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Nutrition

Sparta “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Net 17 Tons of Food, Over $9K in Donations

Sources: Hopacatong Patch; SpartaIndependent.com Andover, Byram and Sparta police’s weekend-long Stuff the Bus/Cram the Cruiser food drive netted 34,520 pounds of food, over 250 turkeys and more than $9,000 in donations, police said. The departments were collecting food for...
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Yams Versus Sweet Potatoes

Source: BlackDoctor.org If you’re like me, at first glance you can’t tell the difference between a yam and a sweet potato. They both are orange on the inside and both taste great in a pie or mashed or in a casserole. Even though they may look the same, technically,...
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The Scary Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Source: BlackDoctor.org You’ve told yourself that you’re not going to eat anymore sugar this week. You threw away all of the Nutter Butters in your desk at work, opted not to put sugar in your morning oatmeal and you swore off on soda. There’s one problem: high fructose corn...
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Rutgers, USDA, SNAP, Team Up for SNAP Ed 4 Me.org

Source: SnapEd4Me.org New Jersey is a state characterized by both extreme wealth and poverty. As of March 2013, New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants totaled 864,255 living in 428,430 households. Estimates by the emergency feeding network...
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Central Jersey farms offer homegrown meat to health-conscious customers

Source: MyCentralJersey.com While many people immediately associate their local farms with the availability of fresh produce, farm-raised meat is another option that’s becoming increasingly popular. Here are outlets where you too can enjoy the benefits of locally raised and/or...
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Faith-Based Healthcare Programs Show Results in New Jersey Cities

Source: NJ Spotlight As policy experts continue to sharpen their focus on the importance of fostering healthy communities to keep people well, New Jersey has witnessed a growing interest in – and new funding for – faith-based healthcare programs. State officials have built...
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