| May 8, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hosted a set of powerful peers for a healthy cooking competition at the Hunt Valley Wegmans Wednesday, but home field advantage wasn't enough to top his counterpart from Baltimore City.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:04 AM
In its first 15 months, the United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 3.4 million pounds of groceries to low-income individuals and families, the organization said.
But because spring and summer are slow...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park learned how to make healthy quesadillas, baked tortilla chips and fruit smoothies during a healthy cooking demonstration April 13.
The demonstration was organized by No Kid Hungry UMD, an initiative...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 2.8 million pounds of groceries — enough to fill 56 tractor trailers — to low-income individuals and families, the organization announced Tuesday....
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:12 PM
It's National VegWeek.
Organized by the Washington-based nonprofit advocacy group Compassion Over Killing, and now in its fifth year, National VegWeek encourages participants to explore vegetarian dining for one week.
A few Baltimore restaurants are...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Like many people I know, I am planning on voting against Question 6 this November, the amendment to Maryland law that would fundamentally change the definition of marriage in our state. I am planning on doing so because I believe marriage is a special...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years.
Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
With so many things to think about, expectant mothers sometimes neglect their teeth, but this can have implications for their unborn babies. In response, the advocacy group Maryland Dental Action Coalition is educating women about proper oral hygiene...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:29 PM
When Lynn Patterson resolved to lose weight early this year, she took a hormone normally associated with pregnancy, not dieting.
The 53-year-old Catonsville nurse went on the hCG diet, named for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:49 PM
After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl.
She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Whether you're counting calories, tallying points, cutting carbohydrates or sweating it out at the gym, dieting is a tough road to navigate. What's even worse is when you sabatoge your own efforts by making some classic diet-busting mistakes you might not...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:21 AM
When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school.
Deep-fat french fries and oily tater tots got the heave-ho from most cafeterias, as schools in Maryland and across the country tried to improve child nutrition.