Author Archives: Annie

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    Tax Time!

    Posted on January 29, 2015 by in Blog

    by Erinn Brooks All of the mothers and grandmothers we interview work hard to make ends meet each month. But money is often tight! Some mothers have formed close relationships with their landlords and can make rent payments throughout the month. Others have already started to save for next winter’s holidays, in hopes of providing […]

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    Everyday Flu Prevention

    Posted on January 19, 2015 by in Blog

    by Helen Herrera According to the CDC, this year’s flu has reached epidemic levels. In North Carolina, 90 people have died from the flu and we’re barely ½ way through the season! Children and elderly are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, and this matters because it is not uncommon to have multiple generations living […]

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  • Slow Cooker Chili

    Posted on January 9, 2015 by in Blog

    by Annie Hardison-Moody Happy New Year!  We at Voices into Action hope that you are enjoying a happy and healthy new year so far. With the cold weather we’ve been having this week, I wanted to share a recipe from the North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for slow cooker chili.  I […]

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    Diabetes Awareness Month

    Posted on November 7, 2014 by in Blog

    by Helen Herrera November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and that means that it is a good time to reflect on our family, friends, and lifestyle. Millions of children and adults in America have diabetes and it is time that we put a stop to it. When thinking about preventing diabetes, weight and lifestyle quickly comes […]

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    Communal Cooking for Busy Families

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by in Blog

    by Annie Hardison-Moody Some of the researchers on our project recently wrote an article about family meals (you can read a little more about it here), in which they talk about the issues families face as they try to get dinner on the table.  Many of these issues are structural, like low wages, gender inequality, and under or un-employment. […]

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    Connecting with Food Pantries: What Have We Learned So Far?

    Posted on March 20, 2014 by in Blog

    by Annie Hardison-Moody In each of the counties where we work, organizations and county residents have talked about how important food pantries are to their communities.  Given the recent economic downturn, coupled with cuts to federal food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), food pantries and other emergency food […]

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    Boosting Creativity in Committee Work

    Posted on February 21, 2014 by in Blog

    by Susan Jakes, Ph.D. I never cease to be amazed by what focused, hard working committees can get done!  They persevere through set backs, unexpected events, and losing and integrating new members.  They keep work moving when they go back to their normal, hectic lives between every meeting.  Getting anything done within these realities is […]

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    Eating Smart and Moving More with VIA in 2013

    Posted on January 17, 2014 by in Blog

    By Annie Hardison-Moody One of my favorite pieces of the Voices into Action project is our partnership with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)  and Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More.  We have had a lot of success in 2013 with these programs, and we are excited to share some of that with […]

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    Faith Community Assessment for Lee, Harnett and Southeast Raleigh

    Posted on November 1, 2013 by in Blog, Harnett County, Lee County, Wake County

    We need your help with a survey to learn how and whether faith communities allow outside groups and individuals to use their facilities.  This survey is part of our ongoing Voices into Action project. We are surveying all of the faith communities in Southeast Raleigh, Harnett and Lee Counties to learn more about the availability […]

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    Beet Brownies

    Posted on October 17, 2013 by in Blog

    by Kristin Larson Did you know beets are in season in North Carolina from October to December?  Why not visit your local farmer’s market or produce stand to try some beets!  This recipe is a delicious way to add more nutrition to your dessert.  Enjoy!   Beet Brownies Ingredients -2 large cooked beets or 1 […]

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