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Toddler weighing under 10 pounds dies; parents arrested

May. 13, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl in Florida weighing less than 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) died of long-term starvation and her parents were arrested on child abuse charges. Regis Johnson, 57, and Arhonda Tillman, 35, were arrested on Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady...

Agriculture corner in Asheville brings communities together

May. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A mustard seed of faith, hard work and heart are helping to cultivate a historic Asheville neighborhood. In 2014, Southside Community Garden was established as a food source for residents who lacked accessibility to grocery stores. “There...

Biden announces Sept conference on hunger, nutrition, health

May. 04, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will hold a conference on hunger, nutrition and health in September to notch progress on the Biden administration's goals of ending hunger, improving nutrition and physical activity and reducing diet-related diseases. The gathering will be the...

Chef cooks meals in seniors’ kitchens to keep them healthy

Apr. 23, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Lisa Youngquist wanted to spice up her meals. She’d loved the companionship that the Meals on Wheels volunteers brought whenever they made deliveries. And she definitely didn’t want to go back to the time before that, when for three to four years,...

Culinary concert to offer hands-on dining experience at home

Apr. 17, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — It was May 2020 when Dan Weidenbenner consulted his fellow Mill Village Farmsboard members and they decided to move their annual fundraiser to a virtual format. The COVID-19 pandemic was raging, and the organizers reasoned, this was a way to keep momentum...

Camila Alves McConaughey takes on picky eaters, with love

Apr. 05, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Camila Alves McConaughey has co-written a new children's book about a bunch of picky eaters. Only in this case, the picky eaters aren't the children. “Just Try One Bite” (Penguin Random House) follows three kids as they try to get their parents to put down the...

Rockefeller's $105M plan to produce climate-friendly food

Apr. 04, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

The pandemic sent global hunger soaring, but now the war in Ukraine is making the problem far worse. Since Russia and Ukraine together supply 30% of global wheat exports, a big chunk of the world is losing access to food. Now one of the nation’s biggest foundations is trying to...

Columbus cooking class promotes healthy eating on a budget

Mar. 27, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — MercyMed and The Food Mill have partnered with Open Hand Atlanta for a 6-week cooking class offered to patients to help participants learn ways to shop for and cook healthy foods on a budget. The patients in the class are enrolled in MercyMed’s Fruit and...

Scientists figure out how vampire bats got a taste for blood

Mar. 25, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood. They compared the genome of common vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in vampire bats. Over the...

Initiative to support healthy food programs in Detroit

Feb. 27, 2022 09:28 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two programs that provide access to food in Detroit neighborhoods will share $900,000 from Rite Aid Healthy Futures. The funding is through Rite Aid Healthy Futures' Strengthening Cities initiative that's designed to reduce health disparities for children and youth...