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    Congratulations to the 2016 Voices into Action Mini-Grants

    Posted on February 12, 2016 by in Blog, Harnett County, Lee County, Wake County

    by Zandra Alford and Helen Herrera We are proud to partner with fifteen wonderful local organizations that are working to expand access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active in Lee and Western Harnett Counties, and Southeast Raleigh.   Western Harnett County: Campbell University is starting a campus kitchen project where university […]

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    Nine tips for a healthy winter

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by in Blog

    By Daniela Grandon Some of the mothers we have spoken to have expressed concern over gaining weight during the winter due to the difficulty of exercising outside, feeling bored or depressed during cold days, and eating less fresh foods. They are not alone. With low temperatures in winter, many people get sick more often, gain […]

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    Winter Warm-ups

    Posted on January 15, 2016 by in Blog

    by Lilly MacNell Winter took a little longer than usual to get here, but it’s certainly cold out there now! Besides piling on more clothes, I’ve been looking for other ways to warm up when the temperatures drop. Two great ways to do that are warm foods and getting the blood flowing by moving around. In […]

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    Goal setting: A powerful tool for anytime of year

    Posted on January 11, 2016 by in Blog

    by Zandra Alford With every new year comes the inevitable talk about new year’s resolutions. A new year makes us think about the future and often gets us thinking about changes we want to make in our lives. New year’s resolutions can be motivating, but they can also be stressful as change, no matter the […]

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    Cooking Substitution Tips that Can Help you Maintain your Weight

    Posted on December 11, 2015 by in Blog

    by Debbie Stephenson It’s the holiday season, a time when lots of people make and share their favorite foods. During this time many of us are looking for ways to maintain our weight while enjoying all of the flavors of the season. Here are a few swaps you can use in your cooking during this […]

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    Spend less time in the kitchen and more time… doing whatever you want!

    Posted on December 4, 2015 by in Blog

    by Helen Herrera By the time I would arrive home from work, I felt overwhelmed knowing that I had to prepare a meal for my family, help the kids with their homework, clean up, put the kids to sleep, and prepare myself for work the following day. Afternoons and evenings can be chaotic! Sometimes I didn’t […]

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    Seasonal Side Dishes- Roasting Winter Vegetables for Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 20, 2015 by in Blog

    by Dara Bloom Trying to figure out what to make for Thanksgiving, and thinking of ways to include some locally grown vegetables? How about roasting? It’s a quick, easy, and delicious way to prepare the types of vegetables that grow in the fall and winter, including root vegetables and cold weather crops. Root vegetables all […]

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    Healthcare Enrollment is Here!

    Posted on November 13, 2015 by in Blog, Events, Harnett County, Lee County, Wake County

    by Chaniqua Simpson It’s time to enroll, renew, or change plans for health insurance for 2016! If you’re not covered through your job, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Medicare, or other qualifying coverage, you can visit the Healthcare Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/) to learn about available plans and enroll! What is Open Enrollment? Open enrollment is the […]

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    The Meanings of Food and Health

    Posted on November 6, 2015 by in Blog

    by Sinikka Elliott What do you imagine when you hear someone say they’re going to reward themselves with a tasty treat? Broccoli? Brown rice? Probably not. I, at least, imagine a luscious piece of cake or chocolate or a bowl of ice cream. In our culture, healthy foods are more commonly associated with drudgery, something […]

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    Halloween Treats

    Posted on October 30, 2015 by in Blog

    by Cassandra Johnson With Halloween right around the corner, it’s impossible to not think about a few festive treats. What will you be making to celebrate? If you’re looking for some new ideas for a scary snack, or a sweet treat, check out the Colby Jack-O-Lanterns, Boo-nanas and Pumpkin-tines, and Darkly Delicious Apples. Will you […]

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