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    2014 Lee County Mini-Grant Summary: Cameron Grove Community Garden and Peace and Unity Community Garden

    Posted on May 26, 2015 by in Blog, Lee County, Uncategorized

    As the 2014 mini-grant funding cycle comes to an end, we would like to take this time to thank our partnering organizations for increasing access to healthy and affordable foods and safe places to be active in Lee County. Over the next few months, we will conduct end of year evaluations and will post a […]

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    2014 Southeast Raleigh Mini-Grant Summary: Agape Word Fellowship and Fertile Ground Food Cooperative

    Posted on May 17, 2015 by in Blog

    As the 2014 mini-grant funding cycle comes to an end, we would like to take this time to thank our partnering organizations for increasing access to healthy and affordable foods and safe places to be active in Southeast Raleigh. Over the next few months, we will conduct end of year evaluations and will post a […]

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    Accomplishing Your Goals is Better with a Partner

    Posted on May 8, 2015 by in Blog

    Are you looking for a way to change or modify your diet? Exercise? Quit smoking? Even small changes in what you eat can make a world of difference in how you feel. Research suggests that attempts to quit smoking and lose weight are better in pairs! For me, my attempts to try new foods, new […]

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    Sneaky Summer Exercises for Kids (and Parents)!

    Posted on May 4, 2015 by in Blog

    by Lillian MacNell The weather is getting warmer (finally!) and the end of school is right around the corner. It’s a great time to get outdoors and get moving. Summer can also be a time when parents are used to hearing the dreaded “I’m bored!” from kids. At the same time, it can be hard to […]

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    Faith Community Physical Activity Initiative in SE Raleigh

    Posted on April 26, 2015 by in Blog

    For several months, Voices into Action, the YMCA Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program (YMCA REACH), Wake County Human Services have been collaborating with local faith communities to increase access to physical activity. The initial meetings provided a platform for faith congregations to voice their wants and needs. It also provided a space […]

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    Something Old, Something New – The Proposed New Dietary Guidelines

    Posted on April 20, 2015 by in Blog

    by Cassandra Johnson Every five years, the government releases a new version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a policy document that provides advice for what the US population 2 years and older should be eating for health.  A panel of experts outlines the recommendations based on research findings […]

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    In the Spotlight: 2015 Lee and Harnett County Mini-Grantees

    Posted on April 10, 2015 by in Blog, Uncategorized

    Join me in congratulating our 2015 Lee County and Harnett County Mini-Grantees! We are proud to be partnering with ten wonderful local non-profits that are working to expand access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active within our communities. Harnett County Harnett Voices for Community and Leadership Development is establishing the Community Garden for […]

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    Welcome, Zandra!

    Posted on April 3, 2015 by in Blog

    Voices into Action is happy to announce that Zandra Alford has recently joined our team as the Harnett and Lee Outreach Coordinator.  For those of you working in Harnett or Lee Counties, she is your contact person for mini-grants and other outreach efforts.  Welcome, Zandra! Zandra studied Public Health at the University of Arizona in […]

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    What’s in a number?

    Posted on March 31, 2015 by in Blog, Research

    by Sinikka Elliott The BMI (which stands for Body Mass Index) is a commonly used number these days. But what does it measure? What information does it provide? The BMI is a measure of the ratio of weight to height. You can calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in […]

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    In the Spotlight: 2015 SE Raleigh Mini-Grantees

    Posted on March 23, 2015 by in Blog

    Join me in congratulating our 2015 SE Raleigh Mini-Grantees! We are thrilled to see all the good that out partnering non-profits have to offer our communities. Stay tuned for our Harnett and Lee County Mini-Grantees coming up later this week. Alliance Medical Ministry Community Garden AMM’s garden provides access to free, organic, fresh fruits and […]

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