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  Guest Writer: Lorelei Jones When you think about a special Valentine’s Day celebration, what comes to your mind first?  Was it the chocolate or the dinner?  Probably not.  It was more likely a sweet message from a dear friend or family member, a simple note, a kind gesture, or a fond memory of time… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson Go into any grocery store or drug store today and you will find aisles of Valentine’s candy.  You will find everyday candy in red, white, or pink wrappers.  You will see candy shaped like hearts or lips, candy on a stick, candy with writing on it, marshmallow candy, gluten free… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Welcome back to the family gardening series. In part one, I briefly touched on the highlights of a family gardening project and its benefits to children, families, and communities. I shared tips on how to embark on one if you are interested in starting a garden project.  I also mentioned… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Spring will be here in the next few months, and it is time to get ready for a family gardening project. I am so excited because it will be my very first time getting serious about gardening. More so, my children have always been curious about how seeds germinate, flowers evolve,… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The very first time I got to know of persimmons was last year summer. A friend from Texas came to visit and brought some persimmon fruits from her home garden. Since then, I have become hooked on persimmons.

  Dawn Wilde Burgess, Community Health Promotion Supervisor with Macon County, NC has been busy developing an promoting a successful Faithful Families program.  Macon County Public Health worked with Holly Springs Baptist Church and other faith communities to implement the program, with assistance from the Community Transformation Grant program in their region.  They were met… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to desserts, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is that desserts are not so healthy. This is because many desserts are known to have too much sugar. However, the good news is that not all desserts are unhealthy. As a matter of fact, there… Read more »

  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After your Thanksgiving meal is over, the countdown to repurpose leftovers into soups, hash, sandwiches, and other uses begins. But how long can you safely keep leftovers to enjoy after Thanksgiving day?

  Guest Writer: Madison Fehling The 9th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge is here! In preparation for the Holiday Challenge, we conducted a Taste Test to try all of the healthy recipes you will find in the newsletters. Boy oh boy are there some good ones this year!

  by Annie Hardison-Moody Originally posted at Voices into Action. Some of the researchers on the Voices into Action project recently wrote an article about family meals (you can read a little more about it here), in which they talk about the issues families face as they try to get dinner on the table.  Many of these issues are structural, like… Read more »