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Become More Healthy in the Foods You Eat Why worry about eating foods containing sodium? Sodium increases some people’s blood pressure. High blood pressure may increase your chances for a heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. Some people with high blood pressure can help reduce it by eating less sodium. Some people cannot. Learn more here

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Eat Right For
Life

Become More Healthy in the Foods You Eat Why worry about eating foods containing sodium? Sodium increases some people’s blood pressure. High blood pressure may increase your chances for a heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. Some people with high blood pressure can help reduce it by eating less sodium. Some people cannot. Learn more here

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Prepare Now to Reduce
Heating Costs

As seasons change, it’s important to remember that you can reduce heating costs through proper maintenance of your heating unit and by carefully selecting and operating your heating equipment.  North Carolina Coopertive Extension's E-Conservation Program can help you keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter.   Learn more . . .

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

National Preparedness
Month --"Winging It" is Not an Emergency Plan

September is National Preparedness Month.  North Carolina is no stranger to natural disasters.  Hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, ice storms and winter storms have all affected the state in recent years.  Being prepared is essential to surving disasters and it is essential for everyone in the family to be involved in emergency planning.  As parents or caretakers, it is especially important to create an emergency plan and to communicate your emergency plan your children.  Unfortunately, many families don't plan until a disaster is upon us.  To help highlight this issue, the Department of Homeland Security has created a series of humourous PSA's the emphasize the importance of family planning. Not Sharing Seat of Your Pants For additional information on emergency planning with children, visit ready.gov/kids and ces.ncsu.edu/disaster

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Eat Smart Move More.

Eat Smart, Move More: North Carolina’s State Plan to Prevent Overweight, Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases was written by a committee of the Eat Smart, Move More...North Carolina Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is made up of professionals from across the state with the common goal of obesity prevention. Learn more. 

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