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    Need More Acres Farm owners grow fresh, healthy food, tout food justice; eat more fruits, vegetables

    By Maridith YahlNKyTribune health reporter Kentucky farmer Michelle Howell is passionate about providing fresh food to all, no matter their income. Recently, on a webinar hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Howell discussed how her farm, Need More Acres Farm in Scottsville, which she owns and operates with her husband Nathan, provides food justice. Michelle Howell (Photos provided) Howell’s food story began when as a 7-year-old she experienced trauma and hunger. While attending an at-risk program, a dietitian talked about a local farm and brought in kiwis for the kids to try. “I’ll never forget her kneeling   Read More

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    New Yorkers come together to feed the 1 in 4 residents without enough to eat

    The line for food at the Community Kitchen and Pantry in Harlem stretched down the block of West 116th Street. (Vera Haller / For the Times) The hip-hop-themed restaurant Beatstro once featured chandeliers and graffiti art, DJ-led brunches, dancing and cuisine fused with Latin and African American traditions. Now, amid the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dining room remains dark while employees and volunteers operate from the sidewalk, handing out free meals and boxes of fruit and vegetables. “This helps me to live,” said Nereida Delgado, 37, who was among dozens of South Bronx residents lined up for   Read More

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    You Can Eat 6 Meals A Day And Still Lose Weight On The Optavia Diet

    Photo credit: Getty Images From Women’s Health The words “cake” and “weight loss” don’t usually go together—unless you’re Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro, who dropped 35 pounds on one of Google’s top trending diets: the Optavia diet. But what exactly is the Optavia diet and should you really try it to help you lose weight? If you’ve heard of Medifast, you’re already somewhat familiar with the plan, because Optavia is essentially a version of Medifast. As with the original Medifast plan, Optavia ships prepackaged low-calorie mini-meals–which they call “Fuelings”—and ready-to-eat snacks straight to your door. There are more   Read More

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