Now an app to educate children on healthy food choices

Will Kreznick

With childhood obesity becoming a concern in India, a Chennai-based company has launched a pediatric dietary mobile game app to educate children on healthy food choices.

“We have been working on this mobile application for the past 11 years. We decided to engage children in a fun manner in this important topic,” says Bhargav Shri Prakash, founder of FriendsLearn, which has developed the mobile app.

The company, which has an R&D office in San Francisco, recently reported results from a trial that showed that it’s fooya! app was able to induce healthy food and lifestyle habits among a group of

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Healthy Lincoln County announces VISTA position

Will Kreznick

Healthy Lincoln County, a nonprofit community-based organization, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Maine Department of Agriculture as an approved site for an Americorps VISTA Food Security Coordinator position. This position is part of Maine’s commitment to be hunger-free by 2030. The VISTA coordinator will help build the capacity of Healthy Lincoln County’s food security system by strengthening partnerships with 15+ local food security efforts through increased efficiencies and coordination.

The VISTA member will be a one-year paid position, beginning in April. The VISTA member will help identify present and ongoing needs and opportunities for

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Chennai-based company launches app to educate children on healthy food choices- Edexlive

Will Kreznick

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With rising numbers of obese and overweight children becoming a concern in India, a Chennai-based company has launched a pediatric dietary mobile game app to educate children on healthy food choices. “We have been working on this mobile application for the past 11 years. We decided to engage children in a fun manner in this important topic,” said Bhargav Shri Prakash, founder of FriendsLearn, which has developed the mobile app.

The company which has an R&D office in San Francisco recently reported results from a trial that showed that its fooya! app was able to

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Grants Help Sprankle’s Chain Bring Quality Food to Neediest Neighbors

Will Kreznick

Public-private partners in Pennsylvania offer program that helps defray retailers’ costs in expanding service to state’s most under-resourced residents.

Food retailers in Pennsylvania like Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market, who make the extra effort to ensure customers in depressed communities have healthy food options, can find help to defray some of the costs of reaching those most needy consumers.

Grants are available through the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (PA FFFI), a program that invests in new or expanding grocery stores and other healthy food retail outlets in under-resourced communities throughout the state.

The three-store

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Is Meat Healthy? Yes, If You Follow These 3 Rules

Will Kreznick
With all the talk about plant-based eating lately, grilling a steak for dinner or biting into a big, juicy burger (and not the meat-substitute type) can seem passé or even downright controversial. And while no one is debating the health benefits of vegetables, beans, and other plant-based foods (and if they are, you might want to look elsewhere for your health advice), some functional medicine doctors and registered dietitians are issuing a reminder that meat can, in fact, have a place in a healthy diet.

However, considering the environmental impacts of conventional meat production—and the potential risks of consuming

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