Category Archives: Research

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    WIC in NC: A researcher’s perspective

    Posted on October 11, 2013 by in Blog, Research

    By Josephine McKelvy It’s been seven years since I redeemed my last WIC voucher, coincidentally also in October. I still remember the tedious check-out process at the grocery store each month. Did we get the right kind of cheese? Is this the right amount of cereal? What are we going to do with yet another bag […]

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  • The Voices of Mothers in Southeast Raleigh

    Posted on April 30, 2013 by in Blog, Research, Wake County

    by Joslyn Brenton and Rachel Powell In 2012, the Voices into Action research team conducted 43 in-depth interviews with African American and Latina mothers and grandmothers in Southeast Raleigh. Our goal was to better understand the successes they experience and the challenges they face when it comes to feeding their children and keeping them healthy. […]

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    Voices of mothers in Lee County, NC

    Posted on March 25, 2013 by in Blog, Lee County, Research

    By Joslyn Brenton In 2012 the Voices into Action research team conducted 46 in-depth interviews with mothers and grandmothers in Lee County.  I am one of the researchers who travel around interviewing the mothers who participate in our study. It is a great job! I have had the opportunity to meet so many kind and […]

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  • How We Are Putting Your Voice into Action

    Posted on November 27, 2012 by in Blog, Research

    by Joslyn Brenton November is coming to a close, and the research team is wrapping up our first year of interviews. We spent a great deal of time talking with participants, asking each one questions about how they feed their kids and keep them healthy. At this point, participants may be wondering what we do […]

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    Food and Emotions

    Posted on October 12, 2012 by in Blog, Research

      by Joslyn Brenton Hello from the research desk! In this blog entry I want to talk about the link between food and emotions. We have been asking the mothers in our study, “When you hear about nutrition and weight, for example on TV, what do you feel like you hear about?” Many tell us […]

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    What is a sociologist?! (and what do they do?)

    Posted on September 17, 2012 by in Blog, Research

      By: Joslyn Brenton       I am a sociologist. When I tell people this, I usually get a strange look. “A what?” people will say. “Is that like a psychologist?” others will ask. These are good questions. You do not meet that many sociologists because most of us work at universities where we […]

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    The Voices of Mothers in Harnett County, NC

    Posted on August 14, 2012 by in Blog, Harnett County, Research

    by Joslyn Brenton   As of August, we have conducted in-depth interviews with 33 mothers and grandmothers in Harnett County. The name of our study is Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project. The first word of our project name is very important. If you want to understand how and why mothers and […]

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