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With many agencies in Martin County NC closing or having limited public access, please know that the staff of the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Martin County is available to serve you through email and telephone calls, (252-789-4370).

In this uncertain time, we are all working together to find ways to ensure that our customers’ needs are met. Please visit our website and our Facebook pages: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Martin County; Martin County 4-H; N.C. A&T State University Nutrition Education Program; and NC EFNEP. We will continue to post information and updates through our webpage and social media outlets while our office hours are abbreviated.

While all of our situations are different, we are all struggling to find a new normal as we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19. Some of us are working remotely, and others of us are working long hours on the front lines at health care facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other essential services. It is imperative that we take care of each other and ourselves. Good nutrition is paramount as we try to navigate the stresses the coronavirus brings.

Try to start each day with a healthy breakfast. Oatmeal with fruit is an excellent choice. Save time in the morning by making overnight oats. Put one-half cup oats and one-half cup low fat or skim milk in a jar and leave in the refrigerator overnight. You can add fruit, nuts, chia seeds, or other toppings of your choice. Overnight oats last in the refrigerator for five days, so on Sunday night, you can make enough to eat every morning of the workweek.

If you are staying at home with children who are out of school, consider cooking together. Reading, math, and science are all parts of cooking, and the extra time at home is a perfect time to make these subjects fun in the kitchen. Enjoy your family, eat nutritious food, exercise at home, and check our website and Facebook pages for ideas.