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.
Programs are offered on the proper way to can, freeze or dry foods safely. Call your FCS Agent to schedule an appointment to get the dial guage on your pressure canner tested for accuracy once a year before you begin canning for the season. Food safety programs on food borne illnesses and the storage and shelf life of foods are also offered. Learn about the four easy steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill.