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Our Programs

Through interactive programs developed by experts, participants learn about healthy eating patterns and active lifestyles. Programs are taught in our one-of-a-kind teaching theater, garden, or kitchen. Visitors may also enjoy the world’s first health education playground, WakeMed’s PlayWELL Park.

As a proud recipient of the SNAP-Ed grant, the Poe Center is able to provide intensive nutrition and physical activity programming to many low-income populations in North Carolina.

Learn more about options for online programs.

The Nutrition & Physical Activity Theater hosts a giant magnetic MyPlate, interactive food label, the Poe Cafeteria, and much more to empower students with knowledge to keep them focused on fitness.

From chopping to mixing to serving, visitors to the Poe Center’s CookWELL Kitchen get hands-on experience with cooking delicious and nutritious meals.

The GrowWELL Garden is an interactive outdoor classroom where participants learn about environmental science and maintaining a seasonal edible garden.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed disability, age,political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.),should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form,  (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or  write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requestedin the form. To request a  copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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