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    Salt Lake City’s homeless lack access to healthy foods. Here’s how one group is working to fix that.

    Robby Rocha says people will often walk through the encampment where he was living last month in a field on Salt Lake City’s west side with bags full of food from McDonald’s or Burger King. “I’ll eat it because you’re hungry,” he said. “McDonald’s is good. But I like when they bring homemade meals and homemade soups and stuff.” At that moment, Rocha was sitting outside his tent on a camp chair, downing a plant-based meal distributed by volunteers from the Food Justice Coalition, a community group that has been working for the past few months to distribute healthy   Read More

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    How ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ lifts up local restaurants

    These spots may not be the stars of the show, but they definitely are part of the supporting cast. (Bravo) Jen Shah, Heather Gay, Lisa Barlow, Mary Cosby, Meredith Marks and Whitney Rose pictured at Valter’s Osteria in episode 5 of the first season of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”   | Jan. 3, 2021, 3:12 p.m. | Updated: 3:25 p.m. Some viewers may be watching “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” for the drama. Others, though, tune into the reality show for something more filling — the food and drink. In every episode, Utah restaurants, bars, bakeries and   Read More

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    Learning Healthy Habits through Aquaponics at East Lake

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – A healthy diet is not only good for your body, it’s also good for your mind. To that end, East Lake Academy is growing its own nutritious food right on campus. Eighth Grade Science Teacher Natalie Cothran explains, “The Aquaponics system here at East Lake Academy is a program that is involving the entire East Lake community, because we are a food desert. What we are teaching the kids is the science behind Aquaponics, and how the fish form a symbiotic relationship with the food that we are growing. In case we can’t get fresh fruits   Read More

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