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Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

AUDIO. Dr. Chris D'Adamo gave a presentation on "Nutrition and Diet Supplementation for Cold and Flu Season" at the In Good Health Holiday Market & Wellness Expo. Listen to the audio here.

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New Training Brings Healthy Cooking Program to More Baltimoreans

Five Times a Feast, our community-based cooking program, grew by leaps and bounds in 2017 with the addition of eight host sites and a new training for aspiring Cooking Coaches. Find out what it's all about.

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Gluten Disorders Expert Packs the House at Holiday Market & Wellness Expo

AUDIO. In his keynote address, Dr. Alessio Fasano shared research that sheds new light on the way we should think about the origins of inflammation and disease. His message: Health is not dictated by genetics. We have more influence than most of us may re…

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Five Times a Feast Brings Generations Together

Replacing long-held habits with new, healthier ones can be challenging. Find out how Five Times a Feast helps families make sustainable changes while breaking down barriers to healthy home-cooked meals. Don't miss our delicious recipe for lemon garlic shr…

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Cooking Battle Culminates Summer Program

Mission Thrive Summer students demonstrated their culinary and kitchen skills by preparing healthy recipes and presenting to a panel of judges. The students had the chance to put the knowledge they've acquired the past five weeks to the test and competed …

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Heating Up the Kitchen

Mission Thrive Summer students put their kitchen skills to the test by making fried green tomato sandwiches using homemade salad dressings and mayonnaise. Students practiced with new implements and even demonstrated their knife skills with the bear claw m…

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Students Dig into Healthy Living

Thirty Baltimore City high school students began Mission Thrive Summer, our program designed to the empower youth with tools for building healthy lives. Find out what they're learning about urban farming and cooking.

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Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leaders 2016

Now in its fourth year, our Mission Thrive Summer program returns to Real Food Farm. Students will enjoy a summer of farming, cooking, leadership, physical activity, mindfulness, and life skills development while receiving guidance from our awesome crew l…

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Five Times a Feast Expands to West Baltimore

The Institute's Five Times a Feast program is back for another year of empowering community members to prepare healthy and budget-friendly meals. The eight-week series has expanded to West Baltimore, holding classes at Gilmor Elementary School in Sandtown…

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From Stressful to Soulful

Certified culinary nutrition expert Rachel Druckenmiller, MS, shares a few of her soulful eating techniques for creating a positive, guilt-free, and joyful relationship with food. Read more to learn a few of her tips. Photo credit: Laura Toraldo Photo…

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Immune System Boosters: Tips From the Experts

A panel of health and wellness experts shared various factors that affect our immune system during our Immune Health Boosters and Busters event. Learn a few of their immune boosting tips

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Getting More Out of Garlic

For hundreds of years, people have been turning to garlic for its medicinal powers, and modern scientific studies have validated its health benefits. Learn how this flavorful herb can optimize both your food and your immune health.

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One Woman's Journey to a Healthier Path

VIDEO: Ms. Carol opens up about her battle with cooking and healthy eating. She explains how Five Times a Feast empowered her to take control of her health.

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Nurturing a Young Health Advocate

Mikal was shy high school freshman when the Institute's Alicia Diehl met him in 2013, His curiosity about healthy living coupled with his experiences our Mission Thrive programs have helped him become a leader in his community.

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Family Bonding and Healthy Living

The Institute helped Guildford Elementary/Middle School make its Healthy Cooking Family Night a big success. Families learned safe and effective knife skills, tips for building a nutritionally balanced plate, the dangers of high-sugar beverages, and how t…

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Boosting Demand for Fresh Produce

The Fresh Beets series made all-you-can-carry produce available to residents of Upton and surrounding neighborhoods for only $3. Check out the delicious kale recipe we demonstrated.

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Dr. Ellen Hughes' 10 Tips for Healthy Living

Scholar Emerita Ellen Hughes, MD, studied how each of us can attain our highest level of well-being at every stage of life. Find out what she learned in her top tips for healthy living and active aging.

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Do Gluten-Free Products Deserve their Health Halo?

You may have noticed a new bit of infrastructure at your grocery store: an aisle dedicated to gluten-free foods. The popularity of these products is driven in part by the notion they'll improve one's health or aid weight-loss.

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A Snack Your (Inner) Child will Love

Sneak Preview: This easy, delicious recipe for chocolate-dipped Sunbutter Buckeyes will be featured at our upcoming workshop: Yummy Snacks for Healthy Happy Kids.

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Optimizing Your Nutrition: Part Three

Dietitian Erin Peisach explains why it can be hard to diagnose food sensitivities and discusses other adverse reactions to food. Being a dietitian, she says, is "not just about, ‘Am I eating enough carbs?’ or ‘I’m trying to lose weight; should I eat more …

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