How to get your healthy eating back on track

Will Kreznick

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us stumbled into new ways of eating, cooking more at home and maybe snacking more throughout the day since our refrigerators and pantries were close by. Almost a year in, Consumer Reports reveals more about how the pandemic has changed how we eat and offers some advice on how to get your health back on track.

Eating well is especially vital right now because obesity, heart disease, and diabetes increase the risk of COVID-19 complications. So this is a good time to evaluate your diet and see which habits you want

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Guste high rise residents spent years in a food desert. Now, there’s a grocery in the lobby. | News

Will Kreznick

By any standard, Guste Grocery is a modest place.

At no more than 16-by-16 feet, it has no aisles, just three walls stocked with pantry items, a few baskets of produce and a cooler full of drinks, eggs and dairy products. A small freezer full of ice cream and frozen dinners sits below the counter.

But just how humble the offerings are, it turns out, depends largely on the eyes of those who behold it. For the disabled and elderly residents of Guste High Rise Apartments in Central City, who gathered Tuesday to celebrate the store’s opening, it’s exactly what

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Morgan Hill Times | Proposed bond measure seeks to improve state’s food system

Will Kreznick

Two state assemblymembers on Tuesday announced a new $3 billion bond measure that aims to spur Covid-19 economic recovery while combating climate change and food insecurity. 

Assemblymembers Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, and Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, announced Assembly Bill 125—the Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms and Worker Protection Bond Act. 

If passed by the state Legislature, the general obligation bond would go on the November 2022 ballot for voter approval.

“It is time for a better food system in our state—one that is more resilient, more sustainable, and more just,” said Rivas, who chairs the Assembly Agriculture

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New fast-food spaghetti restaurant, By the Bucket, coming to Phoenix | Phoenix Food & Drink

Will Kreznick

AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Did you ever wish you had a big bucket of spaghetti? Have you ever found yourself heading home from a busy day at work worrying what to make for dinner that’s quick, easy and something the kids will love?

Single dad, Bret DaCosta found himself with the same issue and wanted to create a good option for quick family meals. That’s why he came up with By the Bucket, a to-go restaurant that puts together a spaghetti dinner for the whole family and all you have to do is pick it up.

The original location

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1.2 million New Jerseyans are going hungry right now. How to get help, volunteer or make a donation.

Will Kreznick

For those who are food insecure, there are links at the bottom of this article to lists of nonprofits and agencies in each New Jersey county that list food assistance as a primary service. These organizations also welcome donations and volunteers.

In September, the Hillside-based Community FoodBank of New Jersey released a report that projected in 2020 the state would see a 56% increase in food insecurity from the previous year, all the result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The report, titled “COVID-19′s Impact on Food Insecurity in New Jersey,” used statistical projections from Feeding America to “examine anticipated

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