by Michael Banner
Featured photo: AnAkha Anet and her husband Michael Banner help run Island CultureZ with Marcus Hill. The organization works to offer fresh food around Winston-Salem.
For many, summertime means easy access to fresh tomatoes, peaches, squash, string beans, cucumbers, butterbeans, watermelons and other goodies. For others, including those living in urban food deserts, access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a luxury. As some sit down to bounty, others make do with dollar-store junk food. But at Island CultureZ, a local nonprofit dedicated to access to healthy food for all in east Winston-Salem and surrounding areas, we’re
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the last few years, interest in vegetarian diets has been booming for a variety of reasons, ranging from health-conscious choices to philosophical objections.
A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that vegetarian diets offer the benefits of reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers because of the lower intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal proteins, not to mention the higher intakes of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamins C and E.
Those following a vegetarian diet choose not to consume any kinds of products
In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, Staff and product shortages, delivery delays hamper fall school start ranked as the week’s top story. Some universities and K-12 school districts have begun fall academic schedules as August nears its end, and their experience is showing signs that troubled times may be ahead for their dining programs beyond the uncertainty brought on by the resurgence of the COVID virus through mutated strains like the Delta Variant, which has some institutions rethinking in-person instruction.
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