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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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    Tips for a Successful Voices into Action Mini-grant Application (Application Deadline: October 30, 2015 by 5pm!)

    Posted on October 23, 2015 by in Blog, Harnett County, Lee County, Wake County

    by Helen Herrera There’s only one week left to apply for a Voices into Action mini-grant! The deadline to apply for the 2016 Voices into Action Mini-Grants is October 30, 2015 by 5pm. This year’s application asks different questions than in previous years.  For this year, established collaborative partnerships and sustainability are the most important funding priorities. As […]

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    Listening to children

    Posted on October 16, 2015 by in Blog

    by Sarah Bowen Although our project is about families and the things that affect families’ and children’s health, so far, we have mostly talked to moms and grandmothers. These have been fascinating conversations, and we have learned so much from all of the women we’ve talked to: about shopping, cooking, parenting, and more! However, as […]

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    Why are they stars?

    Posted on October 2, 2015 by in Blog

    by Susan Jakes Someone once told me, the secret to making company for dinner feel comfortable, is to not be totally ready when they get there. This seems odd to me, but I love to have dinner with friends and am never ready when the guests arrive. When they come in and ask how they […]

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    Better Breakfast Day

    Posted on September 25, 2015 by in Blog, Blog en Español

    post provided by Lorelei Jones. September 26th (that’s tomorrow!) is Better Breakfast Day! What’s that all about? The answer to that question can be found in the results of research conducted on the benefits of eating breakfast. Studies based on the behaviors of all Americans – children, adolescents and adults – have shown these benefits […]

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