Mountain View College’s Community Garden Is An Oasis in a “Food Desert”

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A new, 40-bed organic garden at Mountain View College – its Slow Food Community Garden – will be an oasis in a food desert, serving as a place where area residents, the college’s students and its employees can plant their own food and cultivate learning at the same time. On Thurs., Aug. 21, at 3 [...]

Back to School Means Back to Good Nutrition Basics

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By Merilee Kern As parents prepare for yet another “back to school” season, they will scurry to malls in search of new clothes for their ever-growing child along with a litany of school supplies too numerous to name. But, let’s not forget healthy school lunches and after-school snacks as we plan ahead for the upcoming [...]

Healthy eating tip: Keep salad ingredients on hand

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Keep salad supplies on hand because it helps to make healthier food choices when the hunger bangs hit. Stock up on items like: shredded or washed and ready lettuce – use a variety and maybe use a new lettuce type at least once a month to discover a new favorite chopped peppers sunflower seeds different veggies like [...]

Healthy back to school lunch tips

FDA nutrition expert Shirley Blakely, a registered dietitian, says the Nutrition Facts label and the list of ingredients on packaged foods are keys to healthy eating.

With childhood obesity levels at an all-time high, parents, schools—even whole communities—are getting behind the movement to help young people eat healthier. As you head down the supermarket aisle, registered dietitian Shirley Blakely says you should zero-in on two things: the Nutrition Facts label—tells the number of calories and percentage of a day’s worth of [...]

The 3 Best Fast Food Restaurants with a Twist in Dallas

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In office buildings across the metroplex the question of the day is: What’s for lunch? And if you are tired of the same old cheeseburger take a look and NDG’s 3 Best Fast Food Restaurants with a twist. Del Taco www.deltaco.com This is not your teenager’s Taco Bell. The food here is fast and fresh. [...]

Arby’s launch 3 Mega Meat Stacks sandwiches

Arby's new Mega Meat Stacks sandwiches

Arby’s new Mega Meat Stacks sandwiches offer different combinations of five delicious premium meats – roast beef, pepper bacon, turkey, ham and corned beef – in a trio of sandwiches. Available in Arby’s restaurants nationwide for a limited time, the new protein-packed Mega Meat Stacks sandwiches include: Triple Stack – turkey, roast beef, pepper bacon, lettuce, [...]

At 16% consumption of craft beer slowest in the south

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CHICAGO  – New research from Mintel suggests that while craft beer drinkers may indeed love the big, bold flavors of their favorite artisanal brew, they also place a premium on what the beer says about them. Among the 25-34 age group, representing the segment’s heaviest users, 70% say that the brand of beer says a [...]

Meals on Wheels help clients stay hydrated as heat rises

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(ABC – Palm Springs) In the severe heat the desert is experiencing, the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs is looking out for the well-being of its Meals On Wheels clients. Robert Ochoa is one of seven delivery drivers the senior center uses for food delivery to homebound seniors. This time of year, with temperatures [...]

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