World Food Safety Day 2021

Will Kreznick

7 June 2021

Food safety is an important public health issue and a fundamental element of good health and sustainable development. In the WHO European Region, it is estimated that every year, more than 23 million people fall ill from eating contaminated food and over 4600 people die.

World Food Safety Day on 7 June draws attention and inspires action to help prevent, detect and manage food safety risks in order to promote the availability of safe and healthy food for all. This year’s theme is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”, stressing that the production and consumption of

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6 eating tips for a healthier heart

Will Kreznick

When did healthy eating become so hard? There are so many food lists, “good” and “bad” items, and almost prescription-like precision to follow. Healthy eating—especially for your heart—doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, by learning a few fundamentals, you’ll have a healthy diet not only for your heart, but your brain, digestive system, immune system and more.

Remember that healthy eating is a marathon, not a sprint. So, you’ll reap the benefits by taking the first big step: making this a life-long commitment. Your patterns of eating over time—not daily—are what counts most. And it takes a lot of

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Toss in some seeds for healthy eating

Will Kreznick

Healthy eating doesn’t just mean limiting less healthy food options. It also means consuming a wide range of nutrient-rich foods throughout the day. These foods support better operation of your brain and body, and can potentially reduce the risk of a number of health concerns. For children and teens, nutritious foods provide the ingredients needed for proper growth and development.

Although small in size, seeds are mighty when it comes to nutrient content. Officially, seeds encompass several larger groups of plants – grains, legumes (beans/lentils and peas), nuts, and the seeds found in fruits and vegetables. When most people think

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Medical services, healthy food are pressing needs for low-income households in Berkeley County | News

Will Kreznick

MONCKS CORNER — Access to medical services, healthy foods and broadband internet are among the pressing needs for low- to moderate-income households in Berkeley County, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments said in a recent report.

The tri-county organization presented a draft of the Community Needs Assessment to the Berkeley County Council on Feb. 22 to get feedback from the County Council and the public on the report.

Community Needs Assessments are required to be completed annually to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding from the S.C. Department of Commerce.



The purpose of the assessments is to identify

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SNAP Online Purchasing Program increased access to healthy food during pandemic | News

Will Kreznick

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program that allows people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries online has improved recipients’ access to healthy food and their ability to social distance, according to a new analysis.

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened food insecurity nationwide, the USDA expanded the pilot program, called the Online Purchasing Program (OPP), to reach 47 states.

The analysis released February 10, 2021 by unBox—a team of students and recent graduates from across the U.S.—found that despite some technological and other barriers, SNAP beneficiaries rapidly made use of the pilot program

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