N.C. A&T  EDUCATIONAL FORUM Discover Agriculture Middle school students will explore the world of agriculture and get introductions to some of the varied career opportunities for students with  backgrounds in agricultural studies.
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Its the holiday days and all diets are suspended but before chowing down you may consider using substitute ingredients  says NC A&T Cooperative Extension. Video
Student Cooking Competition at N.C. A&T to Mix Fun, Agriculture and Nutrition
Cathy Gant Hill
Greensboro, N.C. (March 22, 2017) - A live, Iron Chef-style cook-off between students in their mecca of munching, Williams Dining Hall, is the closing event of a week set aside each March to celebrate agricultural accomplishments in North Carolina. Scheduled 4-6 p.m., Thursday, March 23, the cooking competition is also a fun way to involve students in Small Farms Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual celebration of  small-scale agriculture,
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 “One clear way to make farming a sustainable enterprise is to have another generation that understands and values its importance, including eating fresh food,” says Dr. Michelle Eley, community and economic development specialist for Cooperative Extension at A&T.
held this year March 19-25.  Scheduled 4-6 p.m., Three teams of four students, each equipped with blender, microwave, griddle and a cornucopia of fresh, local foods from which to choose, will take up a prominent place in the dining room to make one entrée and one dessert. Thursday, March 23, the cooking competition is also a fun way to involve students in Small Farms Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual celebration of small-scale agriculture, held this year March 19-25.   For the current generation of college students, the serious message behind the fun activity is an especially timely one: type 2 diabetes, certain heart ailments and high cholesterol are just some of the conditions on the rise in populations their age.  Video
 
Aggies Go Red for Women’s Heart Health on Feb. 5
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In observance of National Go Red for Women’s Health and National Wear Red Day, North Carolina A&T State University Student Health Center has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to present the fifth annual Aggies Go Red event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at the health center. February is designated as American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Because African Americans and women are disproportionately affected, N.C. A&T health professionals say it’s imperative for the university and the AHA to do their part to raise awareness about risk factors and ways to prevent the chronic disease. “We are always seeking to move the needle on health disparities as it relates to this population,” said university health educator Janet Lattimore. “We want to encourage our students to start thinking about  these health disparities and chronic diseases at an earlier age because they  can start to develop or prevent them based on their health habits.” This year’s Aggies Go Red event will feature community exhibits, health screenings, physical fitness demonstrations that include line dancing and  African drumming, and a demonstration by Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., who will prepare a quick and easy heart-healthy recipe. National Wear Red Day began in 2003 when the AHA  and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute partnered to   raise awareness of a disease that  many believe affects more men than women.  Aggies Go Red events are free and open to the public.
 
1890 Day Wellness Walk/Run Land-grant universities have a long history of collaborating at the local, state, and federal levels to address the health and wellness needs of society. Land-grant programs, often delivered through Cooperative Extension, focus on promoting health, preventing disease and disability, eliminating disparities, and improving quality of life. With the legacy in mind, all nineteen of the 1890 land-grant institutions will celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act of 1890 during National 1890  Video