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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction, announced today the expansion of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer  program to provide benefits to eligible children under the age of 6 who are in households receiving Food and Nutrition Services. This expansion will provide benefits to families with young children and infants who need extra help buying food. The state will begin issuing P-EBT benefits to eligible children under the age of 6 starting this week.

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HAMLET — On Monday, Aug. 31, Richmond County Schools received a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that allows us to use the Summer School Food Service Program to continue serving our students during this pandemic, through Dec. 30, 2020.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging North Carolinians who are enrolled in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to use their food benefits during COVID-19 to support good nutrition for their families. All WIC participants are getting monthly food benefits automatically added to their eWIC account because of the pandemic.

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PINEHURST — For more than 20 years, Cynthia Brewer had been able to manage her diabetes largely on her own. If her blood glucose levels became elevated, Brewer would adjust her daily diet based on what had always worked for her.

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PINEHURST – FirstHealth Diabetes & Nutrition Education has the area’s only American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and the recent AADE certification of two members of the FirstHealth staff brings the program’s number to four. 

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