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Registration for UK’s CSA Project opens Jan. 24; CSA vouchers offered to eligible UK employees

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Registration for the 2020 season of the University of Kentucky’s Community Supported Agriculture Project opens Jan. 24. All UK faculty, staff and students are eligible to enroll in the program, which provides members with fresh produce from May 21 through Oct. 15 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic farming unit of the UK Horticulture...

Chefs gather to rally for Appalachia – Family Style Dinner to Benefit Appalachian Food Summit

A number of guest chefs will join Lockbox executive chef Jonathan Searle for a four-course dinner and a cocktail hour Thursday, August 10 benefitting the Appalachian Food Summit. Each course of the family style dinner will be designed and prepared by a different regional chef, including Searle, Chef Annie Pettry of Decca (Louisville), Chef Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn and Honeywood (Midway and Lexington),...

Study shows correlation between fast food and lower tests scores in teenage students

(Photo provided)   Eating fast food may cause lower test scores in school, says a recent study of U.S. school children.   The study, published online in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, found that “The more frequently children reported eating fast food in fifth grade, the lower their growth in reading, math and science test scores by the time they reached eighth grade,” said an...

Weighty Matters: The more we learn about nutrition, the more I realize I don’t know

I broke the rules again by giving Aria her first taste of hummus at a Greek Orthodox Church’s Middle Eastern fair this summer. She wanted more, by the way. (Photo by L. Cissell)   By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   The more I focus on my weight the more I realize I was a bad parent.   Even now it’s taking me a long time to care as much about what goes into my daughter’s...

Mark Rucker on Getting Fit: Resolutions not needed; just commit to making small changes

Each year it seems that we all go through the same routine. As we approach the end of the year, we reflect back on all of things that happened throughout the year and we resolve to move bravely into the new year, armed with a desire to change the things that we didn’t like about the last year. New Year’s resolutions are a tradition for many, something that I myself used to do year after year. Well,...