Nearly one fifth of children in the U.S. lack access to sufficient nutritious food to live a healthy life and 4.5 million (one in 12) older adults experience food insecurity. A new report by Generations United finds this fact has a huge impact on the lives of millions of other Americans who make sacrifices in order to provide food for family members and friends at risk of going hungry.
Now that we’ve all stuffed our faces this past week, it seems appropriate to talk about food. As I’ve mentioned before, preventative medicine needs to be improved in this country, especially if our health reform.
Capital Impact, COO, Annie Donovan, is interviewed in Forbes Magazine, to talk about the work that Capital Impact does to support people and communities to live to their highest potential at every stage of life, “Our overarching goal is to … Continue reading →
Over the weekend, as I caught up with reading email and blog comments I had missed while I was down with the flu last week, I was surprised at how many requests there are for more information about my weight…
Where has the time gone? It has been three years since we moved to Travelers Rest and what an exciting and fulfilling time it has been. It seems so long ago when I was consumed with cleaning out the accumulation … Continue reading →
These are the faithful volunteers at Dorado who sort out the donated food from Second Harvest for their neighbors. (Remember to click on the photos to enlarge them!)
Contributed by Nancy Goodhart
For dinner tonight I made my first attempt of preparing Swiss Chard, which I got from the Furman Farm yesterday. When cooking it looks like the perfect Christmas food. Really pretty red and green. It tastes like a blend of … Continue reading →
I made mint juleps for Bob and I and another couple. I have only had one in my life and the others never have had one. It is an interesting combination of flavors with the sweet and the mint and … Continue reading →
There is a mint julep in my future. Got my mint from the Furman Farm and have some TN Jack Daniels in my liquor cabinet. Stay tuned tomorrow to hear how it went. Bob turned a muddler last weekend so … Continue reading →
EngAGE Social Service Coordinator Nancy Goodhart reports that she and the team of kitchen volunteers – Scott, Emma, and Meloney, as well as Manager Linda – went into pancake, sausage and egg shock after preparing breakfast for sixty-five folks! Looks like they had lots … Continue reading →
Just picked up my first batch of fresh produce from the Furman Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Now I have to figure out what to do with swiss chard and pole beans. Also got cucumbers, potatoes, green pepper, tomatoes, beets … Continue reading →
While fresh fruit and lots of vegetables are still recommended for everyone, pudding, ice cream and other comfort foods can help seniors get the nutrition they need and stimulate their appetites. So if you or your elder is having trouble eating, try ma…
From The Green House Project Blog: Food is pleasure. Preparing it, smelling it and eating it, regardless of our dining rituals, food brings meaning to our lives and defines a part of our individuality. The Green House Model protects this philosophy through teaching the importance of simple pleasures and knowing relationships for creating meaning and value for elders. Our sense… Read more →
Janice has been blogging about food fort he old and the young. Here are some thoughts from Europe. In Switzerland, we are not serving “slop“ any longer; most of the nursing homes serve good food, the ones in my community and the neighboring villages deliver great meals for people at home who are no longer able to shop and cook… Read more →