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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Making Impacts in New Ways!

Social media and social marketing have taken center stage in reaching people during a pandemic. In FY2021. Steps to …

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In the Cards

As unemployment surged in North Carolina this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic, so did the demand for food from …

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Resources You Can Use: COVID-19

North Carolina State Extension provides resources for communities across the state to utilize the food and other resources in …

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Healthy Eating Improves With Steps to Health

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) serves limited resource individuals and families nation-wide. SNAP-Ed is funded by the United …

Impacts Made With Steps to Health

North Carolina State University’s SNAP-Ed program, Steps to Health continues to help program participants make positive changes in their …

The Affordability of MyPlate

The Affordability of MyPlate: An Analysis of SNAP Benefits and the Actual Cost of Eating According to the Dietary …

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"They Learn From Watching You."

NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program has launched a social marketing campaign “They learn from watching you. Eat …

Stakeholders Report Released

Steps to Health’s, North Carolina State University’s SNAP-Ed program, annual stakeholders reports indicates program participants are making positive changes …

Steps to Health SNAP-Ed

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) serves limited resource individuals and families across North Carolina. SNAP-Ed is funded by …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

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This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

11/3/22Local Foods

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

10/17/22