Healthy Food

Healthy Communities expands food security efforts with large greenhouse in Dayton | Carson City Nevada News

DAYTON — In 2010 the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties began strategically working toward improving our local food system to provide food to residents in need in our communities. These efforts have included multiple school and community gardens, a farmers market, and food pantries in Yerington, Dayton and Silver Springs.

Now, after more than a decade of work in food security, Healthy Communities is poised to once again expand their efforts in the Western Nevada region. The

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SAISD summer meal program will provide free healthy meals

Available to San Angelo area children and teens

SAN ANGELO, Texas – As summer break approaches for SAISD students, many parents may be considering their grocery budget. Not to worry though, as the SAISD Summer Food Service Program is ready to provide nutritious meals to San Angelo area children and teens under 18 for free.

The Summer Food Service Program, overseen by state and federal officials, ensures children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue eating healthy meals. This

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Organic sales surge as consumers look for healthy options to eat at home during the pandemic

Within organic, food and beverage sales increased 12.8% in 2020 to $56.4bn – nearly three times the 4.6% growth to $50bn in 2019 and its highest since 2008, OTA found in its 2021 Organic Industry Survey​ of nearly 200 companies conducted by the Nutrition Business Journal and released today.

The uptick in organic sales mirrors that of overall food and beverage retail sales, which the report found grew twice as fast in 2020 at 4.9% compared to 2.6% in 2019 to reach $1.4 trillion last year. This also reflects the shift in food consumption to the home during the

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Snoqualmie valley grown healthy food for healthy bodies

Seattleites Ashley Wilson and Ellen Scheffer had been running an urban farm called City Grown Seattle for 3 years, but they were interested in leaving the city and growing more food on a larger piece of land. They had seen the demand for local food during their urban farm days and knew that they wanted to be the ones to grow it.

After receiving a National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) grant, they built a new 30’x96’ greenhouse that can be seen prominently from the road. It is built with a domed peak and extra reinforcements to hopefully withstand the fierce

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Salad and Go Brings Healthy Food to The Drive-Thru

Let me start by saying that I don’t know the first thing about healthy food. I’m 23, broke and busy, so I usually eat whatever is the cheapest and fastest. But Salad and Go, which just opened in Plano last week, is truly changing the game.

“The Drive-Thru Revolution,” as it was referred to in a press release, opened its first Texas location on May 5 at 1400 Coit Road in Plano. The food consists of healthy options — salads, wraps, breakfast burritos, soup, lemonades, organic tea and cold brew.

But here’s the real game-changer — all of their salads

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Improving healthy food access for all

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Ashley Weingart is the founder and CEO of Perfectly Imperfect Produce. She and her team know it’s what’s on the inside that counts. 


What You Need To Know

  • Households waste an estimated 76 billion pounds of produce each year, and a significant source comes from “imperfections”
  • Supermarkets reject fruits and veggies that are unique in size, shape or color to meet consumers’ demand for perfection
  • Perfectly Imperfect Produce steps in and saves the produce, helping to reduce food waste 
  • Their mission is to reduce food waste and improve healthy food access for all
  • With every
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Michelle Obama on her Netflix show and new healthy food initiative: “There’s still plenty of time to do some good”

Part II of Gayle King’s interview with former first lady Michelle Obama. You can catch Part I by clicking here.


“If you want to be great chefs, you have to learn about all kinds of different foods.”

That’s just one of the messages behind Michelle Obama’s Netflix show, “Waffles +Mochi.” The series teaches kids the value of healthy eating, and features key themes of diversity and inclusion, as puppets Waffles and Mochi travel the globe and learn about new culinary traditions.

Along the way, Waffles and Mochi are guided by their mentor, a supermarket manager, played by – you guessed

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Sweetberry healthy food restaurant coming to Carolina Forest

Healthy food options in the Myrtle Beach area are about to expand this summer with the addition of a Sweetberry franchise in Carolina Forest.

The owners are preparing the interior of a 1,200-square-foot space for an opening that is expected by Aug. 1 at The Shoppes at Forest Square Shopping Center on Carolina Forest Boulevard, just off U.S. 501.

A late July opening is a possibility, depending on the timing of construction, permitting and inspections.

Sweetberry is a healthy fast-casual restaurant chain founded in New Jersey with 13 locations across six states.

The restaurant will specialize in custom acai bowls,

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Healthy food program expands to serve Central Oregon veterans | Local&State

The VeggieRx program that prescribes healthy food to those in need is expanding this year to reach veterans across Central Oregon.

Starting in June, the fresh produce prescription program will partner with the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs to serve veterans in Bend, Prineville and other local cities where they may be homebound.

Hannah Brzozowski, a registered dietitian and VeggieRx program director for the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, said the state veterans organization is connecting the program with veterans to help them overcome poor access to fresh food and diet-related diseases such as diabetes.

“We are meeting a

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Chow Line: Spinach, the tasty and healthy food

First, it’s important to note that spinach is a healthy, dark, leafy, green vegetable that is full of protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, folate, fiber, phosphorus, thiamine, and vitamins A, C, and K. 

Also considered a superfood, spinach, as part of a healthy, balanced diet, is important for skin, hair, and bone health. Additionally, spinach can help improve blood glucose control in people with diabetes, and it lowers the risk of cancer, improves bone health, and can promote digestive regularity.

There are three types of spinach, including savoy spinach, flat spinach, and semi-savoy spinach, all of which can be eaten

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