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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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    Year 3 Interviews Starting Soon!

    Posted on June 20, 2014 by in Blog, Research

    by Sinikka Elliott We are getting ready to start a new round of interviewing with the mothers and grandmothers who so generously gave of their time and knowledge in the first year of the project (2012).  The research team has been busy developing interview and survey questions and working through logistics. In fact, it has […]

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    Celebrating Success in Southeast Raleigh

    Posted on June 13, 2014 by in Blog, Events, Wake County

    by Marissa Sheldon Voices into Action hosted the last of our 3 community celebrations on Saturday, June 7, with an event at Chavis Park in Southeast Raleigh.  As with the previous events in Lee and Harnett Counties, we wanted to highlight our mini-grantees’ work and present the findings of our research and community food assessments […]

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    Celebrating Success in Harnett County

    Posted on June 7, 2014 by in Blog, Events, Harnett County

    by Annie Hardison-Moody Last Sunday, we held a community-wide celebration at White Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Lillington to release our food assessment report for Harnett County.  Harnett County residents, volunteers, and representatives of community organizations contributed to the report, which examined a variety of resources in the county related to food access – including […]

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    Bye-Bye to Buy-In

    Posted on May 30, 2014 by in Blog

    by Susan Jakes Today, I want to talk a little about community change.  In trying to create changes, you will often hear of professionals talk of “getting buy-in.”   In other words, the professionals generate the solutions and they want others to be part of the implementation of those changes in the community.  This is […]

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    Celebrating Success in Lee County

    Posted on May 23, 2014 by in Blog, Events, Lee County

    by Marissa Sheldon On Saturday, May 17, Voices into Action and the Sanford Farmers’ Market co-hosted a wondferful community event at Depot Park – the first of our three county celebrations. The purpose of the event was to highlight our mini-grantees’ work, in addition to presenting the findings of our research and community food assessments […]

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    Eat Local, Join the NC 10% Campaign

    Posted on May 16, 2014 by in Blog

    by Cassandra Johnson* With the start of summer around the corner, it’s peak season for lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and other local foods like eggs. Some of these foods might be less expensive at farmers’ markets and farm stands than at the supermarkets. Plus, buying more local foods keeps more money here in […]

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