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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, so why don’t you challenge yourself to eat more fresh produce this month!   Fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense, which means they provide lots of vitamins and minerals with fewer calories. They also contain fiber to keep you feeling full, and antioxidants that may protect you against[…] Read More

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Healthy Doesn’t Have to Cost More

Written by Sarah Mammarella, MS, RD, LDN, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent in Richmond County, NC As a Registered Dietitian and a community educator people often tell me they believe it costs more to eat healthy.  But does it?  In order to answer this question we must first attempt to understand what “healthy” means.  Currently[…] Read More

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Getting the Food You Need During A Natural Disaster

You can’t prevent natural disasters from occurring, but being prepared and knowing about resources can help you recover faster if a disaster strikes. One resource that can help you get you back on your feet after disaster is D-SNAP. Read below to learn more about this program.  What is D-SNAP?  D-SNAP stands for Disaster-Supplemental Food[…] Read More

If you knew these five things you’d probably apply for SNAP benefits after all!

Filling out an application for FNS/SNAP benefits (previously Food Stamps) may seem a bit daunting, but before you throw your hands up in the air and mutter “no way!” I’d like for you to consider five things: #1 – YOU CAN FILL OUT JUST A BIT OF INFORMATION … If you’re not able to complete[…] Read More