Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Thousands of U.S. immigrants and allies rallied Tuesday to demand that Congress make a pathway to citizenship; oil and gas drilling bonds could go up in Pennsylvania.


UN Secretary General calls for ban on drones; new book by Politico reports Hunter Biden emails to foreign business leaders; VP Harris condemns treatment of Haitian migrants; and Congress works to avoid a government shutdown.


Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

National Nutrition Month: Groups Provide Healthy Food Education in Greensboro


Thursday, March 21, 2019   

GREENSBORO, N.C. – For this National Nutrition Month, chef N'gai Dickerson is traveling through underserved neighborhoods in Greensboro, serving up healthy meals and providing hands-on instruction and education.

Greensboro has the nation's third highest food-hardship rate for households with children.

Dickerson says social factors such as education, unemployment, lower income and limited access to fresh foods can have a direct impact on one's ability to live a long, healthy life.

"Individuals aren't really comfortable cooking their own meals,” he states. “We're really getting more into farmers’ markets now and people are starting to come out and be a little more creative with their meals, but it's kind of like you stay in the same genre when it comes to food, and I think that once people step out of that, it's a huge change that can happen."

Dickerson's mobile kitchen is a partnership of a multicultural collaboration involving the American Heart Association, the Guilford County Health Department and the Blairton Hampton Family with the support of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro.

Participants will leave each class with enough healthy food to feed up to four family members.

Class attendees also will receive recipe cards, nutritional information and smart shopping and meal guidance tools. The classes focus on heart health and wellness education.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. African-Americans experience an even greater risk for heart disease and stroke, have almost twice the risk of first ever strokes compared with whites, and have higher death rates related to stroke.

Dickerson says healthy food doesn't have to be boring.

"The twist on soul food is definitely one of the ways to kind of approach it,” he states. “In the South, we also love Mexican food and Asian food. So we can add those same ingredients to our everyday meals, you know, like your ginger and your red pepper flakes and your fresh herbs. We can add that to our southern favorites."

Dickerson says the mobile kitchen provides important cooking options to people who don't have access to healthy foods.

He says you don't need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love.

For heart-healthy recipes, visit www.heart.org/recipes.

get more stories like this via email

Food prices are rising nationwide, and the cost of a grocery store trip is up 3.5% from a year ago, according to a USDA report. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than $1 million in COVID-19 relief grants are helping rural organizations increase their focus on locally sourced food relief…


DES MOINES, Iowa -- This fall, the Iowa Utilities Board is hosting meetings to inform the public about a proposed underground pipeline, which would …

Social Issues

MANDAN, N.D. -- North Dakota has had nearly 18,000 job openings in recent months, with roughly 1,000 in construction. A labor leader in the trades …

Approximately 3% of the 1,500 students in Montgomery County who were screened for behavioral health indicators were found to be at risk of substance use. (Adobe Stock)

Health and Wellness

DAYTON, Ohio -- An Ohio county is taking a trauma-informed approach to its work on preventing marijuana use in teens. As marijuana policy changes …

Social Issues

DENVER -- As Congress considers making significant investments in the nation's child-care system, children's advocates say now is the time to make …

This, year the theme of Sea Otter Awareness Week is the species' key role in the mosaic of the ecosystem. (Wikimedia Commons)


MONTEREY BAY, Calif. - This week, conservation groups are celebrating Sea Otter Awareness Week with online and in-person events across the state…


LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Admission to any state park in Nevada is free this coming Saturday, as part of the first Nevada Public Lands Week - with a series …

Social Issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new Redistricting Advisory Council announced last week by Gov. Tom Wolf's office will focus on reducing gerrymandering as new …


Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021