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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

Wake County Cooperative Extension:

In today’s modern world, not everyone knows what Cooperative Extension is and what that means here in Wake County. Carol Mitchell, a registered dietitian with NC Cooperative Extension, an AHA partner, explains. “Extension’s mission is essentially to educate and empower citizens and help them find solutions to improve their lives,” More


The Backyard Tomato That Gives Back

Thanks to guest bloggers Abbey Piner, Nutrition Coordinator, and Amanda Soltes, Wake Co. Gardens Coordinator, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, for this article.   It’s been a while since I bought a tomato, but the warmer temperatures have me craving homemade guacamole. I anticipated having to spend a few more dollars than More


Kids in Training: Creating a Community of Fit Families

When mom Maylene Jackson and several friends organized a triathalon for their kids in August 2003, Kids in Training (KIT) was born. Today this Cary-based nonprofit organization, an AHA partner, continues to organize races and events to get kids and their families moving, but KIT is about so much More


Cary Parks and Recreation: Focus on Fitness & Wellness

If you look at the numbers in the Town of Cary, the opportunities to be fit really add up! Cary offers 370 miles of sidewalks, 25 miles of marked bicycle lanes, 2,400 acres of combined public recreation areas, more than 50 miles of trails and greenways, and over 2,100 More


Be Active: 1,440 Minutes a Day, Be Active for 30 of Them!

You may not have done the math, but Be Active North Carolina has. There are 1,440 minutes in each day. And they want you to use 30 of them to be physically active and improve your health! Be Active NC’s new campaign to get one million sedentary North Carolinians More


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