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November 30, 2016

Author: LIZ KROLL

Making the case for healthier food donations

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What does “food insecurity” mean? It means people or households are limited in their resources to buy food. It can also mean they’re running out of food, cutting the quality of their food, eating unbalanced meals and maybe even skipping meals. Food insecurity is closely linked with high rates of obesity, diabetes and other health problems, and this is partly due to the lack of choices supplied by food pantries. As families depend on donated foods more and more for a greater share of their nutritional needs, the quality of those foods becomes more important. Local research has shown that one-third of all donated pantry food is of low nutritional value, damaged or very outdated.

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November 23, 2016

Author: DAWN KIND

Feature veggies for healthy holiday meal

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Guess who’s coming to your holiday dinner?

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November 9, 2016

Author: LAURA APFELBECK

Ways to spice up important family meals

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Iowa State University reports that not only do family meals offer children a chance to learn about their family’s values and culture, but that children who eat with their families eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Even better? Teens who eat with their families are less likely to smoke, drink and use drugs, according to the research.

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October 27, 2016

Author: AMY GIFFIN

Eating healthy at school can be easy

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In summer 2016, the Sheboygan Area School District approved eliminating reduced- price meal fees for families. This means all students under 185 percent of the poverty level now receive free lunches and breakfasts where available.

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October 5, 2016

Author: JAKE LAMBRECHT

Good-for-you gardening tips for growing fall vegetables

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“Backyard gardening can inspire you to take an interest in the origins of your food and make better choices about what you put on your plate. When you grow your own food, you savor it more because of the effort it took to get to the table.” That’s according to Dr. Helen Delichatsios of Massachusetts General Hospital. If you planted a garden and are thinking about harvesting and storage, this information is for you, or it may inspire you to grow a garden next year. When it comes to harvest time, each crop truly has a very unique set of practices. Some crops should be left out for a frost, while others should be brought in when the nighttime temperatures approach 50 degrees. An acronym for this time of year to help explain fall harvest is appropriately named “THIS,” which stands for temperature, heat, in the soil and sweeten.

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September 14, 2016

Author: Jean Pittner

Eating enough fruits, vegetables is hard but important

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We have all probably heard at one time or another  to “eat your fruits and vegetables.” Even the USDA Dietary  Guidelines remind us to make half of our plate fruits and vegetables.  Why is this so important?

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August 17, 2016

Author: HEATHER CLEVELAND

Eating local can benefit many

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The good food revolution encourages people to eat local. Choosing local, fresh food offers benefits to our health, the environment and our future.

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July 13, 2016

Author: HEATHER CLEVELAND

Nutritious school meals are important

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Food insecurity is real and exists in Sheboygan County.

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June 1, 2016

Author: HEATHER CLEVELAND

Experiential learning vital to food journey

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That’s the question I often ask people looking to join the Nourish world in some capacity. Frankly, I am asking if you think about food. There is no right answer — only that you have one.

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April 13, 2016

CSA can be great tool for eating well

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Are you one of those people who vows to “eat more fresh veggies this year?”

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