Greater Lowell Community Foundation promotes healthy eating during pandemic

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LOWELL — As COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity all around the region, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation has made it a priority to help the hungry put more healthy food on the table.

By providing recent grants to two local organizations — Mill City Grows in Lowell, and Gaining Ground in Concord — the GLCF is improving community access to organic fruits and vegetables during the pandemic through its COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund grants.

“These incredible nonprofit partners aim to increase the quality and quantity of fresh produce available to emergency-food programs in Greater Lowell,” said Jay Linnehan, GLCF president

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Best Vegetarian restaurants in 7 Northeast Ohio counties based on Yelp restaurant rankings

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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.

What is a vegetarian diet?

Those following a vegetarian diet choose not to consume any kinds of products

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How to Become a Vegetarian (or Eat Less Meat)

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I have some personal news: I went vegan about three or four months ago. Considering that I’ve written thousands of words about how much I love tofu and black bean burgers, this “news” is hardly shocking, but with meat discourse reaching furious new heights (or depths?) every day, it seemed too relevant not to share.

To be honest, this has been a long time coming. I’ve never been morally or ethically opposed to eating animals—I’m still not—but capitalism is another story, and at this point there’s no separating the two. You don’t need me to tell you

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Building An Oat Milk And Coffee Brand With Funk And The Planet In Mind

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Oat milk has become one of the go-to alternative milks in the market, with over $200 million in sales last year. It edged out soy and sits in the #2 slot.

U.K.-based Minor Figures is hoping to take a piece of that pie with their barista-style oat milk, which comes in some quirky packaging representative of the brand’s CEO and core team. 

“I think people would look at me and think I’m a bit odd. And that’s OK,” jokes Stuart Forsyth, an Australian entrepreneur who was

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Doctor provides tips on getting kids to eat healthy foods

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It’s a battle that can seem never-ending: getting kids to make healthy food choices, especially eating vegetables.

Dr. Nona Djavid, the founder of SoulScale, says if this is happening at your house, it’s important to remember you’re not alone.

“There’s so much variety of food that’s available to us: the packaging, the marketing, all of that. So, it’s becoming harder and harder to get your kids to eat healthier,” said Djavid.

She says to keep an eye on snack time because when they’re the hungriest, kids are most likely to eat what’s in front of them.

Be sure to have

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