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    My Loved Ones Kept Asking Me If My Vegan Diet Was Healthy, So I Got Certified In Plant-Based Nutrition.

    4 Mins Read Welcome to our new series, in which we offer real life Asian vegans a platform to tell their plant-based story in their words. In our first edition, UX Designer Beth Liang shares how she pursued a plant-based nutrition certification after getting tired of constantly debating with friends and loved ones about the benefits of a vegan diet. I was drawn to veganism about four years ago, after watching behind the scenes footage of animal slaughter processes. I learned that by cutting animal foods out of my diet, I could help the environment, save animal lives and improve   Read More

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    Bay Area organizations make changes to address food and nutrition insecurity in the ‘next normal’

    “[W]e are the first responders right now and the essential workers, so people are really depending on us,” said Drene Johnson, the executive director at Community Action of Napa Valley. The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on all kinds of vital resources, particularly food supplies, in the Bay Area. Community Action of Napa Valley is one of many organizations aiming to help those in need via several food-centric services. To meet the growing need, organizations throughout the Bay Area and Stanford have stepped up. Managing food and produce has been a core aspect of the Stanford community’s volunteering efforts.   Read More

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    Bronx food activist Henry Obispo fights for equal access to nutrition for his community

    The food entrepreneur hopes to show others that community and entrepreneurship can go hand-in-hand Henry Obispo developed a fascination with fruit when he was just two-years-old. Now the food activist and social entrepreneur recalls how picking fresh produce in his native Dominican Republic prepared him for the future calling. Read More: New York attorney general Letitia James sues to dissolve NRA “We didn’t have much, but I lived a very beautiful life. I lived in nature. In many ways, I created my world in my grandmother’s backyard,” Obispo said. From a young age, Obispo recognized the blessing of having accessible   Read More

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    CAC’s Senior Nutrition Program Provides Healthy Food for Healthier Lives

    We’ve heard a lot about the vulnerable senior population during the COVID-19 pandemic. But even prior to that, a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that, in California, one in five adults over the age of 65 lives in “an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance.”  Santa Barbara’s Community Action Commission is attacking this challenge head-on.  “CAC’s Senior Nutrition program provides a daily nutritious meal to this vulnerable population in Santa Barbara County, where the need is compounded by the area’s high cost of living, primarily due to   Read More

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