As VFW comes to Kansas City, let’s get veterans healthy food


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It’s not just vets. Approximately 1 in 4 active duty military and Reserve members rely on food bank donations to feed their families.

It’s not just vets. Approximately 1 in 4 active duty military and Reserve members rely on food bank donations to feed their families.

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Our military veterans, who have sacrificed so much for this country, should never have to go to bed hungry or wonder where they will get their next meal.

Food insecurity is a real issue impacting the day-to-day lives of many veterans across the country, and it is

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Sherman Park Grocery offers healthy options to Milwaukee food desert

The building at 4315 W. Fond du Lac Ave. was on its fourth incarnation as a day care center when the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close.

The property’s owner wrestled with what to put in its place.

“Another day care center just did not sit well with us,” said Maurice “Moe” Wince, a real estate developer, who owns the property with his wife, Yashica Spears. “We kind of prayed on it a little bit.”

The answer was right in front of them. Almost every morning, Wince watched neighborhood children file into two gas stations on the corner of at

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New Pottstown smoothie shop focuses on healthy food, giving back to community | Southeastern Pennsylvania

POTTSTOWN, Pa. – A new spot in Pottstown is offering healthy fruit drinks and bowls, and it’s giving back to the community.

Smoothie Q, a business that sells healthy smoothies, acai bowls, a variety of Jamaican patties and coco bread, held its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday with TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce. It held a soft opening June 25.

Smoothie Q Pottstown ribbon-cutting

It’s located at 600 Heritage Drive, Suite 106, off of High Street, in the shopping center anchored by Parma Pizza.

Owners Frank and Heather Anderson said they moved to the area and wanted to offer the community health and

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‘Pharmacy-style’ healthy food market is headed to West Dayton

The market will offer affordable produce and healthy food options that people will order online or at kiosks. That food will be prepared in the back of the store by workers, many of whom will be youth, said Robbie Brandon, the director of the Healthy Family Market.

“We want people to come in and conveniently get what they need on a daily basis,” she said. “We’re going to teach economic development and workforce development at the same time.”

Robbie Brandon, director of the new Healthy Family Market, and co-director Alexandra Carpenter, at an event Friday at the project site on

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Healthy food is hard to come by in South L.A. These activists are changing that

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Times’ Behold special photo project spotlighting Black L.A. through images and their own words in honor of Juneteenth. To view the entire project, visit

It starts with an Instagram DM.

That’s where you’ll find Straight Up Fast Food and its menu of organic smoothies and cold-pressed juices every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Once you’ve selected your drink (the Jefferson, filled with blackberries, açaí, apples and more, will never let you down), just shoot the page a message with your choice and your location.

Instantly, it’ll reach owner and

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Warming Trends: Chilling in a Heat Wave, Healthy Food Should Eat Healthy Too, Breeding Delays for Wild Dogs, and Three Days of Climate Change in Song


70 Degrees in the Shade–in a Heat Wave? 

During last year’s record-shattering late June heatwave in the Pacific Northwest, hundreds of people died and thousands more suffered from heat-related illnesses as temperatures reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Seattle, 116 in Portland and over 120 in parts of British Columbia. 

But Alexandra Rempel was able to keep the temperature in the lower level of her Oregon home in the mid-70s without using any air conditioning. A building scientist at the University of Oregon, Rempel knew that keeping exterior or insulated shades drawn on sunny windows and opening windows at night

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