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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives (February 2015)

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of having dinner at Irregardless Cafe on the 40th anniversary of Arthur Gordon opening the restaurant. His wife Anya has joined him in running it for the last 17 years. A few new members of the newly-formed Capital Area Food Network made More


Wake’s Transit Plan & Health in Wake County

What does public transit have to do with health? Beyond shaping growth, driving job creation and economic development, transit fosters more walkable/bikeable communities. In fact, studies show that people who use transit walk more, and many lose weight.  That is what happened to regular riders of Charlotte’s LYNX light rail More


An Urban Garden Entrepreneurial Journey: Sweet Peas

When Tami Purdue signed up to attend AHA’s Dig In! last March, she was looking to change the direction of her career, with 25 years as a certified legal and project manager behind her. Little did she know that Sweet Peas Urban Gardens would emerge as a result. Purdue More


Perspectives: Citrix and Leveraging Worksites for Wellness (January 2015)

A recent study found that adding a single serving of fruits or vegetables each day to each American’s diet could save more than 30,000 lives and $5 billion in health care costs nationally. Such a small change, and such a huge outcome. From a systems-change perspective, one way to More


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