September 29, 2016 2:20 PMCategory: Nutrition

Food Frontiers – A Documentary

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Join the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future for a special screening of the short film, Food Frontiers, which highlights successful projects around the country that are addressing access to healthy food. Hear from guest speakers Rodney Taylor, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Fairfax County Public Schools and Dr. Nimali Fernando, Pediatrician and Founder of The Doctor Yum Project who […]

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August 11, 2016 3:00 PMCategory: Nutrition

Jackson County Farmers’ Market Named 3rd Best in Midwest

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The Jackson County Healthy Communities Coalition is proud to announce that the farmers’ market in Carbondale was named the third best farmers’ market in the midwest in a AAA summer travel guide. The Jackson County coalition created this resource that provides additional information about when and where to find the local markets: This week is […]

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January 5, 2016 5:20 PMCategory: Nutrition

Partnering4Health: SOPHE’s Nutrition Toolkit

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In September 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a multi-year initiative to prevent and control chronic disease at the community level. Named the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention — or Partnering4Health — five organizations are working with selected chapters and affiliates to strengthen health in their communities. A member […]

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December 3, 2015 2:43 PMCategory: Nutrition

The Role of Public Markets in Community Building

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This entry is reposted from the APA Sustaining Places blog. To read more from APA, click here. Since 2007, the American Planning Association has designated 245 Great Places in America. As a part of the Great Places program, APA has often recognized public markets, old and new, for adding vibrancy, character, and functionality to communities across […]

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