| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The creation of a food hub in Howard County that will connect local growers with distributors was among a trio of farm-to-table initiatives announced by County Executive Ken Ulman Monday.
Also included in the initiatives is the development of a 24-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Laurel Elementary students put on their dancing shoes and took the floor last week as part of a Fuel Up to Play 60 dance assembly.
Fifth-graders danced the Wobble; fourth-graders took on the Cupid Shuffle; third-graders boogied to the Cha-Cha Slide;...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Washington gridlock has stopped Congress from passing a much needed farm bill. Here in Baltimore, my administration has put politics aside to implement an aggressive urban agricultural plan to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens and support...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month.
So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. The latest post is from Debra Schulze.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:25 AM
The North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center has expanded once again. The center offers services for the community and is now offering Door to Healthcare. This will assist people who do not have health care find the best program for them.
The center is...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:09 PM
The Department of Health's website offers information on the holiday blues and healthy ways to cope with them. Visit aahealth.org and click on "holiday blues" under hot topics. Information: 410-222-6785.
Holiday food safety
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I decided to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge last week to confront Congress' recent benefit reduction, as highlighted in The Sun's recent editorial ("Hunger gets a boost," Oct. 29). As a social worker in D.C., I am acutely aware that food stamps...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The Columbia Flier noted, recently, that the multimillion dollar Horizon Foundation, whose purpose is to address local Howard County health issues, spent $40,000 on ads to convince Coca Cola to amend its advertising of sugary drinks.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:18 AM
BWI-Marshall Airport ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to U.S. airports that offer travelers the healthiest food options, according to a recent report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
The airport improved its standing...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:34 AM
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group setting....