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Debatable de∙bat∙a∙ble (adj) Open to parliamentary discussion or argument.

We can only guess at the number of debatable items the conference committee has tackled while trying to agree on a budget. 

 

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Happy fall! This morning's cool temperatures are un-be-leaf-able! 🍁🍂 Of course, that's debatable since there are plenty of people who want summer to last forever. No matter what side of the season debate you're on, we're fall in this together and we've got a few resources to support you. Are we missing something important? Want to share an upcoming event that's happening in your organization? Email Katie and let her know. 

Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation:

  • Did you watch the new episode of the New York Times Presents on Juul that was released this past weekend? You can watch the Move Fast & Vape Things trailer and see the entire episode on Hulu. 
  • Truth Initiative has a new report linking nicotine and worsening depression and anxiety in young people.  

Active Living:

  • Safe Routes Partnership has a great resource library full of fact sheets, webinar recordings, blog posts, and more. These are a must for anyone interested in making their community safer for biking and walking. 

Access to Healthy Foods: 

  • Have you downloaded the Visit NC Farms App yet? It's not only great for planning your next NC adventure, it's also a great marketing tool for NC Farmers. Check out this video that highlights the Visit NC Farms App.  
  • September is Food Literacy Month. To celebrate, take a few minutes to watch this Ted Talk on the impact of school meals and the role they can play in food literacy. 

Cross-Cutting: 

  • Just in case you missed it and for those that are new to NCAH, check out our Voices of Hunger in North Carolina podcast series presented by the NC Alliance for Health and MomsRising. These podcast explore food, hunger, and equity in North Carolina.
 

Convene 

Work Groups

NCAH work groups meet monthly on Mondays to discuss emerging issues, data, research, policy opportunities, and more.

Nutrition Assistance Programs & Food Business

Monday, September 27

11:00-12:30pm 

Both work groups will meet together and will focus on discussing themes that have emerged during the first part of the year and potential policy priorities for 2022.

Haven't signed up for a work group? It's not too late! 

 
 

Save the Dates!

Monday, October 18, 1:00-3:00 pm 

Membership Policy Meeting

Open to all members to finalize policy agenda for 2022
Not sure if you're a member? Reach out to Katie.
 

Monday, December 6, 10:00-noon

Annual Meeting 

Membership will meet from 10-10:30
All partners, allies, and friends are invited to join us at 10:30
as we look at what we accomplished in 2021 and look ahead to 2022
 

Empower

Maybe Next Week 

We were hoping that the NC General Assembly would agree on a budget to discuss with Governor Cooper this week. But, it seems we will have to wait another week for those negotiations to begin. Budget chairs in both chambers are still working out some details behind closed doors. President Pro Tempore Phil Berger said earlier this week that he hopes he and Speaker Moore can meet this weekend to make final compromises before looping Governor Cooper into the discussion next week. We are still hopeful that there will be a budget agreement by mid-October. In the meantime, we continue to advocate for our priorities and start making plans for next session, which is only a few months away. Become a member and join us October 18 at 1pm to discuss our 2022 policy agenda.

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