The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Black Americans die at higher rates than white Americans at nearly every age.

In 2019, the most recent year with available mortality data, there were about 62,000 such earlier deaths — or one out of every five African American deaths.

The age group most affected by the inequality was infants. Black babies were more than twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday.

The overall mortality disparity has existed for centuries. Racism drives some of the key social determinants of health, like lower levels of income and generational wealth; less access to healthy food

Read more

Dutch Biotope showases healthy food production during Expo 2020 Dubai

The moment is almost there, on October 1st the Expo 2020 Dubai will be opened and the Dutch Biotope in the most spectacular way revealed. In six months, the Dubai Expo 2020 will be all about Connecting Minds, Creating the future. In specific, the heart of the Netherlands Pavilion symbolizes uniting water, energy, and food.

With nature and technology in their DNA, Hoogendoorn Growth Management announces to be a proud sponsor of the Netherlands Pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai. They believe that the Expo 2020 Dubai redefines the world of healthy food production, during an unique exhibition in which

Read more

Henry Ford Health System Food Navigators build better nutrition in Wayne and Macomb counties

This article is part of Stories of Change, a series of inspirational articles of the people who deliver evidence-based programs and strategies that empower communities to eat healthy and move more. It is made possible with funding from Michigan Fitness Foundation.

Like their counterparts across the state, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) Farmers Market Food Navigators help shoppers get the most out of their food dollars when purchasing fresh, healthy foods for their families at their local farmers markets.

Food Navigators give personalized tours, introduce shoppers to the farmers that grow their food, and provide information on food assistance

Read more

Healthy foods right in front of us all this time

By Kev Kurdoghlian

Signal Staff Writer

Eat healthy. It’s easier said than done.

A search for healthy food options online may lead to phrases like “superfoods,” “powerfoods” or something similarly catchy.

Despite the label “superfood,” not all “superfoods” are super for you, said Natalie Dalessio-Gruneberg, a clinical registered dietitian at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

“’Superfoods’ is actually a marketing term. There is no science on the word ‘superfoods,’” said Dalessio-Gruneberg, who teaches nursing students about diet at College of the Canyons. “That being said, there are foods that are really good for you because of their components.”

Food like coconut

Read more