Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University invites you to join us for Passport to Health.

Passport to Health
September 25, 2021 8:00 - 5:00 ET


Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T’s Try Healthy (SNAP-Ed) program presents Passport to Health, a virtual health fair experience!

Learn to improve your health! Enjoy all the event offers, including food and fitness demonstrations, swag bags, a scavenger hunt, and much more!

For more information, including how to become a virtual vendor, please contact Kelsey Armstrong at or call 336-285-4677.

Why You Should Register For This Event

  • To receive tips to improve your health.
  • To get moving with exercise instructors. 
  • To learn how to shop for healthy foods on a budget. 
  • To participate in a virtual scavenger hunt and be eligible to win one of two $25 gift cards
  • To collect healthy recipes to make at home.  
  • To connect with vendors in the virtual exhibit hall and receive helpful resources. 
  • To pick up tips to get kids eating healthy.
  • To be one of the first 500 registered attendees and receive a SWAG BAG!


September 25th, 2021

 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibit Booths

Meet and chat with representatives of North Carolina health and wellness organizations. Most booths will have a someone on hand to answer your questions throughout the day.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Strong and Balanced

Alaina Hart 
MPH, CHES, Senior Health Educator

Alice Aycock Poe 
Center for Health Education, Raleigh

Learn how to use MyPlate to plan meals, navigate the grocery store, shop smart on a budget, manage stress and eat mindfully.

9:35 – 10:05 AM

Engaging Young Children in the Kitchen

Der Holcomb 
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Alexander County

Discover how to engage with children in the kitchen, the learning benefits of involving kids in the kitchen, and watch a demonstration on making quick and easy snacks with your child.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Patrice G. Dollar  
MS, CFP, Family Resource Management Associate, Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T

Learn how to maximize your food budget by planning your meals from available resources and using unit pricing when you shop.

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Understanding Food Labels

Emily McClure 
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Jackson County

Food labels can be confusing. Learn how to read them and how the numbers on labels apply to your health.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

LIFTing Opportunities

Hayley Cowell 
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Stanly County and Rhonda Peters, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, Montgomery County

Family & Consumer Sciences Agents will discuss the LIFT Program and why exercise is important. They will also lead participants through a LIFT warm-up, the eight-core exercises, and a cool down. Lastly, we will discuss how others can get involved in this program at a local level.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cooking Healthy with the Guilford County Partnership for Children & Healthy Families – Healthy Futures

Guilford County 
Partnership for Children and Healthy Families - Healthy Futures, Greensboro

Enjoy a virtual cooking class hosted by Guilford County Partnership for Children. Special guest Chef John LaTour of Healthy Families – Healthy Futures will create two wonderful recipes: a healthy vegetable succotash and sweet potato quesadillas

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Healthy Dessert Alternative - Rainbow Parfait

Matias Murano, EFNEP Educator, Durham County

You don't have to skip dessert. Join us for a cooking demonstration of the Rainbow Parfait that can be used as a healthy dessert alternative

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Smart Size Your Portions

Dee Decker 
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Swain County

Healthy eating means limiting portion sizes to what our bodies need. Learn helpful tips to help you and your family serve more appropriate portions.

Don't Hesitate - Vaccinate!

Jasmine L. Barber, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC. Dr. J. Barber is now an Associate Professor at Winston Salem State University, School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing. Her experience and interests are in obesity, prevention and wellness, and decreasing health care disparities.

Dr. Barber will discuss how the COVID vaccine can keep you and your family safe.

1:30 – 2:00 PM

ChopChop: Making Cooking Cool!

Sally Sampson 
Founder, Executive Director and President, ChopChop Family, Belmont, MA

Make cooking fun while teaching math, reading comprehension, science, and financial literacy to the kids in your life. Use ChopChop, the fun cooking magazine for families, and Eatable Alphabet Kitchen Activity Cards for kids ages 2 and above.

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Fitness for Older Adults

Alexander Ruppert 
Director of Aquatics and Wellness, YWCA, High Point

Learn how older adults can safely exercise and set appropriate fitness goals. Then join a short demonstration of fitness activities for older adults.

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Life! The Nutrition and Fitness Edition

Guy A. Holley 
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Bertie County

Learn strategies for eating healthy and staying active in all stages of life.

3:00 – 3:20 PM

Meal Prep Made Easy

Raven Tuffin 
EFNEP Program Assistant, Guilford County

Learn to stretch your food dollars by meal prepping for the work week. The session includes a cooking demonstration of a delicious burrito bowl using homemade black bean corn salsa.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

Ranjana S. Lord 
MS, RD, LDN, Senior Dietitian, Atrium Health, Charlotte

This session will discuss the importance of nutrition in the presence of cancer and what current research says about prevention.

3:30 – 4:45 PM

Picky Eaters: Engaging Kids in the Kitchen

Dr. Heather L. Colleran 
RDN, CSSD, LDN, CSCS, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences, N.C. A&T

Do you have picky eaters in your house? Learn how engaging your kids in preparing a nutritious, kid-friendly recipe can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to complete the registration form to enjoy the Virtual Health Fair.
Once you register, you will receive information on how to log on to the event.
Yes, there will be pdf and documents available for you to download.
Yes, but they will need to register.