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    Second Round of Mini-grants Awarded in Harnett County

    Posted on April 18, 2014 by in Blog, Harnett County

    by Marissa Sheldon We are excited to announce our 2014 Harnett County mini-grantees! Voices into Action has awarded mini-grants to five local organizations to help expand access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active in Western Harnett County. The five mini-grant recipients are: Excel Outreach Center is using mini-grant funding to support […]

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    Coming Together, Sharing Resources in Southeast Raleigh

    Posted on April 11, 2014 by in Blog, Wake County

    by Annie Hardison-Moody On April 5th, the Healthy Southeast Raleigh Committee, along with Voices into Action, hosted a Community Resource Day for residents and organizations in Southeast Raleigh, in the gym at Chavis Community Center.  Over 20 organizations participated, offering information about their services and programs to numerous residents who came to learn about food, […]

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    Introducing our 2014 Southeast Raleigh Mini-Grantees!

    Posted on April 4, 2014 by in Blog, Wake County

    by Marissa Sheldon Voices into Action has awarded mini-grants to 10 local organizations to help expand access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active in Southeast Raleigh. Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project is a research and outreach partnership of N.C. State University, N.C. A&T University, and N.C. Cooperative […]

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    National Spinach Day!

    Posted on March 28, 2014 by in Blog

    by Marissa Sheldon Did you know that March 26 was National Spinach Day? Let’s celebrate this week by learning more about this vegetable and how to prepare it in a variety of dishes! Spinach is a very nutritious vegetable. As part of the leafy greens group of vegetables, spinach is a good source of vitamins […]

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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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    What’s in your basket?

    Posted on March 14, 2014 by in Blog

    by Debbie Stephenson With Easter around the corner (April 20th) my thoughts go to chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs.  I have happy memories of waking up on Easter morning and running downstairs to find a basket full of both.   I gobbled them up and never once thought about the sugar in the chocolate or […]

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    More Than Just Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Posted on March 7, 2014 by in Blog

    by Cassandra Johnson Eating right isn’t complicated—or is it? We are exposed to messages about healthy eating on a daily basis. We hear stories emphasizing one food over another in order to make us healthier. A lot of these messages are not supported by scientific research and done largely for marketing purposes. For example, Dr. […]

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    What’s at Stake in Labeling Obesity a Disease?

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by in Blog

    by Sinikka Elliott In 2013, the American Medical Association labeled obesity a disease, a move hailed by many as a step in the right direction.  Treating obesity like a disease, supporters argue, legitimates obesity as a health issue and provides a medical path, covered by health insurance, for treatment. But in a recent New York […]

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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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    Being Active at School

    Posted on February 14, 2014 by in Blog

    by Erinn Brooks What was your favorite part of the school day? I’ve posed this question to many students, teachers, and friends over the years, while working or volunteering in a variety of schools. Kids often respond that they enjoy recess, gym, or art. As a teacher, my favorite time of day was lunch, when […]

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