Sandridge Food Corporation Receives Platinum Healthy Worksite Award

“I am so lucky to work for a company that genuinely cares so much about their employees’ wellbeing,” said Claudio Gandaio, Sandridge’s Wellbeing Coordinator.  “The team and I have the full support of our executive team and because of this we have been able to provide a robust wellbeing program that helps our employees in many different areas of their health and lives.”

Sandridge’s best-in-class wellness program delivers a variety of initiatives that positively impact their employee’s emotional and physical health.

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Healthy Lakewood Foundation donates funds to help residents with food assistance, internet connectivity, school-day care and legal needs

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The Healthy Lakewood Foundation is designed to donate funds annually to programs and entities making a difference in the community.



a building that has a sign on the side of the street: Healthy Lakewood Foundation recently donated $35,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center for food assistance.


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Healthy Lakewood Foundation recently donated $35,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center for food assistance.

However, due to the pandemic, the nonprofit community foundation has increased its contributions to roughly a quarterly fashion. The latest round includes four approved grants related to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Because this is a temporary crisis response strategy, we’re trying to be as responsive as possible,” Healthy Lakewood Foundation Board President Jeanine Gergel said. “All of our board members

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Healthy soul food? You bet, says Meik Meals creator

Like many successful entrepreneurs, Femeika Elliott started her business — Meik Meals — because of a product she herself needed. 

Meik Meals providing a healthy alternative

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Elliott, who is a probation officer in the County Mayor’s office, says that when she was in college at MTSU, she was always the one throwing the party. “I’d be the one grilling the barbecue, feeding everyone on Sundays after church. Food has always been a big part of my life. I love to eat. In fact, it’s my favorite thing!” 



a man holding a sign: Femeika Elliott of Meik Meals poses for a photo outside Real Good Kitchen on Magnolia Avenue, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.


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Heartsmart’s Condiments: Healthy food can be tasty food

The steady growth of the agro processing sub-sector from a modest and little-regarded pursuit used mostly to subsidize the incomes of poor families to what, in some instances, are, these days, significant investments in the manufacture of condiments from locally grown fruit and vegetables, is, arguably, one of the recent noteworthy successes in the agro-processing sector.

 Time was when agro processed produce was vended mostly in hastily wrapped paper and plastic packages and from in bottles that often raised questions about the sanitation bona fides of the products themselves.  How things have changed! These days, the manufacture of these fruit

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