| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:26 AM
To be strong, healthy and safe, Baltimore needs leaders who maintain their priorities in challenging circumstances. Last year, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake increased funding for coordinated Out-of-School-Time (OST) programming, which uses public schools...
| 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 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
As a physician at the April 11 public hearing on proposed changes in the HCPSS Wellness Policy, I left with an appreciation for the articulate students who expressed concern about the nutrition value of some foods offered in school during and after...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:35 AM
During April, the Harford County Health Department highlights the importance of healthy habits before pregnancy with a Show Your Love campaign.
Show Your Love is a new, national campaign developed by the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Food banks across the country are adopting policies to make sure the people they serve get nutritious meals, according to Yale research.
The groups that help feed the hungry are concerned about the rise in obesity and other illnesses even in those people...
| Mar 1, 2013
The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant will sponsor three heart healthy sessions for seniors. The first, Healthy Eating, will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 6 at Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. Nutritionist Erin...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
I laughed at a news report quoting an official who lamented that Lexington Market lacked a French bakery. The Lexington Market I know is a place that has a thriving bakery, but it sells red velvet cake by the slice and at a price to fit its customers'...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
By now all of the Twinkies, Ho Hos and other Hostess baked goods have been stripped from grocery store shelves — and countless tributes paid via Tweets, blogs and Facebook posts.
After more than 80 years in business, Hostess declared it was...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:47 PM
When students in the Howard County after-school program Can-Teen say "please" and "thank you," they scarcely sound as if they were once nagged or scolded into doing so. Instead, their expressions of gratitude appear to be just that, and they understand...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs.
Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Heather Gildea is the first to admit she has no experience in public speaking.
As the ambassador for the Towson Walk MS, the Cockeysville resident is ready, however, to share her story about her life since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Americans have good levels of many important vitamins in their bodies, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There still are some stark disparities, such as a 31 percent vitamin D deficiency in African...