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    Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash Recipe

    Posted on August 28, 2014 by in Blog

    by Kristin Larson Try out the recipe below using fresh zucchini and squash from your garden or local farmer’s market for a simple and delicious way to eat your summer vegetables!   Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ingredients -6 cups zucchini, cut into large chunks -6 cups yellow squash, cut into large chunks -2 tablespoons […]

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    Eat Local

    Posted on August 22, 2014 by in Blog

    by Helen Herrera I often hear our families mention that the price of fruits and vegetables is increasingly rising. I agree. My family is blended and quite large and over time I had to reconsider healthy ways to feed my family while staying on a budget. Because I know that many families are in similar […]

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    From Conflict to Catalyzing Action

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by in Blog

    by Susan Jakes Working in volunteer groups to make your community better is hard work!  Some times many diverse ideas in the room can cause conflict.  Today I am going to talk a little about some ideas that come from the group method called Dynamic Governance.  While Dynamic Governance is a complex method that takes […]

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    Eat Well on $4 a Day

    Posted on August 8, 2014 by in Blog

    by Cassandra Johnson* It can be difficult to find ways to eat good and cheap.  What if I told you about a cookbook with tasty-looking foods and recipes… and that was designed for anyone who eats on a tight budget… and that the cookbook is free? Are you interested? Leanne Brown created this cookbook – […]

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    Watermelon!

    Posted on August 1, 2014 by in Blog

    by Lorelei Jones Once we get past Memorial Day each year, I begin to crave the sweet succulent taste of watermelon.  Watermelon is a tasty treat any time of day.  It is also widely available in North Carolina through the end of August and some of the best prices can be found right now. One […]

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    What’s in Store for Year 3

    Posted on July 25, 2014 by in Blog, Research

    by Lilly O’Connell As we rounded the bend of the year’s halfway point, the VIA research team took to the field for the next set of our interviews, reconnecting with the mothers and grandmothers we interviewed in the first year of our project. During the first half of this year, we worked hard to incorporate […]

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    The Nutrition Advocate’s Dilemma

    Posted on July 18, 2014 by in Blog

    by Marissa Sheldon As someone who is passionate about food access and nutrition, I am constantly feeling conflicted over what to focus on – increasing access to food, generally, so that people are not hungry, or encouraging people to be healthier by eating nutritious foods.  In the ideal world, we would be able to create […]

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    National Berry Month

    Posted on July 11, 2014 by in Blog

    by Debbie Stephenson In July we celebrate raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.   Not only are they tasty but also they are low fat, saturated fat free, sodium free and a go-to source for Vitamin C and fiber.  Eating berries as well as other fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk of many diseases.  Throughout history, raspberries, […]

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    Happy 4th of July!

    Posted on July 7, 2014 by in Blog

    by Erinn Brooks Independence Day is right around the corner, and the whole team at Voices Into Action wishes you a happy holiday! Many of the families we interviewed shared that holidays can be a time of great joy, when relatives and friends come together and enjoy each other’s company. However, holidays can also mean […]

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    Reflections on Connecting Community Outreach and Research

    Posted on June 27, 2014 by in Blog, Research

    by Josephine McKelvy In the midst of all of our preparations for the next round of interviews and wrapping up our community celebrations in Harnett, Lee, and Wake County, have we forgotten to give back to the community? These past few months have flown by in a flurry of community celebrations! Our weekly meetings show […]

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