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    BR community leaders collaborate to provide low-income residents with healthy food options

    BATON ROUGE – Poor diet quality is a leading risk factor associated with death and disability in the United States, according to a 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report goes on to explain that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet can help protect against a number of serious and costly chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.  But many low-income communities in Baton Rouge lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables, leaving residents of these areas susceptible to a  

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    Indigenous organizations collaborate to feed their most vulnerable

    It’s the first big snowstorm of winter. Bob Rice and Angel Swann are out running errands and picking up food in Rice’s minivan. Even though the weather reports advise against driving, Rice, an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation and a born-and-raised Minnesotan, says there are no snow days for him. And besides, he has more than 400 people to feed during a life-changing pandemic. Rice is the owner of Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop, situated between the American Indian Center and the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe building on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Together with Dream of Wild Health, where  

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