The fifth annual Black Culture Festival is set to take place next month at Parcel 5 in Rochester, celebrating Black culture and achievements within the community. The festival, scheduled for July 27 and 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will feature a variety of local vendors, showcasing Black-owned businesses and offering culturally significant dishes. […]

Summer is here which means cook-outs, junk food, and sugar filled foods. Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that eating fatty foods may actually make our anxiety worse. The team found that when animals were given a high-fat diet, it disrupted their gut bacteria – which in turn altered the brain chemicals […]

Wegmans Food Markets has launched its Fill the Bus/Fill the Backpack campaign to provide food for school-aged children during the summer months when they lack access to free or reduced-price school lunches. Running from June 5-19, the campaign allows customers to donate $3, $5, or any amount at checkout, with all proceeds supporting local Feeding […]

National Donut Day, has some historical basis. The Salvation Army in 1938 established the first Friday in June as National Donut Day to honor the organization’s Donut Lassies, women who traveled to France to serve donuts and other snacks to soldiers during World War I. For National Donut Day on Friday, June 7, you can […]

Harris Wolobah, a 14-year-old with a congenital heart defect, died of a heart attack after consuming an extremely spicy tortilla chip as part of Paqui’s “One Chip Challenge.” This challenge involves eating a single chip seasoned with Carolina Reaper and Naga Viper peppers, which are among the hottest peppers in the world. The chief medical […]

A shortage of popular weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have prompted a skyrocketing demand. Which has also lead to scammers on social media offering to ship weight loss drugs for lower prices — and without a prescription. A joint investigation conducted from February through April by the nonprofits Digital Citizens Alliance and Coalition […]

New York’s EBT system will experience a temporary shutdown on May 19, 2024, from midnight to 11 a.m., to facilitate a system transition. This outage will affect all EBT cardholders in New York, preventing them from using their cards for food and cash transactions during this period. Additionally, the customer service helpline, app, and online […]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a series of changes to nutrition standards for school meals, including one that is a historic first. Here are three things to know about the changes coming to breakfast and lunch meals served at school. 1 – Added sugars will now be limited in meals The biggest change announced by […]

How does Megan Thee Stallion handle her depression anxiety, and insecurities? Two Words workout routine. In addition to starring on Women’s Health‘s April 2024 cover, the 29-year-old shared her consistent workout routine that keeps her built like “a stallion and not a pony.” Meg actually shares monthly clips of herself in the gym sweating, nearly giving up at […]

The New York State Department of Health has released an updated fish advisory for 2024, aimed at guiding residents on the frequency and types of fish that are safe to consume from the state’s freshwater sources. The advisory is particularly relevant for those who fish for both food and sport, offering specific information for different […]

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