Monthly empowerment workshop open to all women of color

The African American Women’s Health Legacy has been working for years to promote education and health and leadership skills among women of color.  The group aims to educate, empower, and promote connection, in the hopes of lowering health disparities in these populations – taking specific aim at the diabetes and obesity epidemics. Read more on Access Sacramento.

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Lunch for Long Beach students could be getting better

It used to be that students in Long Beach complained loudly about school lunches, comparing them to “prison food” and saying they resorted to fast food and sweets to avoid them. But things seem to have changed. Programs that sought to raise nutrition standards in school are having an effect, even on the large food distribution centers that feed Long Beach Students. Read […]

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Latino and vegan in Kern County

It’s hard to find a vegan restaurant, or even a vegan choice on the menu, in Bakersfield.  Going vegan is even harder growing up in a household that fed on traditional Mexican food.  “Besides cultural pressures to eating meat and other animal-derived products, there’s almost a social animosity toward vegetarians and vegans… And for Latinos, […]

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