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The Ketogenic Diet Offers New Approach to Fat and Protein

Jason Yun Jason Yun The Ketogenic Diet Offers New Approach to Fat and Protein

Every year, one of the top resolutions is to lose weight or get in shape. However, there is so much information out there, and a lot of it is wrong or conflicting information. If you pay attention to diet trends, one of the most searched “diets” last year was the Ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high-fat […]

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Local Nutritionist Gives the Skinny on Fat

Lori DePietro-Standen Lori DePietro-Standen Local Nutritionist Gives the Skinny on Fat

I remember growing up in the midst of the low-fat diet craze. Entenmenn’s came out with fat-free cakes, and everyone thought they could eat an entire loaf in one sitting because, hey, they were fat-free, and fat is what makes you fat, right? Every source, from the media to the medical community, was reporting that […]

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School Issues: Food & Fitness at Columbus City Schools

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Food & Fitness at Columbus City Schools

When it comes to school lunches, everyone is a critic. They’re not organic enough. They’re not artisanal enough. They’re not healthy enough. They’re not pretty enough. At the end of the day, Columbus City Schools has to make sure that 50,000 kids have something to eat for lunch. The local students come from all corners […]

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Healthy Bites Festival Announces Additional Food Vendors

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Healthy Bites Festival Announces Additional Food Vendors

Have you heard about Columbus Underground’s Healthy Bites event on Friday, July 29th? We are bringing together the best local restaurants and food companies that have tasty offerings with healthful twist at the Columbus Museum of Art. It is shaping up to be to be a wonderful evening including food samples and demos, live entertainment, a cash bar, […]

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Impoverished Neighborhoods to Benefit from New Healthy Food Program

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Impoverished Neighborhoods to Benefit from New Healthy Food Program

A lot of Ohioans lack reasonable access to healthy food, and it’s killing them, a report found. Affordable and nutritional food is not evenly distributed throughout the state, leaving many neighborhoods with better access to fast food than fruits and vegetables. These dietary choices have been directly linked to obesity and its various health complications. […]

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Panelists Discuss Food Deserts and Nutrition Access In Urban Communities

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Panelists Discuss Food Deserts and Nutrition Access In Urban Communities

Members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club gathered Wednesday to listen to a panel discussion about the pressing issue of food and food access in Ohio. The panelists talked about the danger of “food deserts,” areas where people, frequently poor and more likely African-American than white, find themselves cut off from sources of healthy food options. […]

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Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

The houses that line the streets in the South Side’s community near Lincoln Park show the hard times that have fallen on the area. It’s not hard to find a vacant home with broken or boarded up windows or overgrown lawns. The median house price is only $32,500, which is better than where the prices […]

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