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What do NCSU vets think consumers should know?

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NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Barrett D. Slenning discusses his work with farmers and clients up and down the food chain to help them provide what society needs. Learn more about the use of antimicrobials in livestock in this video interview. Read More »

How do NCSU vets help ensure safe milk & foods?

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NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Derek Foster discusses his work with both students and farmers to help ensure the health of all livestock, making sure they are producing safe and wholesome milk and foods. Check out this interview to learn more! Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: Holly Grove Farms – “What Food Consumers Don’t Know”

Debbie Craig

In our second of This Friday’s Featured Farmer is Debbie Craig from Holly Grove Farms. One part of Debbie’s farming operation is giving educational tours to organizations and families interested in learning more about food and farming. In this video, Debbie answers common questions that food consumers have about farming and gives tips on how to learn more. Debbie’s farm ... Read More »

Food Voice Video: Resistance to Antibiotics & Antimicrobials

Dr. Thakur Video

In this first of a series of video interviews with Dr. Sid Thakur, Associate Professor at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Thakur explains what antimicrobial resistance is, and how antibiotics are used on modern farms. Dr. Thakur`s research at NC State focuses on the molecular epidemiology of multi-drug resistant bacterial Salmonella and Campylobacter in the realms of pre-harvest ... Read More »

Importance of healthy snacking

Dr. Armstrong

Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Pediatric Physician and Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, acknowledges all of us from time to time need a snack between meals, but encourages us – especially parents and their children – to choose healthy snack options. Read More »

Role model healthy behavior for your children

Dr. Armstrong

Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Pediatric Physician and Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, believes the best advice she can share with any parent is to model healthy behavior. Lead your family in fun, outdoor physical activities. Make a “healthy plate” at meal time with lots of vegetables and a protein. Your children are watching and following your example. Read More »

Teach your kids by taking them to the grocery store

Dr. Armstrong

Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Pediatric Physician and Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, encourages parents to take their children – as appropriate – grocery shopping. Spend your time shopping along the perimeter of the store, where kids can pick a “new food” to try as a family. Have fun trying new, fresh foods and establish healthy shopping and eating habits. Read More »

How we eat may be as important as what we eat

Dr. Armstrong

Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Pediatric Physician and Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, shares that the “how we eat” is almost as important as the “what we eat.” In this video, she encourages us to make more time to eat as families around the dinner table. We are more likely to eat healthier foods when we eat at home with ... Read More »

Eating A Balanced Diet of “Real Foods”

Dr. Armstrong

Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Pediatric Physician and Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, talks about the importance of eating a balanced diet of what she calls “real foods” – foods that are not overly processed and can be found around the perimeter of your grocery story. Read More »