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Health 360: Walnut pesto for a healthy heart

During our series of lessons about heart health, participants in Health 360 learned that inflammation may be a significant contributing factor to heart disease. Although the inflammatory response is an important part of the body’s immune system, it can cause problems when it’s overactive. There are foods with anti-inflammatory properties that may help protect against these negative health effects. Some of
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Most people who are concerned about high blood pressure know to avoid consuming lots of sodium. But, do we know where most of the sodium in our diets comes from? Perhaps surprisingly, not much actually comes from the salt shaker. Continuing our lessons about high blood pressure, participants in Health 360 learned that 77% of the
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  The summer sessions of Healthy BLOOMers began this week! On the first day, the children harvested 24 lbs of zucchini from our urban garden, and used it to make the following recipe for vegan tacos. It’s not too late to sign your child up for the program! They will get a head start in
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Global Cuisine at Health 360

Participants in Health 360 come from many different backgrounds and traditions. They represent the American South, Trinidad, Greece, Guyana, and St. Maarten, among others. We can find healthy foods all around the globe! With this in mind, a Nigerian nutritionist taught us how to make a traditional Nigerian dish called “moinmoin,” a steamed cake made
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Gwen's Pantry Pasta

Do you ever have a hard time finding a recipe for all the items you pick up at the pantry? Gwen, one of our pantry customers, came up with a great pasta recipe that uses many items that we regularly have in the pantry. This recipe is also great because it is very healthy, incorporating fresh
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Jenae's Eggplant Saute

Jénae Joseph is a BSCAH Green Teen who helps to maintain our urban community garden. This experience has inspired her return to her Guyanese traditions of home-cooked, healthy meals. Here is one dish from her collection! Ingredients: 1 eggplant, chopped into small cubes 1 onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2-3 scallions,
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