DVIDS – News – Nutritional fitness for kids important for long term health, well being

Will Kreznick


FORT POLK, La. — April is the Month of the Military Child and the military health system understands that children have different nutritional needs than adults to support their developing minds and bodies.

A healthy diet lowers the risk of chronic diseases that can affect kids for a lifetime and good nutrition can enhance a child’s academic performance.

First Lt. Rebecca Prince, chief of nutrition care for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, said the difficulty in motivating kids to eat healthy is getting them to care about nutrition and what their parents feed them.

“Our biggest obstacle is getting kids

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Ministry reports community impact for 2020 | Faith & Values

Will Kreznick

In 2020, GHCCM served more than 2,946 neighbors and provided more than 24,000 services throughout the ministry. The Neighbor Engagement Team provided services at a value of $192,984 which included 2,435 services for homeless neighbors. The nutrition center gave supplemental food to more than 850 neighbors per month at a total value of $1,130,500 which amounts to 530,000 pounds of food. The medical clinic provided medical care for 646 patients that accounts for 3,666 patient visits with $167,900 in donated patient care. The pharmacy dispensed 19,224 prescriptions to 971 neighbors at a value of $1,000,634.

The WLC ministry is offering

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One Major Side Effect of Eating Too Quickly, Says New Study

Will Kreznick

Maybe you’re grabbing a quick bite to eat while rushing from one errand to the next, or having a meal that’s so familiar you start wolfing it down without even realizing it. Whatever your need for speed, new research in Clinical Obesity suggests you might be putting yourself at much higher risk for weight gain.

Researchers looked at two different studies on adults and children to determine whether there are associations between higher body mass index (BMI), the number of siblings you have, and where you are in the birth order (if you’re not an only child). They found first-born

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Oregon nonprofit provides Umatilla Indian Reservation with healthy, sustainable food options during pandemic | Coronavirus

Will Kreznick

MISSION — On a frigid February morning, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation held its twice-monthly food distribution. With sheets of snow blanketing the ground from a recent snowstorm, members of the reservation worked hand-in-hand with distribution drivers from The Wave Foundation, a Portland nonprofit sustainability coalition that helps provide communities like the reservation with healthy and sustainable food options during the pandemic.

Motown and rock ‘n’ roll oldies emanated from a StreetHopper Bluetooth speaker with an 8-inch woofer. Wave distribution workers, community members and high schoolers from the reservation clad in jackets, gloves, hats and scarves

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Keep Austin Local: Counter Culture offering ‘house-made comfort food’

Will Kreznick

AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texans have seen many businesses shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. KVUE wants to help “Keep Austin Local” by highlighting small businesses that might need a little help.

On Friday, KVUE stopped by Counter Culture in East Austin.

The restaurant started out as a food trailer in 2009 and moved into its brick-and-mortar location in 2012. The COVID-19 pandemic caused Counter Culture to close for five weeks. The restaurant also pivoted to to-go only. It revised its entire menu as well. As for revenue, the restaurant dropped to 40% of its normal sales and lost

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