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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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    Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween!

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by in Blog

    by Marissa Sheldon Happy Halloween, everyone! Halloween is a always a fun holiday, whether you’re 5 or 50 – dressing up, getting (and eating) some sweet treats, haunted houses, parties with friends, and just enjoying the spectacle of people of all ages in costume! But, of course half of the fun of Halloween (for children and adults), […]

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    Communal Cooking for Busy Families

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by in Blog

    by Annie Hardison-Moody Some of the researchers on our project recently wrote an article about family meals (you can read a little more about it here), in which they talk about the issues families face as they try to get dinner on the table.  Many of these issues are structural, like low wages, gender inequality, and under or un-employment. […]

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    A Kid-Friendly Healthy, Meatless Meal

    Posted on October 17, 2014 by in Blog

      by Lilly O’Connell Do you have kids who don’t like to eat meat? Many of the mothers and grandmothers we have talked to have told us about their children going through phases where they don’t want to eat meat, and feeling worried about their kids getting enough protein. Others have told us that they […]

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