Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The need is great. But people are responding!

Changing Demographics of SNAP (Food Stamps) recipients

Who, What & More
Source: The New York Times, Feb 11, 2010
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Magnesium Magic

A Mighty Mineral Essential to Health
Calcium has received an enormous amount of attention. If asked what role calcium plays in health, nearly every woman would answer that calcium is necessary for strong bones. But what about magnesium?

Magnesium and calcium work together, but magnesium may actually play a more important role. It controls the entry of calcium into each and every cell--a physiological event that occurs every time a nerve cell fires! When it comes to building healthy bones, magnesium is as important as calcium and vitamin D are!
Source: The Huffington Post, Christiane Northrup, MD, Mar 30, 2010
Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christiane-northrup/magnesium-calcium_b_509115.html?igoogle=1

VOTE for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

BE MORE AWARD online poll is ”open” through April 12th.
Remember that you can vote once a day, and if you have a home computer you can access www.azpbs.org/bemore from your home computer and vote from there as well.
Vote here: http://www.azpbs.org/bemore


THE IDEA: Only through information and knowledge can we even begin to eliminate poverty, food insecurity, and hunger in America.
THE PROCESS: Hunger 101AZ is designed to open people’s eyes and start conversations by sharing presentations, resources and ideas related to hunger and fo...od insecurity with thousands of children, teens, and adults of all ages in the communities that St. Mary’s serves.
THE ACTION: Hunger 101AZ encourages and empowers people to join the Food Bank seeking to eliminate food insecurity, hunger, and poverty in Arizona.
For more information about Hunger 101AZ or to discuss arranging presentations with your team, department, agency partners, or community groups; contact Chet Provorse, Education Programs Manager, Hunger 101AZ at 602-343-3169 or by email cdprovorse@firstfoodbank.org
Now, please spread the word that Hunger 101AZ is ready to help others be part of the solution to hunger in Arizona
Hunger 101AZ web site: http://www.hunger101az.org/