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    Food bank program helps meet dietary needs of health care patients | News

    HUNTINGTON — Thanks to a Facing Hunger Foodbank program, health care patients are maintaining a healthy diet. The food bank supports patients in need of meals to support their health with the Medically Indicated Food Box Program on a monthly basis. On Thursday afternoon, volunteers gave boxes to patients near St. Mary’s Medical Center. Cyndi Kirkhart, the CEO of Facing Hunger, said the boxes have food such as beef, produce and low- or no-sodium canned food. The food bank also includes some canned foods for emergency hunger relief. “We understand that they need to be able to support their diets,”   Read More

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    Yoga and taking care of your body: What’s for dinner?

    Yes, I am a yoga enthusiast but a far cry from being a vegetarian. I am a cowgirl at heart, work cattle and eat meat. Some may consider it a spiritual contradiction. In my humble opinion, diet is about moderation and what works for your own body. As you know, food is fuel for your body, and if you put bad fuel in such as carbs, sugar, alcohol your body will not run well. In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar writes, “A vegetarian diet is a necessity for the practice of yoga.” A few pages later he qualifies his statement   Read More

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    Who Needs Health Care When You Have Whole Foods?

    In a recent interview, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey offered a brave alternative to single payer healthcare: eating the kinds of foods that are sold at Whole Foods.  “I mean, honestly, we talk about healthcare. The best solution is not to need healthcare,” Mackey said on the November 4 episode of Freakonomics Radio. “The best solution is to change the way people eat, the way they live, the lifestyle, and diet. There’s no reason why people shouldn’t be healthy and have a longer health span. A bunch of drugs is not going to solve the problem.” For years, Mackey has   Read More

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    Louisville’s Dare to Care Food Bank executive director stepping down

    Louisville’s Dare to Care Food Bank announced Tuesday its executive director will be stepping down from his role this summer. Brian Riendeau joined Dare to Care as director in 2009 and plans to step down from the role on June 30, according to a press release from the nonprofit. “I’m very proud of what this team has accomplished over the last 12 years,” Riendeau said in a statement. “We’ve made great progress toward our vision of a Hunger-Free Kentuckiana by innovating our programming, increasing distribution of healthy food, expanding and updating our physical infrastructure, and growing the capacity of our   Read More

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    Black, Latina and immigrant mothers are losing jobs as COVID-19 child care crisis grows

    Serena Wills starts her day by helping her son log on to his virtual classroom. She spends the next eight hours making sure he keeps the video camera on at all times and stays focused when he attends small group teaching sessions for students with learning disabilities. Since she lost her job managing invoices as an administrative assistant, Wills has devoted her days to making sure her child is safe and healthy. She feeds him, helps him learn and, when the holiday season began, she asked friends and family to buy him Christmas gifts because she couldn’t afford all the   Read More

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    A hospital that prescribes free nutritious food to families who need more than medical care

    Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Being food-insecure – unable to get enough nutritious food to meet your needs—can take a toll on your health. So Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen its patients and their families for this problem and refer them to what it’s calling the “Food Pharm.” This program, which launched about two years ago, currently aims to provide about 55 families per month with enough healthy food, such as whole grain pasta, beans and green beans, to feed a family of four for three days while also connecting them with other resources to help   Read More

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    Pandemic exposed weakness in ensuring healthy food access in child care

    Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When child care programs across the country closed due to COVID, millions of children lost access to the healthy food they had been receiving through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, exposing the weakness in our country’s systems for ensuring young, low-income children have access to healthy food. Katherine Bauer, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the issue and proposes strategies to repair problems. Her research focuses on identifying social and behavioral determinants of obesity among children and adolescents, and the translation of this etiologic   Read More

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    parenting advice from Care and Feeding.

    Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Getty Images Plus. Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. Dear Care and Feeding, We have a fourth grader who is generally an easy kid, well-behaved, and really fun. She does, however, like to sneak snacks. She is given a snack, like apple slices and peanut butter, after school and is allowed to watch TV for a little while. My husband and I are home all the time, but for us to notice   Read More

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    Pilot program helping at-risk people with food and care

    Called “Food as Medicine,” this program has weekly deliveries to those with chronic health conditions. Many of the recipients are older than 50 years old and live alone, though those are not requirements to be part of the program. North Market, a program of Pillsbury Untied Communities, is helping with the groceries. Launched by North Memorial Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, it’s currently helping at-risk people who get care at North Memorial – Camden. The delivery drivers are community paramedics and also check on the well-being of those in need. “We all love to feel like   Read More

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    ‘You can’t make the food the world needs unless you’re taking care of your people first’

    One of the major advantages of leading a company that has been in business since 1866 is access to extensive history that could help navigate an uncertain here and now rather successfully. Such is the case for General Mills Chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening, who joined the company in 1994 (so he has working knowledge of the history of the place, too) and took over the cereal and baking food giant in June 2017. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Harmening has mined General Mills’ extensive historical archives — including a review of strategies and trends during the 1918 Spanish   Read More

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