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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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Young People with Bright Visions for the Community

Last weekend the Global Shapers Baltimore Hub, which includes the Insitute's Alica Diehl, held a meeting at the Institute.

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Sharing Our Mission Thrive Model Nationally

In a workshop led by the Institute's Brandin Bowden, educators and community leaders from across the country learned how we're preparing urban teens to lead healthy lives.

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Support 'When I Needed It Most'

Institute Fellow Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD describes what being a member of the Scholars and Fellows program has meant for her career as scientist: "This community has been a source of faith in a sometimes dark or scary world, that there is a group of scien…

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Students Dish on Mission Thrive Summer

VIDEO: The pilot of Mission Thrive Summer, our program for Baltimore City ninth and tenth graders with Real Food Farm, wrapped up a few weeks ago. See what students had to say about their experience planting, harvesting cooking, practicing yoga, and learn…

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Joey's Mom on Mission Thrive Summer

One of the joys of Mission Thrive Summer has been hearing from participants' families about growth they've seen in their youngster. Here's what Joey's mother had to say: “Before, he would only eat tomatoes if they were on a sandwich. He never ate fruit. N…

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Reformation of a 'Junk Food King'

Walking the halls of his Baltimore high school with a backpack full of goodies, Damonte was known as the “junk food king.” But eventually his habits caught up with him. His doctor told him he had high blood pressure.

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