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Urban Eden: Farming in Detroit

According to the 2010 US Census, about 80 percent of the population lives in what is considered an “urban” area, meaning only approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population lives rurally. Historically, it tends to be more difficult to find fresh fruits and veggies…

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5 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know Were Found at the CHASS Mercado Until Now

Just when you thought Southwest Detroit was famous enough for its great food selections, this summer it took its reputation to a whole new level! In case you haven’t already heard,  Community Health and Social Services Center, better known to Metro Detroiters as CHASS, set up shop last month for their…

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The Health Benefits of Michigan Summer Berries

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about the holidays. I am talking about Michigan’s summer berry season. The trees are in full bloom, the weather is warm and the berries are ready for picking!…

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Let’s “Taco”-bout it: Easy Swaps to Make Taco Night Guilt Free

  Whether it’s Taco Tuesday at your house or a midnight run for fast-food tacos, we can all agree that this flavorful Latin meal is blissful. With their reputation for flavor and mouthwatering ingredients, you have to wonder how healthy tacos…

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Get Your Grill On with this Manly Chicken Recipe

Need a fast and healthy weeknight dinner? Look no further than the winning recipe from this year’s “Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy” Cooking Contest. Grand Rapids resident Kevin Adams took home the first-place prize of $350 for his Citrus…

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#MIKidsCan Cook Contest Brings Out Kids’ Culinary Creativity

  Think kids can’t cook? The contestants in the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook competition, as well as attendees who tried their dishes, would beg to differ. Held at New Hope Baptist Church in Grand Rapids on Monday, June 15, the…

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#MIKidsCan Cook: Tropical Cucumber Breeze

Looking for a tasty treat your kids will love? Try this refreshing summertime snack, courtesy of the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook contest winner, Navia Washington, 12, of Grand Rapids. Washington won a skating party as the first place contestant in the…

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Know Which Foods to Limit or Avoid When You are Pregnant

As a registered dietitian, I have discussed the “proper” diet with many a pregnant woman. This includes the standard advice to eat well-balanced, nutrient-dense foods with lots of color throughout the day, making sure to include whole grains, lean proteins and plenty of water…

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Whitecaps School Days Games Promise Learning and Fun

Peanuts, crackerjacks, and a biology lesson? With the end of the school year fast approaching, some West Michigan students will be treated to an extra-special day at the ballpark with some fun and educational off-field attractions. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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