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San Diego Immigrants’ Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

From left to right Nadia Atef, Fatima Ahmed, Thitina Shita and Amina Sheik Mohamed are pictured in this undated photo. They are some of the contributors to a new cookbook, “Around the World at the Farmer’s Market.” | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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President’s Budget Could Close Summer Meal Gap

By Megan Burks President Barack Obama’s budget proposal this week is expected to include the launch of a $12 billion effort to keep low-income children fed when school is out. San Diego hunger relief advocates are lauding the plan. It … Continue reading

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No More Shopping for Large Grocers; City Heights Embraces Its Small Markets

Video Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Teenagers and storeowner Latif Georges huddle near the produce section of Louie’s Marketplace in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego. The youth propose a mural of fruit and vegetables to replace the … Continue reading

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Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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San Diego Unified Expands Halal School Lunch Program

A Crawford High School student orders a halal chili-lime chicken bowl on campus May 20, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks A San Diego Unified School District program thatbrought halal school lunches to Crawford High School has … Continue reading

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Study Aims to Locate How San Diego Neighborhoods Affect Health

These three wearable devices will track study participants’ motion and location for two weeks, Nov. 4, 2015. | Photo Credit: David Wagner, KPBS By David Wagner When it comes to where San Diegans live, do wealthier neighborhoods produce healthier people? … Continue reading

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New Law Helps Families Stretch Food Dollars

By Patty Lane, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview here. A new California law will help low-income families stretch their food dollars with healthy food choices and support farmers by expanding their markets. … Continue reading

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Food Waste Activists Serve Vegetarian Meals At City Heights Park

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers On a Sunday afternoon a group of activists drive their car up to the park next to the City Heights Library and pull a large steaming pot of … Continue reading

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Study: Trash in City Heights Canyons Linked to Plastics in Fish

By Megan Burks City Heights students and the Ocean Discovery Institute last school year helped scientists study urban runoff in their neighborhood canyons. The results of that study are coming together now, and they’re painting a picture of how inland … Continue reading

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Nutriendo el corazón, una comida a la vez

Voluntarios de Mama’s Kitchen, con sede en City Heights, preparan y entregan comidas gratis cada semana a 350 clientes que viven con SIDA o cáncer. Por Jeremy Ogul Poco después de haber sido diagnosticada con cáncer de mama en el … Continue reading

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