Nutrition program offering migrants culturally sensitive food choices thrives during pandemic

Growing up, Leila Cassandra Bocanegra, 26, was used to eating the traditional Mexican food her parents, immigrants from Monterrey, would make. She acknowledges that some of the food, consisting of lots of tortillas and breads and meats, were heavy. 



graphical user interface, application: Iluminada Vilca (highlighted) offers nutrition education courses via Zoom for migrants who would otherwise not have access to the program.


© Iluminada Vilca, Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County
Iluminada Vilca (highlighted) offers nutrition education courses via Zoom for migrants who would otherwise not have access to the program.

But with the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) run by Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension in Monroe County running several clinics in the Finger Lakes, Bocanegra and her family have learned that it’s

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Study highlights ways to improve food access, mealtime preparation

Mealtimes are a central aspect of family life, affecting the health and wellbeing of both children and adults. Although the benefits of healthy mealtimes are straightforward, helping all families realize those benefits is quite complicated, new research from the University of Illinois shows.

The study highlights ways in which some solutions – such as an exclusive focus on improving food access or on improving mealtime preparation and organization skills – may be less effective if done in isolation, says Allen Barton, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at U of I and lead author on

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Kohsei Foods Co., Ltd. – Japanese Fermented Food Aged Rice Bran Bed Launches in the US

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

GIFU, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — – The rice bran bed is fermented by lactic acid bacteria and aged in the fridge. It comes in a bag which can be stored in a fridge as it is making it compact and an easy way to enjoy pickles all year around.

Satomura Daizo, the CEO of the company announced that the Aged Rice Bran Bed presents a convenient way of incorporating nutrients into your diet given its high

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What is the most searched Super Bowl food by state in 2021?

This year’s map does not disappoint. For every state that’s searching for things that should be at a Super Bowl party (Colorado and Massachusetts with their chili, any of the states that are searching for a dip), there are even more states searching for things that shouldn’t be anywhere near a Super Bowl party. We will now shame those states.

Nebraska: Labneh

Cornhusker State cuisine tends to skew solidly Midwestern: Think casseroles, seven-layer dips and the like. But send a Nebraskan to a Super Bowl party and things apparently take a more Middle Eastern turn with this strained yogurt dip.

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