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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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    Re-imaging New Year’s Resolutions

    Posted on December 19, 2014 by in Blog

    by Susan Jakes New Year’s Resolutions are coming soon – a chance to push the reset button and decide what we really want to make happen in the new year. Often times these resolutions require some daily behavior change, and are dropped after a few days or weeks. My challenge to you is to think […]

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    Exercise with Your Pet

    Posted on December 12, 2014 by in Blog

    by Debbie Stephenson What is one thing you have in common with your dog or cat?   If you answered the need to exercise you are exactly right! The benefits from exercise for both humans and pets include weight management, stronger bones and muscles, improved hearts and lungs and an overall improvement in health. Exercising a […]

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    Harnett County Mini-Grant Updates

    Posted on December 11, 2014 by in Blog, Harnett County

      by Sarah Bowen, Annie Hardison-Moody, Lilly O’Connell, and Josephine McKelvy We recently completed our 6-month site visits with 4 of our 5 mini-grantee organizations in Harnett County, and we’re so excited about what they’ve accomplished! Lillington Star Playground Lillington Star Free Will Baptist Church is working hard to make sure that their congregation and […]

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    Wake County Mini-Grant Updates: Part III

    Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Blog, Wake County

      by Josephine McKelvy, Marissa Sheldon, and Lilly O’Connell Here are the remaining updates on our  2014 Wake County mini-grantees! Passage Home The staff of Passage Home wears many hats to help families become self-sufficient. Some of their services include after-school tutoring, feeding the community, and helping families move into permanent housing, among other goals. As a […]

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  • Video Resource: Tiny Bites Add Up!

    Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Blog

      by Lorelei Jones Maintaining your weight during the holiday season can often be a challenge. Check out this video to see how those “tiny bites” can add up to extra weight gain.

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    Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

    Posted on November 21, 2014 by in Blog

    by Kristin Larson A healthy, yummy fall recipe that is great for the holidays! Try it out and let us know what you think! Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-roasted-butternut-squash/   Ingredients -Butternut squash- peeled, seeded and cut into cubes -2 tablespoons olive oil -2 cloves garlic, minced -salt and black pepper to taste Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 […]

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    Video Resources from EFNEP

    Posted on November 14, 2014 by in Blog

    by Marissa Sheldon Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) not only provides nutrition education classes to community groups, but you can get some great tips from them through these online videos!   Healthy Snacking - great ideas for kids and adults How to Make Sanitizing Solution to keep your kitchen safe and germ-free! Physical […]

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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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