Making healthy choices isn’t always easy. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educators help people sort fact from fad, providing research-based programs that promote a lifetime of good health. Programs cover a broad spectrum, from pesticide safety to indoor air quality, from childhood nutrition and physical activity to heart-healthy eating and food safety.
Many have heard of the Energy Star program that helps consumers identify energy efficient appliances, equipment, building products, and homes. Not all, however, know that there is a similar program that helps to MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
A variety of hazards exist in homes and they can be the source of or a contributing factor to a number of illnesses and injuries. Unhealthy homes expose families to environmental hazards including MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
In April of 2011, North Carolina experienced its largest tornado out break ever. Spring is a time when there is a greater threat for severe weather and tornadoes, not only in our state, MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
Are artificial sweeteners safe? What is the difference between organic and conventional milk? To answer these questions and more, tune into our FREE Nutrition Decision webinar. Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
A monthly celebration of local food + community Through monthly exhibitions, showcases, events and demos community members can explore new ways to engage with and support local food. If you are not from MORE »– from Gardening
Often called the queen of greens, kale is rapidly gaining popularity because of its exceptional nutrient richness, health benefits, and delicious flavor. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat—one serving MORE »– from Gardening