This was originally posted on the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s website. I know from the guidance on ChooseMyPlate.gov, we should aim to make at least half our plates fruits and vegetables. But when I hear that, I wonder how I can make that happen with my limited food budget. Fruits and… Read more »
Note: This post was originally posted on the Voices into Action website. by Annie Hardison-Moody In each of the counties where Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health Project works, organizations and county residents have talked about how important food pantries are to their communities. Given the recent economic downturn, coupled with cuts to… Read more »
Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson With Easter around the corner (April 20th) my thoughts go to chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs. I have happy memories of waking up on Easter morning and running downstairs to find a basket full of both. I gobbled them up and never once thought about the sugar in the… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Have you ever wondered what ‘no carbs!’, ‘lite!’, ‘sugar-free!’ or gluten-free!’ meant during your grocery shopping? If so, you are not alone. Most of the packaged foods we buy have some of these labels and it is important to learn about what these labels actually mean.
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo I love to eat bread in different forms: whole, sliced, white, or wheat. However, I am always very particular about the ingredients, and try to buy whole wheat or whole grain bread when I can. When you find yourself thinking about what kind of bread to buy, think of trying… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo February is National Canned Food Month, so this is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of canned foods! With many Americans striving to stay healthy by eating smart, they are also looking for various ways to shop wisely by buying healthy and affordable foods.
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to eating foods that boost heart health, avocados should definitely come to mind. Until recently, I preferred to use them for facials instead of eating them, because they often did not sit well with me when I consumed them alone. So, in order to boost my potassium… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was launched at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) on February 9, 2013. The popularity of the classes has grown and attracted many women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Although the number of participants in each class varies, the interest and word… Read more »
Guest Writer: Kristin Larson Did you know beets are in season in North Carolina from October to December? Why not visit your local farmer’s market or produce stand to try some beets! This recipe is a delicious way to add more nutrition to your dessert. Enjoy!
by Annie Hardison-Moody Faithful Families is excited to partner with Voices into Action: The families, food and health project in Harnett, Lee and Wake counties in North Carolina. One of the goals of the Harnett Voices into Action: Empowering and Serving Harnett County Through the Families, Food, and Health Project committee has been to bring nutrition education,… Read more »