The phrase ‘social enterprise’ seems to be trending lately, but what does it really mean? There are all kinds of official definitions, but I know what it means to a small group of women who are working in Winooski to change the lives of women and children in our community. Our program, simply named “FRESH […]

Turn the “beet” around! Why? Well, beets are a great source of folate and betaine, two nutrients that work together to lower your blood levels of homocysteine. That’s an inflammatory compound that can damage arteries and increase risk of heart disease. The natural pigments in beets, which are called betacyanins, have been proven to be potent cancer fighters.       […]

I have worked in research on the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease for nearly 20 years. During much of this time, I have volunteered for the American Heart Association (AHA), primarily in roles related to promoting the advancement of science nationally. Since 2013, I have been fortunate to serve on their national board of […]

Volunteering is a great way to improve your community well-being. Community well-being is focused on activities that promote supportive relationships and having pride in our community. Volunteering helps you give back your community and increases your sense of community where you live, work or play. If you are new to volunteering, you may want to […]

Stretching back far into our archeological records we find objects of exquisite beauty. Is the work of making something especially beautiful necessary, essential and required? We need food, water and shelter to survive. To thrive, we need much more. Art-making is a human behavior found across time and cultures because it offers us many advantages. The […]

Food always tastes better when made with love, so what better way to spend quality time with your significant other than in the kitchen! Not only will cooking as a couple be an enjoyable bonding experience, there is a also delicious meal to be savored! Mealtime is a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company. […]

Register for our “Culinary Kids” cooking class by clicking here. The class is free and open to the public. Recommended age for children is 8-12 years old.  Parents, have these thoughts ever run through your mind? I wish my child (or children) had better eating habits. I wonder how my child’s (or children’s) eating habits will, or […]