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A Freezerful of Christmas

Yesterday in the News & Observer, Felicia Gressette, who in a previous life was the food editor for the Miami Herald, wrote a story about making heat and eat meals for family as a gift. WakeMed Corporate and Community Health‘s dietitian Stacy Kropp provides some nutritional tips for seniors in the article. In case you missed the […]

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High Health, Low Cost

Andrea Weigl, food writer at the News & Observer, wrote a STORY included in today’s paper about eating healthy for the same price (or cheaper) as going through the drive through at a fast food restaurant. In the sidebar, WakeMed Cardiac Rehab Dietitian Diana Koenning provided some additional tips for keeping family heathy and well fed […]

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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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Cary Hospital Earns Red Apple Recognition

WakeMed Cary Hospital recently earned the Red Apple recognition for creating a healthy food environment. Led by N.C. Prevention Partners, the Healthy Food Environments Initiative is a statewide project to help all NC hospitals make healthy foods more available, visible and affordable for employees and visitors. Efforts included: offering more affordable healthy snacks in Points West Café; rearranging […]

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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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Mealtime Makeovers

Caroline Youngblood is manager in public relations and editor of Heart to Heart, WakeMed Heart Center’s magazine. WakeMed Heart to Heart is starting a new feature — Mealtime Makeovers. Here is what we have in mind and how you can help make it great! Family gatherings wouldn’t be the same without Great Grandma’s cheesy potato […]

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Have a Hoppy, Healthy Easter

Stacy Moretz, registered dietitian, Corporate and Community Health. When you think of the Easter Bunny, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow treats and candy-filled eggs are often the first things that come to mind.  This year try to turn away from these sugar-filled treats and focus more on things to get kids outside and moving.  In the Triangle, […]

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