Flint’s food landscape shows signs of new life

Flint’s food landscape shows signs of new life

To make sure his congregation and community enjoy healthy food options one pastor  took it upon himself to find resources to feed more Flint residents. Pastor Patrick Wayne Sanders of New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church at 1035 East Carpenter Road, developed the nonprofit Fresh Start CDC about five years ago, around the same time […]

Happy Trails: Michigan families can enter a whole new world without ever leaving their home state

Happy Trails:  Michigan families can enter a whole new world without ever leaving their home state

Flying. That’s how 12-year-old Tonya Harris describes the freedom she feels when she’s on her bike. “It’s a liberating experience that is ageless and more important now than ever as our constantly connected lifestyles scream for an opportunity to relax and unwind,” says Mary McGuire Slevin, a cycling enthusiast and assistant director of the Michigan […]

Mobile market rolls through remainder of August

Mobile market rolls through remainder of August

Fresh, healthy market products are still making the rounds through Flint. Neighborhood sites across the city continue to welcome the mobile food pantry as the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) distribute goods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. The St. Michael Catholic […]

Risk of contracting Hepatitis A through casual contact is rising, vaccines available

Risk of contracting Hepatitis A through casual contact is rising, vaccines available

More Michigan residents are at risk of contracting hepatitis, particularly Hepatitis A, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services which just released its annual Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report on Hepatitis B and C.   Vaccines are available and residents are urged to get them to help protect against Hepatitis A and B. The infection […]

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Kids don’t cool down as quickly as adults. Their body temperature rises more quickly, and doesn’t come down as fast, so it’s important for parents to provide plenty of opportunities to “chill” during the hot summer days ahead. Seniors are also at risk. In addition to drinking plenty of water, frozen fruits provide a great […]

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