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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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Fire, Power Outage at Sarno Transfer Station Will Impact South Brevard Waste Collection

Brevard County, FL - Residential waste collection in South Brevard County will experience delays that could see pickup in some areas continuing into Saturday following a fire at the County’s Sarno Tr…
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Rooftops Newsletter: The Truth That Lies Beneath The Surface

Our last blog post entitled “In the Numbers” took a hard look at demographics and speculated about how the aging of the Millennials and Gen Xers might impact senior hunger rates in the future. Today …
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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused…
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County Commission to Raise Your Taxes Again

On September 19th, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners tentatively voted to raise property taxes by a 4-1 vote.  I adamantly dissented.  Readers of Florida Today may have observed an off…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Everyone Has To Eat

There is little to dispute that statement. Food, as we all know, is critical to maintaining life and health. Everyone does have to eat, but not everyone has to, or even wants to, eat the same things.…
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How to Help your Loved Ones During Hurricane - from Alzheimer's Association

A dramatic weather event like Hurricane Irma creates additional stress and confusion for individuals living with Alzheimer's and poses a greater burden on their caregivers. The following tips/ links …
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Rooftops Newsletter: How Do You Solve A Persistent Problem?

When the Problem is Persistent, The Solution is Persistence Again this week, as the news focuses on the President’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, news outlets across the country are carr…
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Brevard County Commissioners Isnardi/Tobia To Host Joint General Town Hall Meeting on April 4, 2017

Palm Bay, FL -- Brevard County Commissioners Kristine Isnardi (District 5) and John Tobia (District 3) announced on Mar 6th they will be hosting a general town hall meeting at Palm Bay City Hall.All …
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Earth Talk: If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?

Dear EarthTalk: Even though I know a vegetarian diet is better for the environment, I love cheeseburgers and a good steak every now and then. If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself envi…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Friday Friends

Friday Friends  In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote "While readers can exp…
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Earth Talk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won't be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming?

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won't be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor th…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Accountants Help Seniors With Taxes

If being kind and generous to others makes one happier, than people who volunteer or who give their time to help others must be among the happiest in the world. Just ask Lynn Boulware, who has been n…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Waste Not, Want Not

In this space we generally focus on big waste, that is, we report on the work that we are doing through our What A Waste® projects at Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. We look at the prog…
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