Healthy Cooking

Annual Cabarrus Student Chef Challenge Heats Up Monday

December 08, 2017

Four Cabarrus County high schools go head-to-head next week in a Chopped-style competition to see who can make the healthiest and tastiest holiday meal. The prize includes donations to their schools’ culinary programs.   Students from four Cabarrus County high schools are competing December 11, 12 and 13 in the 5th Cabarrus Chef Challenge, presented […]

Dole and Walt Disney Co. Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating

March 15, 2017

Read the original story by Natalie Taylor in Grocery Headquarters. The Walt Disney Co. and Dole Food Co. have continued their multi-year healthy living initiative with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring consumer promotions, digital integration, in-store activities and Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. The ongoing collaboration serves as part of a nutrition alliance aimed at […]

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” at Events Sponsored by NCRC Partners

March 02, 2017

  Programs offered by experts at the NC Research Campus help people “Put their Best Fork Forward” in March during National Nutrition Month. Kannapolis, NC – “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month celebration. Sponsored annually in March by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this year’s theme is […]

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Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash

March 17, 2016

Ingredients: Cauliflower Sweet Potato Milk Greek Yogurt Garlic Cooking Directions: 1. Peel and cut 2 pounds of sweet potato into 1.5″ chunks. 2. In a large pot, steam sweet potatoes and 1 pound of cauliflower florets with 1″ of water in a pot (10-15 minutes or until tender). 3. Place in a large bowl and […]

Join the Healthy Living Cooking Series to Reaffirm that Resolution for a New You in the New Year

January 13, 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The New Year often allows time to reflect on lifestyle choices that can lead to a happier, healthier life. The Healthy Living Cooking Series, offered by N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), focuses on disease prevention and healing through food choices and preparation methods. Aubrey Mast, Extension associate in […]

What Nutrition-Based New Year’s Resolutions Could Look Like For You

December 16, 2015

By Kara Marker, NCRC Marketing Lots of people start off a new year with a weight loss goal in mind, but a healthy body isn’t always measured in pounds and inches! Take some time to really think about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016. Save yourself an expensive gym membership this year, and start 2016 […]

Healthy Living Cooking Series Returns: Learn about foods that may prevent or treat common diseases

September 10, 2015

  KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Two additional offerings of the Plants for Human Health, Health Living Cooking Series will be offered this fall, following the success of two full classes offered earlier this summer. Aubrey Mast, Extension associate, at N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, will, again, […]

Allison advocates healthy eating as Dole culinary director

August 19, 2015

by: Josh Bergeron, Salisbury Post Read Original Article   KANNAPOLIS — Education is the most important factor in eating healthy, says Dole Foods’ new Culinary Nutrition Director Mark Allison. Allison is filling a new position created at Dole’s North Carolina Research Campus office. He started work at the research campus earlier this summer. Dole Nutrition Institute […]

Cabarrus Health Alliance Receives Support from Aetna Foundation

June 04, 2015

Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) was awarded $25,000 from the Aetna Foundation to support the Eat Smart, Live Well program in 2015. Eat Smart, Live Well is a new nutritional outreach program targeting low-income and underserved populations in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties. The program will include holistic nutrition education that addresses key barriers to healthy eating. […]

Class teaches healthy cooking on a tight budget

April 01, 2015

By Marty Price,  Correspondent Read original article Meghan Charpentier, program coordinator with the Cabarrus Health Alliance, understands the challenges of cooking healthy food. She wants people to know that with a little preparation most dishes can be prepared in less than an hour. Ingredients in the cupboard or refrigerator can be substituted to make a […]

Research findings add spice to cooking-on-a-budget classes

March 14, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A few spaces are available in upcoming cooking classes that incorporate health benefits resulting from research at the N.C. Research Campus. Cabarrus Health Alliance is partnering with NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the Research Campus for the class, called Cooking on a Budget. The class will highlight […]