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Stellar Egg-in-a-Hole from a BSCAH Volunteer!

The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger depends on volunteers to help run our supermarket style food pantry, to pack the trucks for our mobile pantries in Coney Island and Far Rockaway, to maintain our urban farm, and to facilitate our community nutrition programs. All told, they contribute about 1,500 hours of community service every month! We
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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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After finishing our exercise lesson at the last meeting of the Health 360 program, participants enjoyed healthy whole grain muffins. They are packed with fiber from the dried fruit and grains, plus a good amount of protein from the grains, egg, and buttermilk. These can be baked in advance and then frozen for a convenient and
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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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Cholesterol Lesson at Health 360

Is cholesterol bad for you? Many people would think the answer is obvious: Yes! But it’s actually more complicated than that. As part of our sequence on Heart Health, the senior participants in Health 360 learned about the connection between cholesterol and heart disease. There are three main highlights: Where does it come from? Our
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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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