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Archive | April, 2014

Ravenscroft Key Club Gleaning
April 30, 2014

Super Glean Team

The very first time I ever heard the word gleaning was in my 9th grade World History class. I remember thinking - what a great way to use up food that would otherwise end up going to waste!Read More▸

This month’s focus at Mobile Markets is Food Labels! The nutrition team is providing the tips and tools needed to successfully navigate a nutrition facts label, as well as decode a product’s ingredient list. As our activity this month we compared three different Ranch Dressing ingredient lists and found that each one contained over 20 ingredients, many of which are unhealthy additives. One such ingredient is Monosodium Glutamate, which has been linked to detrimental health effects in consumers, such as headaches and upset stomachs. To provide an alternative to this seemingly inescapable trap of unknown ingredients, we prepared and served samples of our own homemade, healthy version of Ranch Dressing paired with sliced veggies. The majority of participants loved it, so much so that we even ran out of samples. The recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. We have provided it below so that you can enjoy it as well! Healthy Ranch Dressing Serving Size: 2 tbsp Servings per Recipe: 4 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp parsley, dried 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper Directions: Measure and combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Add extra liquid (water or lemon juice) to thin out dressing to desired texture. Let sit for a couple of hours before serving to give the herbs enough time to develop their flavor within the dressing. Enjoy!
April 28, 2014

Food Matters in April: Food Labels

This month’s focus at Mobile Markets is Food Labels! The nutrition team is providing the tips and tools needed to successfully navigate a nutrition facts…Read More▸

April 21, 2014

This Incredible Kid Figured Out How To Feed Needy Children In His Community For A Year

William Winslow is not your average 8-year-old. While most kids spend their free time playing tag or riding bikes, this second-grader...Read More▸

Hoop House PTP 2012
April 20, 2014

MEDIA ALERT: Plant the Pavement! Urban Ag Community Workshop May 3-4

Building just and sustainable models of food production for a healthy and hunger-free community WHAT: Plant the Pavement!  A two-day weekend workshop taught by MacArthur…Read More▸

CM graduation at UMW
April 17, 2014

Cooking Matters Graduation: Food Brings People Together

Cooking Matters graduation is a clear example of how food brings people together. After 6 weeks, a total of 20 participants successfully graduated Cooking Matters for Adults at...Read More▸

April 16, 2014

8-Year-Old’s Only Dream Is to End Child Hunger

William Winslow recently had a pretty busy day for an 8-year-old, raising enough money and food to feed 16 kids for an entire year. This…Read More▸

Incubator Farmer Morgan Vickery
April 14, 2014

Incubator Farmer Morgan Vickery: Local and Sustainable

Morgan Vickery has always had a deep love for nature and the outdoors. Now, he’s trying his hand at farming– something he sees as an extension of the clean energy movement.Read More▸

April 11, 2014

Raleigh boy on a mission to stamp out child hunger

William Winslow, 8, is on a mission to stamp out hunger among children. William is planning his second annual food collection drive for BackPack Buddies,…Read More▸

Praise Temple Mobile Market
April 9, 2014

Getting through the month with Mobile Markets

Elizabeth Owens is legally blind, surviving on social security income and SNAP benefits, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to eat healthier.Read More▸

setting up Enloe pantry
April 7, 2014

Bringing School Pantries to Hungry High-Schoolers in Raleigh

“Children cannot be expected to sit and learn in a classroom when they are hungry. If we have the opportunity to help meet this basic…Read More▸

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