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Med Instead of
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The Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases.  Learn more about eating the Mediterranean diet, including seven simple steps to eating the Med way everyday at Med Instead of Meds.

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Med Instead of
Meds

The Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases.  Learn more about eating the Mediterranean diet, including seven simple steps to eating the Med way everyday at Med Instead of Meds.

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New Resources from
Team Nutrition

Check out these two new resources from Team Nutrition: A Guide to Smart Snacks in School This resources helps identify healthy snacks for children to bring to school. What You Can Do to Help Wasted Prevent Food Food waste is a big concern in the United States.  This resources identifies ways that to help reduce, reuse, and recycle food before it goes to waste.

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Used tyres potentially store stagnant water and become mosquitoes breeding ground

Zika Virus and
Mosquito Control -- More Than Pesticides

Dr. Mike Waldvogel, NCSU Entomology Specialist, shares the following information to help people be proactive about controlling mosquitoes in their yards and neighborhoods.  He explains that mosquito control is more than pesticide use.  People need to begin by eliminating those areas that serve as mosquito breeding grounds. https://ncurbanpests.wordpress.ncsu.edu/feature/2016/mosquito-control-more-than-pesticides/ Used tires potentially store stagnant water and become mosquitoes breeding ground[/caption]

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Flooding Recovery
Information

Flooded store room building with water half way up it's walls[/caption] Areas across the state have experienced flooding in recent weeks.  NC State Extension has information to help families clean up and recover from flooding disasters.  To learn more visit the following: Recovery and Clean Up Fact Sheets Flooding Insurance Fact Sheets Also, explore the following resources from other agencies: Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean Up of Flooded Homes Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post Disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home After a Flood

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Water Efficiency Program Celebrates 10 Years popular

Many have heard of the Energy Star program that helps consumers identify energy efficient appliances, equipment, building products, and homes.  Not all, however, know that there is a similar program that helps to MORE »

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Healthy Home Solutions popular

A variety of hazards exist in homes and they can be the source of or a contributing factor to a number of illnesses and injuries. Unhealthy homes expose families to environmental hazards including MORE »

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Nutrition Decisions Webinar Series popular

Are artificial sweeteners safe? What is the difference between organic and conventional milk? To answer these questions and more, tune into our FREE Nutrition Decision webinar. Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and MORE »

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Faithful Families Webinar: Connecting with Chronic Disease Prevention ProgramsWed Nov 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
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