Healthy Food


McDonald’s Workers Will Strike for $15 an Hour in 15 Cities

Will Kreznick
McDonald's strike May 19

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On the Clock is Motherboard’s reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work.

McDonald’s cashiers and cooks in 15 U.S. cities will strike on May 19—a day before the fast-food behemoth’s annual shareholder meeting—to demand McDonald’s pay all of its workers at least $15 an hour amid a national labor shortage in the fast food industry. 

In recent months, McDonald’s stores have become desperate for employees, offering workers bonuses and incentives to sign up for a job. One store in Fayetteville, North Carolina is offering a $500 sign on

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Healthy food program expands to serve Central Oregon veterans | Local&State

Will Kreznick

The VeggieRx program that prescribes healthy food to those in need is expanding this year to reach veterans across Central Oregon.

Starting in June, the fresh produce prescription program will partner with the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs to serve veterans in Bend, Prineville and other local cities where they may be homebound.

Hannah Brzozowski, a registered dietitian and VeggieRx program director for the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, said the state veterans organization is connecting the program with veterans to help them overcome poor access to fresh food and diet-related diseases such as diabetes.

“We are meeting a

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Alcohol-to-go is now permanently legal in Florida. What does it mean?

Will Kreznick

It’s now legal to get alcoholic beverages with your take-out or food delivery in Florida, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

But how does that work? Can you grab your beer and hop in your car?

Not exactly. Let’s take a look at what the new law lets you do.

Can you get drinks to go in Florida?

Yes. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 148,  the so-called alcohol-to-go bill, into law Thursday. This makes permanent what was a temporary emergency order to help bars and restaurants offset the losses they received during the mandatory COVID-19 pandemic

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This Is the Best-Tasting Frozen Burrito

Will Kreznick

Frozen food is quick and easy—that’s why so many people love it. While it may not be the best for us, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it involves very little preparation and is done in seconds. After all, who really wants to cook when they don’t have to? Not me. With that said, there are many different types of frozen meals like burritos and pasta to choose from, and it can be difficult to find the right one.

For those lovers of Mexican cuisine, sometimes there simply isn’t the time to go to your favorite restaurant (no,

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10 Whole-Food, Plant-Based Recipes We Love!

Will Kreznick

It’s time for another round-up of One Green Planet Whole-Foods, Plant-Based (WFPB) meals for you to create and devour.  If you are not in the know, or you need a reminder, a person following a WFPB diet puts emphasis on whole foods, such as legumes, ancient grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds while eliminating refined sugar, processed oil, and white flour.

If processed foods are entered into the diet at all, it is usually only minimally processed foods with 5 or less ingredients.  That is to say, it doesn’t have to be an outright ban on processed foods if you

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