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    Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween!

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by in Blog

    by Marissa Sheldon Happy Halloween, everyone! Halloween is a always a fun holiday, whether you’re 5 or 50 – dressing up, getting (and eating) some sweet treats, haunted houses, parties with friends, and just enjoying the spectacle of people of all ages in costume! But, of course half of the fun of Halloween (for children and adults), […]

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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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    A Kid-Friendly Healthy, Meatless Meal

    Posted on October 17, 2014 by in Blog

      by Lilly O’Connell Do you have kids who don’t like to eat meat? Many of the mothers and grandmothers we have talked to have told us about their children going through phases where they don’t want to eat meat, and feeling worried about their kids getting enough protein. Others have told us that they […]

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    Broadening the Concept of Family Meals

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by in Blog, Research

    by Sinikka Elliott Last month the VIA research team published a research article about how difficult preparing family meals can be for mothers of young children, who face time and money constraints as well as the challenges of trying to please picky palates. We were surprised by the attention the article received. It seems we […]

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    Wake County Mini-Grant Updates: Part II

    Posted on October 6, 2014 by in Blog, Wake County

    by Lilly O’Connell, Sarah Bowen, and Erinn Brooks Here are the updates on 4 more of our Southeast Raleigh mini-grantees. Applications for 2015 are now open, so please consider applying and we could be highlighting you next year! NC Fair Share CDC NC Fair Share CDC received a mini-grant from Voices into Action to support […]

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    Vegetarian Awareness Month

    Posted on October 3, 2014 by in Blog

    by Debbie Stephenson This morning I opened up a text from my daughter and read, “It’s October 1st, Happy National Vegetarian Day!”  I didn’t know there was such a day.  I researched it and found out that October 1st kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. Being a vegetarian is not something I always want to share […]

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    Fall Flavors

    Posted on September 26, 2014 by in Blog

    by Erinn Brooks The last two days have really felt like fall in central North Carolina! We felt temperature drops of 20 degrees compared to the warm, summer days that have been here for the last few months. When I broke out my sweater, my socks, and my favorite blanket, I started thinking about the […]

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    Wake County Mini-Grantee Updates: Part I

    Posted on September 19, 2014 by in Blog, Wake County

      by Josephine McKelvy, Lilly O’Connell, and Cassandra Johnson Treasuring Christ Church Treasuring Christ Church (TCC) is a recipient of a 2014 Wake County mini-grant from Voices into Action (VIA). TCC is now in the old YWCA building, across from the Thompson Center on E. Hargett Street. Heather Graig, a representative of TCC, recently discussed […]

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    Cooking Can Be Complicated

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Blog, Research

    by Sarah Bowen Recently, several members of the VIA team published our first article based on our research.  We have gotten a lot of attention in the news media – and some controversy. In the article, we talk about the pressures that mothers face in cooking and feeding their families on a daily basis.  Lately, […]

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    Lee County Mini-Grant Updates: Part II

    Posted on September 8, 2014 by in Blog, Lee County

      by Josephine McKelvy, Erinn Brooks, and Lilly O’Connell As promised, read on for more information about the rest of our Lee County 2014 mini-grantees! Stevens Center The Stevens Center in Sanford strives to bring together members of the community who have developmental disabilities with people who are not disabled. Right now, the center has […]

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