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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives June 2014: Tribute to My Dad, Urban Gardeners and Farmers

Some of you know that my dad just passed.  In recent years, and especially these last months, I’ve had a growing appreciation for who he was, for his stories, for his role as an advocate, and his love for being on the farm. He was born in Chicago to More

Developing a Local Food System in Wake County: Food Policy Council Task Force Update

Written by Carol S. Mitchell, PhD, RD, LDN, NC Cooperative Extension, Wake County  Center  and Member, AHA Board of Directors A food system. What, you may ask, is that?  A food system refers to all aspects of producing, buying, selling, and eating food.  There are multiple benefits of a More

WakeMed Farmers Market Brings Healthy Produce to the Food Desert

Located within the food desert that Southeast Raleigh has become, WakeMed Raleigh Campus is a perfect location for the newest farmers’ market in Wake County. WakeMed staff saw an opportunity to provide access to healthy produce to community residents to address the food access crisis, as well as its More

Partners in the Spotlight: The Produce Box and Alexander Family YMCA

Summer’s Bounty for Raleigh Camp High Hopes Families Summer’s bounty of fresh, North Carolina produce will reach a bit further into Southeast Raleigh this summer. In fact, more than 350 children at Camp High Hopes in Raleigh will take home a bag of North Carolina grown fruits and vegetables from More

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