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Fred de Sam Lazaro

13 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Food companies like General Mills and Hershey are sharing their expertise with entrepreneurs in Africa to help strengthen their businesses and depend less on foreign imports. Employees of the company volunteer through...

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Chase Purdy

2 August 2018

Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Sugar has proven to be a hard element to replace due to its inefficiency at being recognized by human's tastebuds. While substitutions have been attempted, most have failed to successfully replicate the desired taste....

Public Radio International

Jaime Kaiser

28 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Medical Center is growing food on the roof. Their rooftop garden produces fresh fruits and vegetables for the hospital. The cafeteria serves patients fresh, healthy meals and teaches employees how to manage far...

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Gustavo Arellano

19 July 2018

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Mexican-American chefs throughout working-class communities are increasingly embracing a plant-based menu as investment in health and environmental concerns continues to gain traction.

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 June 2018

Kent, Washington, United States

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In a small town south of Seattle an organization called Living Well Kent, made up of immigrants, refugees, and people of color who dominate the region, decided that the best way to promote health in their area would b...

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Nina Feldman

22 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, a Philadelphia non-profit, makes and delivers healthy meals to people with serious illnesses. The deliveries kick-start healthy eating at home, so recipients are ...

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Lucy Purdy

20 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Fresh Prescription is a Detroit-based program that creates a mechanism for doctors to prescribe healthy food and fresh produce instead of medications to low-income patients, pregnant women, and people with young child...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

7 June 2018

Orange, Connecticut, United States

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Urban gardens are helping increase access to fresh produce in Connecticut and Dallas. The program in Orange, Connecticut is unique because not only does the urban garden provide fresh produce to local food banks, but ...

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Jack Graham

5 June 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The First 1000 Days program in Amsterdam aims to cut childhood obesity down to 0% by 2033. Facets of this program include extensive visits to mothers by nurses, organization of healthy community activities, and specif...

East Side Monthly

Robert Isenberg

5 June 2018

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States

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An American woman founded a company that produces a life saving food ration for malnourished children. She employs 70 workers, mostly refugees, and her products nourish 2 million children yearly.

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

11 May 2018

Sebastopol, California, United States

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A trial in several California cities is testing the idea that providing nutritionally tailored meals to chronically ill, low-income patients will have an impact on their health. Similar projects have shown participant...

Bright Magazine

Melody Schreiber

11 May 2018

Brazil

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Premature babies have an 80 percent greater chance of neonatal mortality if they don't get breast milk. Brazil has a donation-based milk bank system that's saving money and lives. There are 230 milk banks in the count...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

7 May 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Founded in 2015, the Center for Good Food Purchasing offers a unique model for making school lunch healthier, cheaper, and more sustainable. Partnering with school districts and other local and national organizations,...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Holden Slattery

19 April 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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L.A. Kitchen, a California non-profit organization, offers a creative approach that combines job training, healthy eating, and a reduction of food waste. The program trains youth coming out of foster care, giving them...

Orion Magazine

Kimberly Meyer

4 April 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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Plant It Forward, a nonprofit in Houston, is leveraging the skills of refugees to set up urban farm plots. By providing training and start-up support, the organization helps these farmers not only to earn a decent inc...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

27 March 2018

Orange Grove, California, United States

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Joint use policies turn communal spaces—such as schools and churches—during off-hours into a place for public health programs. This can be especially impactful in communities were the ability to exercise outside can b...

CNN

Charlotte Hawks

8 March 2018

United States

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Could clean meat be the solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, feeding an ever-growing human population and saving water? A growing number of food innovators think so, as do investors such as Bill Gates and Ri...

Civil Eats

Lisa Held

31 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Common Market in Philadelphia is an example of a thriving food hub. A 2017 study showed there are at least 360 active food hubs in America that are helping small farmers sell their produce while helping people acc...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

9 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a program that teaches ...

Inc. Magazine

Jeff Bercovici

24 October 2017

California, United States

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"If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years, But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives," explains ...

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Jem Collins

17 October 2017

London, England, United Kingdom

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An organization named FEAST! in London offers a high-quality meal once a week in a homeless shelter using excess food from supermarkets. Not only does this tackle the issue of food waste, but it also aims to fill in t...

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

26 September 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In the United States, one in seven people are food insecure, and in Tucson, the number is even higher. Food banks increasingly find that their roles are not simply to distribute food, but to create sustainable change ...

PBS NewsHour

Michael D. Regan

24 September 2017

New York, New York, United States

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People living in food deserts have very limited access to healthy food, prompting 'Green Carts' (street vendors with vegetables and fruits) and other mobile markets to pop up. Critically important to the success of th...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

5 September 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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For many low-income community members, access to healthy food choices can be more challenging than many might think, especially when they lack private transport. Richland Public Health is leveraging the Communities Pr...

Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

26 July 2017

Antsirabe, Madagascar

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Starvation has become a public health crisis across Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland, but enhanced health education is helping to mitigate this critical issue. The focus of the community education programs is aime...

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