Cranberries … a sign of the season

Cranberries … a sign of the season

What would the holiday season be without cranberries? Whether you make your own cranberry sauce or cranberry jelly from fresh cranberries or buy canne...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Health inspections performed at 28 sites

Health inspections performed at 28 sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 28 inspections of food-related facilities during the month of November....

December 6th, 2016 |  


Start the day with a healthy holiday breakfast

Start the day with a healthy holiday breakfast

People use many strategies to prevent weight gain, but starting the day with a good breakfast is an important part of keeping off the holiday pounds. ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Simple tips to avoid those holiday pounds

Simple tips to avoid those holiday pounds

Research shows that most Americans gain from 2 to 4 pounds during the time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. We can always count on the holi...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen

Take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen

When it comes to cooking and preparing meals, more and more Americans are opting for convenience. Americans spend half of their food budget away from ...

November 18th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

It’s hard to believe it, but Thanksgiving is here again. I usually start getting calls about cooking turkeys about this time, so I though I woul...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 24 food establishments

Bladen County Health Department inspects 24 food establishments

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 24 inspections of food establishments throughout the county during the ...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Bladen County to host free Pesticide Collection Day

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Extension Office, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticid...

November 5th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

The link between diet and health is important. Food alone cannot make you healthy. But good eating habits, based on variety and moderation, can help k...

November 4th, 2016 |  


Sweeten up your meals with sweet potatoes

Sweeten up your meals with sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes, a vegetable with a strong nutritional profile, are easy to prepare and make a colorful addition to your dinner plate. Many people asso...

October 28th, 2016 |