Health Risks from Sodium are Worldwide!
Fact or Fiction: Raw Veggies are Healthier than Cooked Ones
Compared with the United States overall, Guam has higher mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke (1). Excess sodium intake can increase blood pressure and risk for cardiovascular disease (2,3). To determine the availability and promotion of lower-sodium options in the nutrition environment, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) conducted an […]
LA Moves to Require Farmers Markets to Accept EBT
Cooking is crucial to our diets. It helps us digest food without expending huge amounts of energy. It softens food, such as cellulose fiber and raw meat, that our small teeth, weak jaws and digestive systems aren’t equipped to handle. And while we might hear from raw foodists that cooking kills vitamins and minerals in […]
The Government May Require Grocery Stores to Sell Healthier Food!
STRIVE, San Diego! initiative to implement and install EBT at Farmers Markets has been a progressive and innovative way to increase access to fresh fruits and produce. It is great to see that the city of Los Angeles realizes the importance of EBT at Farmers Markets. The Los Angeles City Council took a step toward […]
When it comes to stores for those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, the logic would seem to be: the more the merrier. The USDA has proposed some new rules, though, that would require smaller stores to stock a much larger selection of staple foods such as meat, dairy, produce, and breads. For Full […]