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KPHO-TV

Ashleigh Jackson

3 April 2019

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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Elkhart Community Schools in Indiana has teamed up with a nonprofit called Cultivate to provide meals for students who may go without food over the weekend. In this pilot program, 20 students will receive a backpack f...

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David Williams

3 April 2019

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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A community organization in Indiana called Cultivate "rescues" food from local caterers, hospitals, casinos, and businesses to then be packaged into take-home meals for students at Woodland Elementary School that come...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew Yawn

29 March 2019

Geiger, Alabama, United States

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to ...

Valley Journal

Mary Auld

20 March 2019

St. Ignatius, Montana, United States

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“Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,” says St. Ignatius, Montana Superintendent Jason Sargent. This reasoning has lead the state to implement free ...

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Alice Park

23 February 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Bringing nutrition and diet under the purview of a patient’s medical care helps reduce lifetime healthcare risks and costs. The Fresh Food Farmacy, part of the Geisinger Health System in Northumberland County, Pennsyl...

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Adele Peters

21 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In 2014, Berkeley, California passed a soda tax that proved so successful in decreasing the sales of sugar-filled drinks, that the the policy is now being considered for a statewide expansion. Although Berkeley was on...

San Francisco Chronicle

Erin Allday

21 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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California marks the first state in the United States to join the ranks of other countries such as Mexico that saw a significant decline in soda sales and increase in water sales after enacting a sugar tax. Critics of...

Changing Florida

Jaylynn West

12 February 2019

Lee County, Florida, United States

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A soup kitchen in Lee County, Florida, is feeding the community and also educating people about sustainability. Access to urban farming and the resulting fresh produce allows the initiative to teach adults and student...

NPR

Maria Godoy

10 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Red meat consumption requires a great deal of water and land resources to produce and is even responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gases. To combat this, the Better Buying Lab is experimenting with marketing s...

Mongabay

Sonali Prasad

30 November 2018

Rayagada, India

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The women of India's Dongria Kondhs, with some assistance from grassroots organizations, are leading an effort to move away from monoculture and back to lost seed varieties. A community can grow as many as 50 plant va...

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Rina Raphael

8 November 2018

California, United States

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Evolve BioSystems developed a diagnostic tool to determine if babies have healthy microbiomes. Many infants are born without enough bacteria in their guts which can lead to poor health outcomes. The test will determin...

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Virginia Gewin

23 October 2018

Lima, Peru

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At Expo Amazonica in Lima, chefs are working to build a taste for traditional Amazonian foods, in an effort to promote biodiversity conservation and slow deforestation. But against a huge global demand for palm oil, g...

CNN

Michael Nedelman

10 October 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A report from Canada says that intermittent fasting helped wean three men with type-2 diabetes off insulin. The idea of curing diabetes is not widely accepted in the medical field, but some medical professionals think...

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Natalie Parletta

28 September 2018

Berkeley, California, United States

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A new study from UC Berkeley shows that wild foraged greens can be more nutritionally dense than cultivated greens. Wild greens are more sustainable than cultivated crops and available to people across the socio-econo...

Capital & Main

Larry Buhl

25 September 2018

California, United States

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California's Medically Tailored Meals pilot program may convince insurers to include nutrition as part of overall health care. The program delivers tailored meals to congestive heart failure patients who have among th...

Citizen Matters

Soumya Satyajit

21 September 2018

India

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When babies are born in less that ideal scenarios, such as prematurely, both mother and baby are often impacted by the stress of the situation, impacting the amount of milk a mother can produce. Breast milk banks aim ...

BBC

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Mike Wendling

21 September 2018

United Kingdom

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People trying to lose weight often turn to social media for motivation, but these sites are just as likely to discourage and mislead as educate and inspire. The better choice is to talk to a doctor or other qualified ...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

20 September 2018

Glen Cove, New York, United States

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A Long Island health care system has implemented projects that address the centrality of food to people’s health and how hospitals can provide healthy food both during and after admission. These include hiring chefs t...

The New York Times

Dave Philipps

20 September 2018

United States

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The Army's line of shelf stable, combat-ready food was notoriously odious to eat, but they've just introduced a pizza meal in hopes of pleasing soldiers. The slice will last 36 months in a packet without going rancid ...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

18 September 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Two innovative solutions in Great Britain in education are proving to be highly successful in improving students' performances in math and reading. A school in Edinburgh uses the Daily Mile (spending 15 minutes a day ...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

17 September 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Radically Fit, is a gym meant of be a safe space for people of color, queer people, or fat-identified among others. The gym is an alternative for people that don’t usually feel safe in typical gyms that are often do...

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Jessica Black

15 September 2018

Australia

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A grassroots community campaign called YCHANGe is fighting disease in a rural Australian town by promoting healthy eating. The group works to make healthy choices easier by changing the whole community's approach—rath...

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Marsha Mercer

7 September 2018

California, United States

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Nutrition counseling, food vouchers, and cooking classes have helped patients improve their diets and overall health. With the success of localized “food as medicine” programs, some states have begun integrating the c...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sophie Haigney

4 September 2018

New London, Connecticut, United States

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Led by a prestigious chef, Brigaid radically transformed how school lunches were planned, tasted, and presented in the New London, Connecticut school district. Brigaid is taking the lessons learned in New London to th...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

15 August 2018

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

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A social enterprise in England is tackling the issue of so-called holiday hunger for children who go days without full meals during breaks from school. Named Can Cook, this organization makes over 37,000 meals around ...

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