February 15, 2022
Since the start of my journey with FoodCorps, one of my biggest goals has been to make an inclusive lesson plan highlighting the importance of Black History Month. There is so much history of black activism, leadership, and innovation in New Bedford; curating an activity that makes students feel heard and seen is important to me.
January 25, 2022
We are looking forward to all of the great achievements we are planning for the new year in 2022 with the invaluable help of our dedicated and loyal partners and supporters. We can't do it without you! We hope you enjoy these latest program updates from the Marion Institute.
January 20, 2022
This January, several lessons were taught to students including Grow Education’s “Mindful Bites” that walks students through a mindful eating experience. Also taught were FoodCorps lesson plans such as “Eat the Rainbow” and “Go, Grow, Glow” which emphasize the importance of eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for improved health!
January 14, 2022
Marion Institute’s Grow Education Program has been selected as a beneficiary of the Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program for the month of February.
January 13, 2022
Cognitive decline is a real concern as we age. But is it inevitable? Learn more about our evolving understanding of cognition and aging from Leni Felton, Certified Nutritionist and owner of The Way of Health in this month's BioBlog entry.
December 21, 2021
Maintaining TH1/TH2 balance in the immune system is essential in the fight against chronic infections. Learn about this importance of immune system balance and successfully remediating infections from Dr. Todd Farney of the Biologix Center for Optimum Health.
December 20, 2021
At the Marion Institute, we take a systems-theory approach to achievement using grassroots action to make our local communities better, healthier, and more equitable places to live. In this December's newsletter, we outline some of the many accomplishments that each of our dedicated programs have been able to achieve during another challenging year.
November 23, 2021
In this November's newsletter, we debut our #GivingTuesday campaign with benefit going toward the Mary Shands Scholarship Fund. The fund is used to help those seeking financial help in pursuing biological medicine therapies. It's Native American Heritage Month and Grow Education explores Wampanoag history thru lessons and talks and the Southcoast Food Policy Council weighs in on Land Acknowledgements in the Food System.
November 19, 2021
This month, Grow Education focused on celebrating and acknowledging the cultural practices of the Indigenous Peoples from the Wampanoag Tribes.