Holidays and Special Diets

Holidays and Special Diets

By Madeleine Kates As we gather for holiday meals, those with special diets know how challenging it can be to navigate the dinner table. Whether it is food allergies, or a medically-specific diet, both the guest and host want everyone to feel comfortable and happy spending time

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A Guide to Cooking with Kids

A Guide to Cooking with Kids

Children may start their culinary careers crafting mud pies in their backyards, but that creativity and imagination soon may translate into foods they can actually eat. Many kids love cooking because it can be fun and messy, which are two qualities that children find hard to resist.

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How to Support Local Agriculture this Fall

How to Support Local Agriculture this Fall

The global pandemic that has upended daily life has exacted a toll on many industries. Businesses have been asked to close or temporarily scale back operations, while organizers of recreational gatherings have been tasked with reevaluating the practicality and safety of annual events. Throughout the United States

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Best Foods to Keep Immunity Strong

Best Foods to Keep Immunity Strong

By Jessica Robinson The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is testing the endurance of the world to the core. The highly contagious virus is affecting millions of people worldwide and has made public health vulnerable. In such a virulent scenario, our health and safety is both a personal and

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Inclusive Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams!

Inclusive Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams!

On Sunday April 11, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm EST Accessible Festivals will present Inclusion Dining & Jams, a “dinner and a show” experience for all ages and abilities featuring Ryan Montbleau. The event will be livestreamed by donation from Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA. Limited in-person tickets are available here. The cafe

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How to garden from a wheelchair

How to garden from a wheelchair

Gardening is a wonderful activity that people from all walks of life enjoy. A garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and/or beautiful blooms can instill a sense of pride in gardeners and turn their backyards into colorful, peaceful respites. Anyone with the will to do so

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How to Eat an Elephant

How to Eat an Elephant

By Hopper When people talk about autistics and the foods we eat, the go-to explanation for pickiness is sensory issues. This is a valid point but is only one element of what impacts the dietary preferences of autistic people. Yes, flavors are different for us. They can

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Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

By Bojana Petkovic Parents’ biggest concern is the health and wellbeing of their children. Proper nutrition significantly influences overall health, so many parents try to install good habits on their young ones. Conventional food is often attractively wrapped and abundantly available. As tastes are concerned, it’s certainly

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Nursing Professor Offers Tips to Help Children with Autism Eat Well

Nursing Professor Offers Tips to Help Children with Autism Eat Well

School nurses are critical to the health care of children with autism since they work with a population susceptible to malnutrition, says a Ball State University nursing professor. “These children are often picky eaters,” said Connie McIntosh, An associate Professor in the College of Health. “Parents and schools

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