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What’s recyclable? What’s NOT recyclable?

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If you live in a community that recycles and you’re reading OurFoodNews, you’re probably recycling already. But figuring out what’s recyclable and what’s not may be more complicated than you thought. OurFoodNews took a quick tour around the web to find some great tips on what belongs in the recycle bin and what doesn’t. Read […]

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Second Careers for Seniors Make Sense

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Author Betty Hechtman doesn’t think seniors are “too old” to follow their passions in a new job. In fact, a second career could be just what many over-65 folks are looking for. Hechtman notes that many folks in their sixties and beyond are looking to blend the notion of a second career with lifelong passion. […]

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Great Lifestyle Ideas for Over-65 Seniors

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OurFoodNews has a Pinterest Board dedicated to Seniors. We call it Great Ideas for the 65-Plus Crowd and our content focuses on food and lifestyle choices, including simple, inexpensive, from-your-cupboard recipes. 1. Inexpensive gift ideas to entertain the grandkids. 2. Affordable ways to make the home more efficient. 3. 16 simple and affordable healing foods […]

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Who Lives in the Food Desert?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says a “food desert” is typically found in an urban neighborhood or rural town with poor access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. A food desert has food, but it’s not nutritious food and it costs a lot. Mari Gallagher helps us picture a food desert in her eloquent […]

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Is Pizza Nutritious?

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Americans are crazy about pizza. When we checked yesterday, pizza was the number-one food word trending on Google (followed by cake in the number two slot, then chicken, salad, and coffee). Pizza Hut was the top trend in quick-service-restaurant searches, too, with Domino’s and Papa John’s in the third and fourth slots). BUT, Is Pizza […]

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Healthy, Easy, Natural Food Choices for Senior Foodies

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How Do Older People Feel About Cooking? The following comment to the Simple Revisions blog comes from Tamela, who expressed what so many seniors feel: “Real food and cooking from scratch has more benefits than anyone realizes but when you are stuck in a rut, trapped in a bad habit, you need community to come […]

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Senior or Not: Getting Older Is A FOOD Issue, Too!

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Maybe you don’t like the term “senior citizen.” After all, our world too often disregards — even casts off — people over — what? — forty? Routinely, current culture discounts the value and wisdom of life lived, noticing only the physically observable “signs” of aging — wrinkles and skin changes, physical “deceleration,” changing health realities, […]

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Food Waste: Displaying the Excess

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Check out this graphic-rich video from Visual.ly that depicts the waste of food on Plant Earth. Food Waste: A Story of Excess infographic by visually.

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New York City Community Gardens Inspire Us!

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The community gardens movement that Liz Christy started in New York City in 1973 has inspired community garden projects in 22 other cities. The movement reversed a vicious cycle of urban decay, crime-ridden empty lots, neglect, and population flight, while producing food, flowers, and wildlife habitat. At their height in the 1980s, these gardens nourished […]

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Beyond “Do No Harm,” Go Eco Positive!

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As TrendWatching reports in a recent look back at its 2011 predictions: “The only real sustainable future will be rooted in products that are not just eco-friendly or even eco-superior, but products or services that are truly ECO POSITIVE: i.e. whose consumption or existence actually benefits the environment and leaves a lasting positive impact. Check […]

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