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Getting MyPlate ideas to your family’s table is about being able to purchase healthy, affordable foods

In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced a new food group symbol, MyPlate, to replace the previous MyPyramid.  More importantly, the ChooseMyPlate.gov website has a wealth of information for you – including a “10 Tips Nutrition Education Series” that provides quick and easy ideas on how to eat healthy. The different articles[…] Read More

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More In My Basket outreach shows how $16/month can make a difference

Cooperative Extension agents in 55 North Carolina (NC) counties are providing outreach on Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits – the NC name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.  Participants attending these events are amazed at how even $16 in benefits (the minimum amount for one and two person households) can make[…] Read More

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Welcome to the More In My Basket website

Our hope for this website, and its related blogs, is that it becomes a community forum for the sharing of useful information and helpful ideas about how to get and use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits; and the positive impact these benefits can have in one’s life.  We welcome comments that are within this[…] Read More