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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…

Making the Healthy Choice an Easy Choice

By Jessica Ledbetter, Sandhills Branch Outreach Coordinator Cooking can be an intimidating skill to learn, and making nutritious, well-balanced meals every day can be time-consuming. Many of the families we serve work long hours to provide for their children and themselves, sometimes working two or three jobs to pay the bills, and they don’t always…