The Asheville City Board of Education voted 6-1 to enter into an annual contract for the fiscal year starting July 1 with Chartwells, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, at a special called meeting June 29.
Since 1975, Buncombe has elected one school board member to represent each of the county’s six attendance zones — Enka, Erwin, Owen, North Buncombe, Reynolds and Roberson — and one at-large member. Candidates must live in the district they represent and residents can vote for all school board representatives, who run on a nonpartisan basis, regardless of their address, according to the resolution passed by the board.
“I wanted to address food insecurity with those who had Type 2 diabetes or hypertension and do something similar to Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, but with food pantry food,” Simuel says.
The accompanying recipe for baked butternut squash with sage and sausage uses leftovers to create an easy and satisfying option for the upcoming holiday season.
“Imagine my delight to instead read an article encouraging the city of Asheville and its residents to support nursing moms in feeding their babies when and wherever they need!”
Superfoods are nutrient dense, rich with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols. Some superfoods are found in Western North Carolina, such as blueberries, sweet potatoes and wild nettles.
Earlier this month, survey company WalletHub marked Asheville as one of the “Fattest Cities” in the country. Asheville ranked No. 43 among the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas for obesity levels, weight-related health problems and environmental factors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meanwhile, reports that the South has the second-highest regional rate […]
In honor of March being national nutrition month, Vice President for Women’s and Children’s Health at Mission Hospital and Medical Director for Mission Children’s Hospital, Dr. Susan Mims, writes a post about pediatric nutrition. (Photo courtesy of the Western Carolina Medical Society)
Taking a trip down the aisle can be a scary experience — and we’re not talking about marriage. We’re talking about the grocery store. Today, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension announced the release of a series of online videos created specifically to help consumers make smart and healthy decisions when they shop for various edibles.
We recently visited a third-grade class at Haw Creek Elementary School in east Asheville and joined the kids for lunch in the cafeteria. In this video, our Food & Features Coordinator Mackensy Lunsford chows down on chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and green beans, and talks to students about what they like (and don’t like) to eat and why.