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    Creating a healthy vibrant community

    Posted on July 2, 2015 by in Blog

      I went to a conference a few years ago in Park city Utah and signed up for the biking tour. I really had no idea what I was getting into, but after an hour long presentation on the economic development benefits of the biking community and biking tourism on Park City, we went to […]

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    Staying Hydrated Can Taste So Good!

    Posted on June 26, 2015 by in Blog

    By Dara Bloom I don’t know if you’ve all noticed, but it is HOT out there! While it’s always important to drink plenty of water, it’s especially true when temperatures are reaching dangerously high levels, like they have in the past couple of weeks. When temperatures reach the high 90s and into the 100s, even […]

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    Cool Summer Salsa Recipe

    Posted on June 19, 2015 by in Blog

    It’s hot outside so let’s enjoy a Cool Summer Salsa! This recipe is courtesy of the University of Mass Nutrition Education Program. Cool Summer Salsa         photo credit: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/mandarin-salsa Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 large cucumber (1 cup) peeled, seeded, and diced 1 orange, peeled and diced or 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained […]

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    June, full of peaches and blueberries in NC!

    Posted on June 5, 2015 by in Blog

    By Daniela Garcia Grandon Summer is full of delicious surprises, and June has arrived along with peaches and blueberries in North Carolina! While in season, these fruits will be tastier and often less expensive than when they are off season. Today I want to share some of the benefits of peaches and blueberries, plus some […]

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    Food pantries, healthy food, and communities

    Posted on June 2, 2015 by in Blog, Harnett County, Lee County, Research, Wake County

    By Dr. Sarah Bowen A lot of the mothers we interviewed have told us that food pantries are an important way that they make sure that they have enough food for their families. They are not alone; since the 1980s, the number of local food banks and food pantries has increased dramatically. Today, more than […]

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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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