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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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Free Milk Give Away

In partnership with The Dairy Alliance, Borden, Cooperative Extension, and Horizon Church there will be a FREE milk giveaway …

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Canner Lid Clinic Scheduled

Cooperative Extension will test dial-gauge pressure canner lids Thursday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fort …

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Count on Me NC

Count On Me NC As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions, and businesses reopen after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Count On …

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MED Instead of MEDS Class Series

MED instead of MEDS class series Eating the Med Way has been proven to protect against chronic illness. In some …

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It's Strawberry Season

Strawberries are a great NC product, and there are many farms producing them locally, here in Iredell County! So, …

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Food NC

Families who need help finding meals for their children ages 18 and younger can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby …

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COVID-19 Resources

For up to date information on the on-going threat of Coronavirus, please check out the links and information below: Iredell …

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Report to the People 2019

This year’s “Report to the People” brought together local county leaders, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County staff, and Community …

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July Canner Lid Clinic 2019

July Pressure Canner Lid Clinic N.C. Cooperative Extension will test dial-gauge pressure canner lids at the site listed below in July. …

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Senior Day 2019

National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 29, 2019; 9 a.m. to noon Come and check out this event at …

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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

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Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …