Archive for the Health and Nutrition Category

The Big Picture: PLP and Preventative Health Care

The Big Picture: PLP and Preventative Health Care

With our health care system still adjusting to health care reform; causing an influx of recently insured patients into understaffed, oversaturated community health clinics — there is still a tremendous gap in the ideal time of access to health care services for patients and the ideal amount of time […]

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Our Children are Dying

Our Children are Dying

As of 2010, 1 in 3 children and young adults are overweight according to the National Institute of Health.   I’ve been sitting here at my computer for 30 minutes with this one fact in front of me, and I am absolutely shocked. 1 in 3 children […]

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SNAP Challenge recipe #1: Pork Loin Chops with Apples and Carrot Medley

SNAP Challenge recipe #1: Pork Loin Chops with Apples and Carrot Medley

A little over a year ago, Jeff and Linell attempted to live on less than $37 worth of food for a whole week through the SNAP challenge (watch their SNAP challenge video here). Their challenge was to create healthy, beautiful meals for less than $1.50 per meal; […]

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PLP and the “Back to School” Family Health Fair

PLP and the “Back to School” Family Health Fair

Peace Love Plates will be participating in the “Back to School” Family Health Fair on Saturday, September 20th from 10am-4pm in the heart of Los Angeles! We’ll have a booth to give away educational materials on health and nutrition, our Peace Love Plates shopping list, recipes for the […]

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The Cost of Nutrition

The Cost of Nutrition

Recently, we had the opportunity to pilot/teach a class using part of Peace Love Plates’ curriculum at a Food Pantry that served a low-income, immigrant community in LA, near the outskirts of Korea-town.  We called the class “The Cost of Nutrition” to emphasize the importance of eating healthy and […]

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An Interview with Linell

An Interview with Linell

Hi Linell. Hey, there! So, let’s just jump right on in. This past week you did the SNAP challenge. If you could sum up your experience, what are two things that really stand out to you? Honestly, I thought that this last week would be much more […]

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The Obesity Epidemic

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SNAP Challenge Recap

SNAP Challenge Recap

Saturday was the end of my SNAP challenge and I need to confess something… Spending only $36 on groceries for the week was easy for me. I was able to buy more food than I needed and I was able to create some really tasty meals that […]

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Childhood Obesity Causes Surge in Risk of Adulthood Blood Pressure Issues

Childhood Obesity Causes Surge in Risk of Adulthood Blood Pressure Issues

Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing hypertension in adulthood, according to a study.

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Junk Food is More Expensive Than Healthy Food

Junk Food is More Expensive Than Healthy Food

Most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt, per an Agriculture Department study

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