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As part of our Southeastern MA Food Security Network – New Bedford City Fruit initiative, we have been posting regular tips from the City of New Bedford’s Arborist Chancery Perks.

BioBlog: Hold It to Heal It: Healing Trauma with Biological Medicine

Trauma and chronic diseases are significant health concerns that can profoundly impact an individual’s life.

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May 2024 MI Newsletter

Plenty to share for our May Newsletter! With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re happy to announce we are bringing world renowned author and researcher Bessel van der Kolk to Marion for a talk. His book, The Body Keeps the Score, translated into 43 languages, is the foremost text on PTSD in the psychiatric community. We highlight a number of other events geared toward preserving mental and physical health as well as big updates for our newest program, Frogfoot Farm – Neighbors Feeding Neighbors. Dig in!

Sippican Elementary School students exchange scissors for seeds

Third-grade students at Sippican Elementary School put their pencils down and took a break from the classroom on Thursday, May 9, spending some time outside sharpening their gardening skills.

Wareham Elementary School to plant spring crops

As the weather turns warmer, students at Wareham Elementary School are beginning to plant spring crops as part of a food education program. The elementary school’s STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – program is teaching children to farm as part of a partnership with the Marion Institute, a non-profit organization that supports health through nutrition.

New farm-to-food relief program to benefit Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties

Marion Institute Executive Director Liz Wiley said the goals for the first one or two years of the Wareham-based farm will be to build up the site, ultimately leading to the planting of traditional plants and vegetables to produce nutritious food for those in need.

BioBlog: Building a Healthy Child

Did you know that food allergies in children have increased by 50 percent over the last decade? It’s true. According to Food Allergy Research and Education, 1 in 13 children has a food allergy, which can lead to chronic diseases later in life.

March 2024 MI Newsletter

Lots of news to share in our March Newsletter! Our Connector Series event, A Conversation with Tracy Kidder and Dr. Jim O’Connell, that was originally scheduled for last November is now slated for May 2nd! – a must attend event. We also have big news to share on the progress happening at our newest program, Frogfoot Farm, with soil berms being completed and full fencing being installed around the perimeter. It won’t be long now! In addition we’ve announced the Grow Education program is now looking to hire 5(!) new FoodCorps members to keep up with its expansion. Enjoy!

BioBlog: Did You Know Blood and Cells Gossip?

Throughout the history of medicine, blood has been extracted, examined, and tested as a barometer of health. The main difference between a medical blood test and Live Blood Analysis lies in the process and purpose of the test.

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