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Many Americans have heard of the National School Lunch Program. It is one of the most successful ways we fight childhood hunger, both here in Arizona and across the U.S. Through the program, 461,802 Arizona children received free- or reduced-price lunch during the 2013-14 school year; across the country, 19.5 million students received healthy meals.
I have a very low tolerance for temperatures above 85 degrees, so living in Arizona in summertime is a challenge. I have friends who love heat, the hotter the better, and it’s hard to understand that I’m not just complaining. Some days I really do feel like I am struggling to survive.
NEW YORK — Jo Frost of "Supernanny" fame is out with her seventh book, and she's taking aim at toddlers. More specifically, she focuses on the thing so many parents dread: toddlers and tantrums.
As we head to the summer months, food banks around Arizona are bracing for the most difficult time of the year.
For the past month, students at Ahwatukee Preschool have been collecting funds to be donated to the God’s Global Barnyard organization that aids rural families with purchasing livestock.
AP- STEPHEN DALTON
“With your courage and with your compassion and your desire, we will build a Great Society. It’s a Society where no child will go unfed, and no youngster will go unschooled.”
When most of us think of the word, “Diet,” we cringe. It congers up thoughts of hunger and deprivation, and it suggests that we need to make some often unpleasant changes. Yet, millions of people go on diets every day. The diet industry is a multibillion-dollar one, and it continues to grow. What is it that keeps us so tied to diets? There are many benefits to dieting, some of which are obvious. But there are a few “hidden” benefits of dieting that might explain why we love diets … and why we keep going on them.
To paraphrase Sarah Lee, nobody doesn’t like peanut butter. Unless you are a poor unfortunate soul who is allergic to peanuts. For now, let’s go with the joy of eating peanuts and especially the awesome joy of peanut butter.
An innovative idea to solve a problem in Ahwatukee Foothills has ended up serving a greater purpose at a medical clinic and school in a remote village in Haiti.
If you have a kid of a certain age — especially a girl, preteen or thereabouts — then you know the young-adult entertainment message of choice these days:
HERE: MPHS Grad Night fundraiser event Feb. 11
Desert Vista High School ceramic students burned the midnight oil to make as many clay bowls as they could to go towards supporting this year’s Tempe Empty Bowls event.
After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last June, I was forced to cut back on reviewing movies every week. In between chemo treatments and sleeping for days on end, I’ve made an effort to see as many new releases as possible. Now at the start of a promising new year, I am happy to announce that I am virtually cancer free. Even better, I have a lot of truly great films from yesteryear to talk about.
New York • Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.
Two of our nation’s most vital means for providing food security in the fight against hunger are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and food banks. SNAP serves 47 million people and food banks provide food to 37 million Americans.
Lisa J. Pino, president and CEO of United Food Bank of Arizona, was honored with the Arizona State University’s Los Diablos 2013 Horquilla Award during their Fall Hispanic Convocation on Dec. 18.
Time was you could count on the top name for boys born in Arizona being something Biblical or at least literary. Names like Michael and Jacob and even Jose, the Spanish equivalent of Joseph.
Tonic Photo Studios, a local photography studio specializing in food, product, architecture and conceptual photography, announced a partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
The holiday season is here, which can result in additional stress and anxiety for many due to time crunches, obligations and demanding schedules. Stress and anxiety interfere with immune function so stress in check is important especially since this time of year also tends to also be cold and flu season. Three immune suppressors that we have direct control over include dehydration, stress and sugar intake.
Making a list and checking it twice, as you manage home, family, friends and business during the holiday season? Do you feel sometimes like you are not giving enough? Do you feel you need more time, energy or money? You are not alone! Think about what you can do that serves family, friends and business.
Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School of Ahwatukee recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Phoenix area. The preschoolers donated more than 59,544 food items to St. Vincent de Paul last month.
Local and family-owned Barro’s Pizza will be hosting its second Holiday Hunger Fight, which is aimed to assist fighting hunger in Arizona and benefits the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Even my own mother scoffed at the idea of her obviously European-looking daughter confessing she celebrated Día De Los Muertos.
HERE: Teen program at Ironwood Nov. 9