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Community Garden Tool Drive

Schools, churches, neighborhoods, community groups and other nonprofits are capitalizing on the excitement around sustainable food systems by connecting people with where their food comes from and promoting environmentally friendly living through community gardens. However, one of the biggest hurdles community gardeners face is funding for all the supplies needed to maintain the gardens. Many […]

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Help Make School Lunches Healthier

  Lunch Line Trailer from uji films on Vimeo. To help Wake County citizens and decision makers have constructive conversations about school lunches, Advocates for Health in Action is sponsoring two screenings of Lunch Line in November.  Lunch Line is a documentary chronicling the creation of the National School Lunch Program. If you are a […]

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Farmers Market Appeal

Advocates for Health in Action is working with area farmers markets to help them determine what customers are looking for in their market – is price, convenience or organic produce most important to you? Take a few minutes to fill out this SURVEY, so Wake County farmers markets can better serve you. Oh, and if […]

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Are You Daycare Diet Aware?

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action. Yesterday the House approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would direct the state Child Care Commission to create stronger nutritional standards for childcare centers.  The bill, as origionally introduced, included provisions limiting sugar-sweetened beverages and prohibiting […]

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Fresh, Local Food for All

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action. Once again, Wake County is leading the way in providing healthy options for our citizens. Beginning June 26, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary will provide low‐income individuals improved access to fresh, wholesome food by accepting Electronic […]

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Wake County Mayors Commit to National Physical Activity Plan

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action. Tomorrow Advocates for Health in Action (AHA), Wake County Mayors and North Carolina State University partners are hosting an event to adopt the National Physical Activity Plan, introduce the new Rocky Branch Greenway, and present the Wake County physical assets […]

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Fit to Serve

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and is the director for Advocates for Health in Action. As a community health specialist at WakeMed and the director of Advocates for Health in Action, a collaborative of organizations working to increase access to healthy food and activity in Wake County, information comes across my […]

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