Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating

Simple Sammie

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Time, location, lifestyle, and economics make our food landscape dynamic and ever changing. It is this changing food landscape that can provide new ideas when finding ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget.

DC Desertification

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“Food deserts” are areas where it’s hard to find places to purchase or acquire affordable, healthy food. Surprisingly, this is a big problem in the Washington metro area. According to the Food Desert Locator, the northeast and southeast sections of the District of Columbia have many such areas. Food deserts are also prevalent in Montgomery… Read more »

All About Herbs: Growing with Clients in Falls Church

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Columbia Baptist Church recently hosted an All About Herbs Day during its regular Saturday distribution, in which volunteers worked with clients to plant basil, parsley and vegetable seeds. After utilizing the fresh herbs from the Crossroads Food Pantry to flavor their meals, clients were excited to finally grow their own. After the herbs were planted,… Read more »

Capital One Feeds Kids Over the Weekend in Ward 8

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It was a Thursday afternoon in March, and you could feel the excitement building as project coordinators from Capital One and the Capital Area Food Bank prepared the conference room for the second Weekend Bag Sponsorship packing event.  We walked through the room to ensure the stations were set up with the necessary supplies: tables… Read more »