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Health & Nutrition

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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Addressing Food Insecurity

Faced with an ongoing challenge that affects close to 20,000 Iredell County residents, the Iredell County Health Department and …

Back to School Nutrition Checklist

Check out this back-to-school nutrition checklist to help you make sure your students are healthy, happy, and engaged with learning this …

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Eat Healthy Monthly Recipes

As seen in Iredell Informed February: Not a vegetable lover? You’re not alone. Only 10% of people in the U.S. …

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20 Healthy Tips to Eat Right

March is National Nutrition Month — This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future” and focuses on eating with sustainability …

Safe Plates January 2023 Registration

Safe Plate Registration: January 2023 Course Please complete the following form to sign up for the Safe Plate Course. Registration …

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So Easy to Preserve

Canning Resource Book for Sale at Iredell Extension Office for $25 Makes a great gift! Preserving Foods: Different methods of food …

Bring your pressure canner to have the dial-gauge tested. During the clinic, gaskets (seals) and valves will also be checked. Bring the lid of your presto-type dial-gauge canner. There is no charge for this service.

June Canner Lid Clinic

Friday, June 10th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Lowry’s 3204 Harmony Hwy Harmony, …

Report to the People

Our 2021 Report to the People was held in July, here’s the report of what our Department did over …

Garden Fair

2022 Garden Fair will be held at the Agriculture Center on April 30, 2022 at 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, …

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Med Instead of Meds

Tuesday, February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2022 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Statesville Fitness & Activity …

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Servsafe Training

This class covers contamination, hygiene, time and temperature control, food-borne illness, allergens, and cleaning and sanitizing. About This Event The registration …

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Plant Sale

Order form Checks or exact cash accepted for payment. Mail to: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County, PO Box 311 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

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

5 days agoLocal Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

5 days agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

5 days agoLocal Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

5 days agoLocal Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

5 days agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

5 days agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

5 days agoLocal Foods