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Finding out where you can use SNAP benefits is only a click away

If you’re like me, you probably have store reward cards for most of the grocery store chains near your home, to help stretch your grocery dollars through weekly sales and checkout-lane coupons.  When I fill out an application for a grocery store reward card, here’s what is important to me: How far is a store[…] Read More

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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