Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

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.

Cover photo for Fall 2019 FCS Newsletter

Fall 2019 FCS Newsletter

Upcoming Programs Pumpkin Patch at WCFM 10/19 Wilkes County Farmers Market is holding its annual pumpkin patch from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. …

Cover photo for June - Med Instead of Meds Class

June - Med Instead of Meds Class

For more information about Med Instead of Meds contact: Courtney Tevepaugh courtney_tevepaugh@ncsu.edu 2019 Series Dates are as follows: June 27 July 11 July 25 August 1 August …

Cover photo for Preserving the Harvest Series

Preserving the Harvest Series

Are you interested in home food preservation but not sure where to start? N.C. Cooperative Extension of Wilkes County has …

kids cooking

Cooking Matters

Wilkes FCS is working with the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children to host a second Cooking Matters series for …

farmers market fruit and vegetables

Lunch & Learn : Farmers' Market 101

April 30, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. Cost $5 Wilkes County Agricultural Center Farmers’ Markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, …

Infographic - Plants do that where we learn

Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

2 weeks ago

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

3 weeks ago

Insect Repellent Products

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

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

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 …

5/23/19Local Foods