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  Guest Writer: Hannah Field Going meatless can be a great option for you and your family. However frequently you choose to do it – all the time or just occasionally, and for whatever reason – religious, budgetary, or otherwise, there are many benefits. At the family level, a meatless meal is often cost-effective and… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Hannah Field Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a day to be intentional about practicing thankfulness AND to cook and share a meal with the people I love the most. When it comes to the meal, my family appreciates tradition, and there are dishes we make sure… Read more »

  October 14, 2015, was a day to celebrate at Peletah Ministries in New Bern, North Carolina. The faith community was awarded a grant from the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program for over $94,000 to enhance the work they are currently doing through their Joseph Community Market, which started in 2014.

  Worried holiday weight gain will weigh you down? This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.

  This was originally posted by the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program. Did you know, a plain cup of brewed coffee has only 2 calories and no fat. However, if you like to add flavored creams, sugars, etc., the calories quickly add up. See how many calories just 1 tablespoon of these extras… Read more »

  by Vimie Magsino In 2014, the North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) was awarded Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (ODHDSP) funding for the implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and the reduction of related health disparities among adults. This award will be… Read more »

  Want to learn about some great community garden projects in North Carolina?  Our friends at Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project have funded several community garden mini-grant projects.  Here’s an update on two of those gardens in Lee County. Originally posted by Voices into Action here. by Zandra Alford

  Note: This was originally posted by the North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Program here. Sandwiches are a common staple food on a lunchbox menu for children, but I’ve noticed sandwiches have gotten a reputation as being boring or bland because children get tired of eating the same old sandwich for lunch every day.… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Welcome back to the final series of gardening 101. I hope you have started brainstorming on what, where, when, and how to plant, as the spring season is fast approaching.  I recently attended the Dig In! Event at the Marbles Kids’ Museum.  Experienced and novice gardeners, farmers, Master Gardeners, school teachers,… Read more »

  Welcome back to the gardening series! I hope you’ve been thinking deeply on how to start a garden with your family and friends. Starting small is always key and one of the best pieces of advice given by the Master Gardeners.  They advised that you start a container garden if you are very new into… Read more »