Michigan food hubs, food systems get grant opportunity

Will Kreznick

A Veggie Box of fresh produce at the Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing, Michigan.

By Sophia Lada

Capital News Service

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced a grant opportunity for regional and value-added food systems that support local farmers, community health and the economy.

Competitors for grants of up to $100,000 to promote regional and value-added food systems have until March 18 to apply.

The grants have been awarded annually since 2016.

They’re intended to “help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing” in the state by investing in equipment and technology, access to healthy food,

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Ideas for a healthy and safe Valentine’s Day meal everyone can love

Will Kreznick

“Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should

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Ready-to-cook food market gets a healthy alternative from ‘Indulgence’

Will Kreznick

The market today is filled with ready to cook food products that are doing more harm than good. Cutting the clutter of unhealthy ready to cook food products, ‘Indulgence’ offers a healthier alternative for consumers to save time without compromising on health. BW Hotelier got in touch with Indrani Sharma, Founder, ‘Indulgence’ to know about the brand’s journey.

The gradual growth in the ready-to-eat food products’ market can be attributed to the changing lifestyle of Indians. The hectic lifestyle of professionals and students deprives them of time and energy to indulge in cooking healthy meals. Ready-to-eat meals appear as their

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Tesco faces shareholder vote to increase healthy food sales in bid to tackle obesity

Will Kreznick

10 Feb 2021 — Tesco is set to become the first FTSE100 company to be hit with a shareholder resolution on health grounds. 

The resolution – co-filed by seven institutional investors managing over £140 billion (US$194 billion) in assets, along with 101 retail investors – is expected to be voted on at Tesco’s Annual General Meeting in June. 

It calls on the retailer to set targets to increase the proportion of healthy products in its sales and, if passed, the company would be forced to adopt the proposals.

The investors argue that consumer trends and new regulations to combat obesity

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Hello Idaho: A healthy diet can help fight seasonal affective disorder

Will Kreznick

You are what you eat. Eating healthy food can lead to a healthier mind as well as a healthier body.

BOISE, Idaho — Do you feel like you’re in a funk? Are you having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much? Are you craving sweet and starchy foods and therefore putting on some weight? Do you sometimes feel unmotivated or even hopeless?

You may have seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. The American Psychological Association describes it as a type of depression that lasts for a season, typically the winter months, and goes away during the rest of the

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