New guidelines encourage healthy eating throughout life | Community

Posted on Category:Healthy Eating

If the New Year has you inspired to change your eating habits, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recently released the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help you work toward a healthier lifestyle.

These guidelines are revised every five years and serve as a guide for policymakers. They also serve as a tool for public health professionals and food service managers to help individuals start on a path to healthier living. For the first time, these guidelines encourage all of us to make healthy eating choices across the lifespan, which begins at pregnancy and progresses

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This Community Farm Is Serving Up Healthy, Affordable Food In A South Dallas Food Desert

Posted on Category:Healthy Food

South Dallas is a food desert, with limited access to healthy, affordable options. Food insecurity has only increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dallas’ Paul Quinn College is trying to help with its “We Over Me Farm.”

Ten years ago, the college tried unsuccessfully to find a grocery store to open a location in South Dallas.

“We even offered land for like $0 rent, you know, for people to come build whatever they wanted to build and on campus and that wasn’t happening,” said Chris Dowdy, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the historically Black college.

He said once those efforts

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