City of Iqaluit provides funding boost for healthy food

2 daycares, Uquutaq Society and city’s recreation department included on list of recipients

Kids on the Beach Daycare will receive $10,000 from the Government of Nunavut’s Food Security Funding. (File photo by David Venn)

By David Venn
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

At one daycare in Iqaluit, a $10,000 stipend from the city will give nearly 50 children two meals a day for a year.

“[It’s] big for us,” said Visaka Wijesooriya, director of Kids on the Beach daycare. “This support is very important to buy healthy food for the children.”

Council approved

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Charlottesville City Schools’ healthy meals earn state honors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Homemade meals and fresh produce can now be found in Charlottesville schools’ cafeterias.

Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) has earned state honors for meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re actually tasting items that they picked out, we cook them, allow them to taste them, and then on our menus in the fall it’s going to say student choice on the menu,” Nutrition Coordinator Carlton Jones said. “So they have selected some healthy options, and we’re working with them and I really feel that that’s one of the best ways to have more students eat, is by having

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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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Bakla-Cake from Sweet City Boulevard

Sweet City Boulevard owner David Nayfa loved sweets from the start. His college ice cream adventure, What’s The Scoop, produced and sold premium gourmet ice creams, cappuccino pies, spumoni, gelato and sorbets to the best restaurants and hotels in Dallas, as well as the fortunate patrons of his retail store.

Nayfa moved to cakes in 1999 with Sweet City Boulevard, which creates wholesale baked goods. Last year, as home delivery became the norm, Sweet City Boulevard joined in, offering gourmet cakes to retail customers with free delivery within a 10-mile radius of the Dallas Galleria. Additionally, Royal Blue Grocery now

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Study shows how drinking coffee changes brain connectivity | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

It may not surprise you that coffee drinking can improve alertness, but a new study found that caffeine and the popular beverage may have other positive effects when it comes to the brain’s functions.

Researchers from the University of Minho School of Medicine in Portugal conducted the study, which was sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) and published in “Molecular Psychiatry.”

The research team, led by School of Medicine President Nuno Sousa, used functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) technology to compare brain activity of coffee drinkers to non-coffee drinkers while they were resting, performing a task and

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