Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

What to cook this Thanksgiving

Here’s a Thanksgiving recipe for you! This Thanksgiving, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is celebrating healthy food, healthy communities, and friends like you who make our work possible. As a token of our gratitude, we hope you’ll enjoy this delicious recipe chosen by our staff Nutrition Education Manager, Sara Clement, RD,…

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Nutrition Kitchen: Think Drink

May is Older American’s Month, and at the Food Bank, we aim to celebrate their stories and wisdom while providing help to the 45,000 seniors living at or below the poverty line within our 34-county service area. And that’s not just limited to food. Did you know dehydration in our senior citizen community is a…

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’Take this medicine with a meal’

A few years back, staff at the Warren-Vance Community Health Center (WVCHC) in Henderson began noticing a troubling trend at their HIV clinic. Patients who had been doing well, and achieved suppressed viral loads (a measurement of successful treatment), were suddenly taking a turn and experiencing viral load increases. About 200 of WVCHC’s patients are…

Guest Blog: FBCENC Celebrates National Nutrition Month

Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. Tessa is a professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian working with clients throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina and beyond. Her areas of expertise include recipe development, cooking classes and speaking engagements. She is also a Social Media Ambassador for FBCENC.…

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The True Cost of Hunger

When a child misses a meal, they feel more than a grumbling stomach. They feel anxious and tired, making it harder for them to concentrate in school. When a child regularly misses meals, they have a higher risk for chronic health conditions, are more likely to require hospitalization, and experience more behavioral issues and emotional…