WIC rolls out new tools to make its program easier and more convenient for Durham parents

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WIC families no longer have to worry about making time for inconvenient appointments or delaying checkout times at grocery stores when using WIC benefits. Durham families in need of optimally nutritious food for their infants and children will find WIC to be less hassle and more convenient thanks to new features WIC is a federal grant program that provides nutrition … Read More

With fruits and vegetables, clinic builds a healthier community

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By Bryan Roth, Duke Health If a kitchen can be the center of community in a home, it’s fitting that the Duke Outpatient Clinic is filling that role for Durham residents through its Fresh Produce Program. For almost two years, staff, providers and medical students have helped food-insecure patients find needed comfort by filling their fridges and pantries. Each month, … Read More

Food & Nutrition: How one woman turned tragedy into a healthy new lifestyle

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On March 23, SEEDS in downtown Durham held an event with Chantel Johnson called “Gun Violence to Homesteading,” where she shared her story of survival that leads to her passion for homesteading in North Carolina. Johnson is from inner-city Chicago. Her community was predominately black, high in crime, and lacked in resources. She mentioned the high risk of gun-related deaths in Chicago and also the lack of Level 1 trauma centers to assist in proper treatment for … Read More