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  • Earth Talk: Can you suggest ways to test drinking water for contaminants?

    Dear EarthTalk: I recently moved into a new rental house and the water from the tap tastes kinda funny. Can you suggest some easy and inexpensive ways to test the water for contaminants? -- W.B. Chances are your tap water is fine—a recent survey of public da...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Enid Borden Energizes Attendees at MIssouri's "Show Me Summit"

    In reporting on the success of is 2016 Summit on Aging and Health, which took place September 11 through 13 in Branson, MO, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging applauds Enid Borden for her message to concentrate on the facts when seeking solutions to ending se...

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  • SEMPER K9 Helps Veterans and Shelter Animals

    From Shelter to Service is the tagline of SEMPER K9—an organization that makes assistance dogs available to veterans. Their mission is “to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families” and they ...

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  • Hot Bread Kitchen Trains Artisan Bakers

    Hot Bread Kitchen is an incubator, which may seem like a play on words. To put it into simpler terms, they help turn dough into an opportunity that can lead to a career that will pay the bills. The organization is training women from all over the world to become bread ba...

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  • Teacher Welcomes 4th Grade Students With a Song

    If you're a kid and you hear someone say “having fun can be cool when we’re following the rules,” your first reaction might be to roll your eyes in disbelief, but not when the words are lyrics from a catchy song created by your new fourth grade teacher! Dwayne Reed...

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  • Sophia Sawyer And School Mates Support Monarch Butterflies

    You have probably seen or heard reports about the decline of the honey bee and the effect that has on the environment. One study suggests we have the honey bee to thank for every one in three bites of food we consume, but other insects and pollinators are in decline as well,...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: What a Waste University

    It's that time of year again. School days are almost upon us. It is time to start thinking about lining up supplies and choosing classes. It's that time – when the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger will open the virtual doors of our new online What A Waste Univ...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Brighter Bites Serves the Community with Fresh Produce

    While it might be hard to keep up with the latest health advice, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet could be a step in the right direction. The latest food charts from My Plate encourage a larger mix of fruits, veggies and grains, alongside a protein. This good n...

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  • Earth Talk: Lead Poisoning in U.S. Cities

    Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of its water system. Has anyone looked at where else this could be a problem?  -- J.K.  A new analysis of data from the U.S. En...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Growing Health with Senior-Friendly Gardens

    What A Waste Gardens Provide Fresh Produce for Local Seniors Through the What A Waste™ project, made possible by the Walmart Foundation, NFESH has worked with Senior Nutrition Programs around the country to create senior-friendly gardens. These gardens provide fresh v...

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