Katrina Danko

Katrina Danko is a 22-year-old Detroit native who moved to Grand Rapids for school and stayed for the vibrant city life. She would run a marathon if she knew tacos would be at the finish line.

The Summer Guide to Food Donations

Many may not know that the biggest demand for food donations occurs during the summer. Find out ways you can give back to your community.

summer guide to food donations
Food and Recipes

Don’t Make These Common Meat-Free Diet Mistakes

Vegetarian and vegan diets aren’t always as healthy as they seem. Don’t make these common mistakes when switching to a meat-free diet.

meat-free diet mistakes
Food and Recipes

Food Recalls: What to Do If It Happens to You

It can be scary and confusing when you find out your favorite food is recalled for listeria or salmonella. Find out what to do it if happens to you!

How to handle food recalls

Your Words May Be Hurting Your Loved Ones with Anxiety

When you talk to your loved one with anxiety, you may not be helping as much as you think. Read about how your “words of encouragement” might actually hurt.

how to talk to someone with anxiety

Rugby Sevens: What to Know About This International Sport

Rugby sevens makes its debut this summer in Rio. Here’s what you need to know about this new event.

Rugby Sevens

4 Ways a Good Social Life Improves Health of Older Adults

Learn how socializing and staying engaged in the community can help older adults improve their physical and mental health.

Social older adults
Food and Recipes

What We Can Learn About Diets from around the World

Ever wonder how other cultures think about food and nutrition? Find out why international diets may hold the secrets to eating healthy.

Diet tips from around the world

HIV Screening: The Only Way to Know Your Status

Getting tested is simple, and early detection can help those infected by HIV live a fuller, healthier life. Know how and where to get screened with these tips.

HIV screenings: How to know your status
Food and Recipes

Don’t Break a Sweat with These No-Heat-Required Recipes

Ditch the hot ovens and sizzling grills for these no-heat recipes that will help you stay cool all summer!

No-stove-required recipes

Pastor Troy Evans Takes Top Spot in Grand Rapids Cooking Competition

Pastor Troy Evans served up honey herb salmon with sweet potato hash and green beans. Find the winning recipe here.

Honey herb salmon

Group Seeks to Bring Title for Largest Swing Dance Back to Michigan

The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society needs your help to bring the title for World’s Largest Swing Dance back to Michigan.

Michigan swing dancers

#MIKidsCan Be a Gardener

For the first time, Artists Creating Together offers children with disabilities the opportunity to learn about where food comes from and how to cook it.

Turning kids into gardeners

Don’t Be Fooled by These PTSD Myths

In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, we have debunked some of the most common myths about posttraumatic stress disorder.

PTSD Myths

Meijer State Games Spotlight: Connor Lukas

Kick off this summer’s Meijer State Games this weekend! Get a taste of the Games experience with Ultimate Frisbee competitor, Connor Lukas.

Meijer State Games
Food and Recipes

Foodborne Illness 101

There are 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. every year. Here’s what to do if you get sick.

Food poisoning facts

Let’s Talk Health: Understanding Social Determinants of Health

The Let’s Talk Health Faith in Wellness Luncheon in Grand Rapids is a community-focused, interactive, and action-oriented luncheon. Read one story from it.

understanding social determinants of health
Food and Recipes

Do You Know the Biggest Safety Risks in Your Food?

Nothing beats a picnic on a summer day–don’t let foodborne illnesses ruin the good time. Keep these high-risk foods in mind the next time you dine al fresco.

biggest food safety risks

Tap into Your Creative Side with Dance

Tap dancing isn’t just for people who move like Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers–it can be an amazing workout even if you have two left feet.

Give tap dancing a try

Pride Festival Celebrates and Empowers Grand Rapids’ LGBTQ Community

The Grand Rapids Pride Festival celebrates and empowers the LGBTQ community, aiming to make Grand Rapids a vibrant and inclusive community for all.

Grand Rapids pride

Let’s Talk Health Week Returns to Grand Rapids

Let’s Talk Health Week, which focuses on encouraging healthy lifestyles for people of all ages, kicks off its 5th annual initiative this month in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Lets Talk Health Week
Home and Family

#MIKidsCan Save the Bees

You and your kids can do your part in helping out our local bee populations with these simple ideas and fun activities.

Help save the bees

Saginaw Men’s Health Fair to Feature Greg Kelser

The Kappa Alpha Psi Men’s Health Fair takes place Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the St. Mary’s of Michigan Health Education Center in Saginaw.

Saginaw Men’s Health Fair

Celebrate the National Cherry Festival All Year Long

There are plenty of delicious and unique ways to preserve your cherries without the typical methods such as canning or preserving as a jam. Here are some ideas.

cherries in baskets

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