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RX for Good Health: More Fruits and Vegetables

By Therese Madden - March 3rd, 2012

Doctors at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children are writing some patients prescriptions for food. No need to stop at the pharmacy, patients can pick up their discounted boxes of produce in the hospital’s lobby.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm Bill Part 2

By Lari Robling - March 2nd, 2012

It comes up every five years and is sometimes perceived as a pernicious weed, but The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation with far reaching influence. Get to know your Farm Bill!

Sunday Suppers… All Week

By Fit Staff - February 25th, 2012

This week we visit the Sunday Suppers program in West Kensington. These weekly sit down meals provide not only nourishment, but also community.

Every Good Deed Deserves Another

By Therese Madden - February 24th, 2012

More than an axiom, this philosophy is the foundation of the SHARE Food Program of PA. Sure, doing good feels nice but it doesn’t hurt to be rewarded as well! Find out how a few hours of community service can be cashed in for food.

Kale Is Cool…

By Therese Madden - February 18th, 2012

Even when it’s served hot. This versatile vegetable is the darling of veggie lovers, but don’t think this hearty green doesn’t belong on everyone’s table. Discover why you should make it part of yours.

Yes, I’ll Have No Meat

By Lari Robling - February 17th, 2012

The advent of Lent means many will go meatless on Fridays—there’s also the popular Meatless Monday program. Whatever day of the week you decide to go without meat, personal chef Donna Fountain says veggie dishes can be easy to prepare as well as hearty and delicious.

A Taste of History

By Lari Robling - February 11th, 2012

Philadelphia’s Mother Bethel Church uses the legacy of African American food to help provide the congregation and the community with steps to healthy food choices.

A Clean Sweep

By Therese Madden - February 10th, 2012

Better nutrition begins with a little Spring cleaning. Cookbook author and teacher, Christina Pirello says now is a great time to rid your pantry of convenience foods and stock it with healthier homemade options.

It’s Just a Game…

By Therese Madden - February 4th, 2012

Food and beverage companies are pushing online product games called “advertgames.” Studies show they keep a kids attention longer than a television commercial and get passed around quickly through the powers of social media. But who are the losers?

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Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 4

September 19th, 2011

Noelle Dames looks to extending the Greensgrow LIFE program. While, Joseph Mitsouras and his family preserve their share.

Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 3

September 12th, 2011

Joseph Mitsouras shares how his family includes children in meal planning.

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Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

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