Wolf Administration Works to Improve Senior Food Access, Hosts Listening Session with Older Pennsylvanians

Will Kreznick


First Lady Frances Wolf, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Robert Torres joined a group of older Pennsylvanians at Crispus Attucks Active Living Center in York to hear their first-hand experiences with Pennsylvania’s food assistance programs – they shared what they enjoy, what could be improved, their ideal program offerings, and barriers to knowledge of or access to programs.

“We have made great progress in ensuring Pennsylvania’s seniors have access to nutritious foods, but there are still challenges like transportation and general awareness of food assistance that need to be addressed,” said First Lady Wolf. “One of the best

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True Food Kitchen restaurant opening soon

Will Kreznick

The long-awaited West Palm Beach location of True Food Kitchen is set to open at Rosemary Square at the end of July.

The health-minded national chain restaurant co-founded by wellness guru Dr. Andrew Weil was expected to debut in the fall of 2019. That announcement was made months earlier, when the plaza was known as CityPlace.

The upscale-casual, holistic foods eatery, which opens July 30, takes over the former Restoration Hardware store space, across from the Tommy Bahama shop. The space features indoor and outdoor dining areas and a menu inspired by Weil’s devotion to anti-inflammatory foods.

But don’t expect

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As They Take On Food Insecurity, Community-Based Health Care Organizations Have Found Four Strategies That Work

Will Kreznick

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 35 million Americans faced food insecurity. Now, more than 50 million are food insecure, with children and families accounting for a substantial part of the increase. Food insecurity disproportionately impacts racial minorities and low-income populations, and it is especially problematic for those with chronic conditions. For people with diabetes, food insecurity is associated with poor self-management, up to twice the odds of poor diabetes control (high blood sugar levels, elevated HbA1c), as well as preventable hospital admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetes-related limb amputation.

The concept of food as medicine is not

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Brownsville Students Call for Funding for Healthy Food

Will Kreznick

On Tuesday, fourth and fifth grade students from Brownsville and Ocean rallied outside City Hall calling on leaders to fund more healthy food options in underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.

The students, backed by teachers and food justice nonprofit Seeds in the Middle, marched from Borough Hall across Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall with letters they had written to local leaders, and made speeches and sent a petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council members calling for $150,000 in funding for eight to ten farm stands across Brooklyn.

P.S. 178 student Anaya Jackson said she worked at the farm

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Michelle Obama’s food partnership coming to Detroit

Will Kreznick

Former First Lady Michelle Obama attends ‘Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama’ at State Farm Arena on May 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

A healthy food partnership with Michelle Obama is bringing hundreds of thousands of free meals to Detroit families with not enough to eat over the next several weeks.

The Partnership for a Healthier America is collaborating with Obama, who is an honorary chair of the group and the host of a Netflix series “Pass the Love w/Waffles + Mochi,” which promotes healthy eating and moving toward more affordable and fun

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