Tag: pandemic

Local food exchange launched during pandemic goes nationwide | Local News

NORTH OGDEN — Along the shoulder of Washington Boulevard on Friday, more cars than could be counted lined up as volunteers tore open boxes, packaged groceries and loaded them into trunks.

“Everybody watch out!” shouted Mike Larson as he used a forklift to to move a pallet of food outside of his business, Advanced Armor Technology.

Over the last year, operations at Larson’s company have been anything but business as usual. Advanced Armor Technology sells protection gear to law enforcement officers and civilians. As police departments began seeing budget cuts last year, the company shut down temporarily and transformed into

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Pandemic, war, climate change fuel food fears

Distribution of the number of people in the world in "crisis" (phase 3 on the international food security scale) or &q
Distribution of the number of people in the world in “crisis” (phase 3 on the international food security scale) or “worse” (phases 4 and 5)

The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in 2020 reached their highest level in five years, according to a report published Wednesday.

Last year, 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute food shortages—20 million more than in 2019, according to a report by the EU, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme, which see the problem as

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Pandemic Parenting Tips

Here, Dr. Zachry of the American Academy of Pediatrics presents ideas to spice up baby development with easy activities you are able to do with objects you have around the home. The same means What to Expect When You’re Expecting took a month-by-month have a look at your altering body, What to Expect the First Year takes an analogous method to your growing baby. You can get a leg up on what behaviors are coming down the pike, what milestones the child should be hitting, what signs are pink flags you need to convey as much Parenting as a physician. … Read More

Autism And Food Insecurity: The Pandemic Made It Worse

In the U.S., households of people with autism are experiencing food insecurity at double the rate of households that do not include people with autism, according to a report from Autism Speaks released in March.

Nonprofit OCA provides programs for individuals with special needs in Orlando. Executive director Silvia Haas spoke with WMFE’s Talia Blake about how food insecurity is affecting people with autism. She began by explaining how the pandemic has made the problem worse.

Below is an edited transcript of the conversation.

Silvia Haas: I think speaking in general, for families during the pandemic, we went into total

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Luxury Kitchen Amenities are the New Pandemic Must-Haves

As many homebuyers have become master home chefs during the pandemic, Zillow research finds updated kitchens are associated with homes selling faster and for more money.

SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — After a year of eating at home — and finding escapism in the form of freshly baked bread or desserts — home buyers want the professional features and equipment to take their cooking to the next level. New Zillow research finds buyers are willing to pay a premium for luxury kitchen amenities. From professional appliances to quartz countertops, six out of the top 10 features mentioned in

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