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New program to help families use local foods in affordable meals

A North Carolina State University program has won a major grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help low-income families buy healthy, affordable, locally produced foods at farmers markets. The $248,000 grant comes from USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension […]

White House recognizes NC State University’s Juntos program

A program developed by North Carolina State University to empower Hispanic youth to succeed in high school was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by a White House initiative. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, designed to address educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community in the United States, selected […]