Manna Food Project (Manna) held its sixth regional Crock-Pot cooking class at the Moms & Tots Center in Ellsworth on Thursday, Dec. 14. Twenty-five food pantry clients living in the area learned about planning healthy meals, the importance of eating more fresh vegetables, and supporting local growers.
Staff are often left out of discussions about improving the quality of food served in hospitals and nursing homes. Autumnwood of McBain in Missaukee County is using a Building Healthy Communities grant to improve the health of both staff and residents.
This is Pellston Public Schools’ first year as a FoodCorps service site. New food service director Sherry Sedore, staff and students will benefit from the presence of this AmeriCorps program dedicated to “creating a future in which every school is a healthy school, and every child is well-nourished and ready to learn.”
Otsego Memorial Hospital is one of more than 1,300 hospitals nationwide that have joined the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and are striving to provide their patients with balanced, nutritious and sustainable meals.
A Building Healthy Communities grant has helped the Friendship Centers of Emmet County implement a thriving Farm to Senior project which strives to bring delicious, nutritional and environmentally friendly food to more people around the county.