health

Getting in shape with N.C. fruits and vegetables

The USDA recommends that each person consume one to three cups of vegetables and one to two cups of fruits on a daily basis. Sometimes it may seem difficult to eat your daily quota, but the abundance and variety of fresh N.C. fruits and vegetables should make it easier. Fresh fruits and vegetables, coupled with regular exercise, are all part of […]

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N.C. strawberries go to school

The N.C. Farm to School program is one way the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services promotes the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables to children. The program is a combined effort between the department’s Food Distribution and Marketing divisions, and brings locally grown produce purchased from local farmers to school cafeterias across the state. […]

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