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Workers and visitors in the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus have a new healthy dining option – The Byte Wholesome Foods to Go vending machine. Chicken and veggie Buddha Bowls, salads and snacks, and drinkable yogurt, Blackman Farm juices and Bootleg Bucha are among the staples in the refrigerated food purveyor, installed late last month as part o…

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The 1-acre Common Roots Urban Farm in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood sells full and half shares of its fruits and vegetables during the growing season. The 500-acre Porter Farm in Genesee County does, as well, only in a sales and distribution region that stretches from Rochester to Buffalo and toward the Southern Tier. Farmers & Artisans Market in Snyder work…

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A young widow who had to pick up the pieces of her life after her husband died from cancer. A lawyer who has successfully addressed depression. A couple with a son who has autism who opened two gyms so all children could embrace their playful sides together. These are among the hundreds of real stories, about real people in Western New York, that have been contain…

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Emily Wood – Contributing Writer When all the claims came out about coconut oil being healthy, I must admit I was a bit confused. In college, my fellow dietitian classmates and I were taught that the fat in coconut oil was a “bad” fat. Yes, that was about 10 years ago, and things do change. But did the type of fat in coconut oil change, making it now healthy for you? …

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By Emily Wood – Contributing Writer If you are like 30 percent of Americans, your New Year's Resolution is to lose weight – but with so many diets out there, how do you know which one to choose? There are so many it would make anyone’s head spin. Most of these diets seem to emphasize protein as the main component in helping to aid weight loss, claiming it increases s…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

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Have you spent the last several weeks helping your loved ones to enjoy the holidays? Providing foods and drinks you often avoid, and sampling quite a bit yourself? Running yourself ragged to get to every concert, party and special event? Spending too much money on gifts? No judgment here. “We see it a lot during the holidays, when you feel more responsible for tak…

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By Aubree Shofner – Contributing Writer Recently, a client of mine stopped me mid-conversation and said, “I see the scale, and I am overwhelmed with discouragement and frustration.” We have been working together for over three months, diligently, inside and outside of the gym. Yet, despite their commitment to both personal training and nutrition services, nothing has ch…

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Wouldn’t it be nice, for once, if we could get through the holidays in a more thankful way, with a healthier approach toward meals and gatherings that don’t make you scream at the scale come New Year’s Day? It isn’t easy, what with more parties to attend, more comfort foods to tempt us and more demands on our time. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/17/timely-tips-for-a-…

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Holiday parties can bring plenty of nutritional temptations in the coming weeks. The trick to maintaining your weight is to balance your eating habits with your cheer, Independent Health Foundation Healthy Options nutritionist Shelby Braun says. AT PARTIES Braun encourages you to keep "SANTA" in mind once you arrive. S – Survey the table: See what's available befo…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

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At least two Western New York dental practices will allow kids who get candy for Halloween the chance to turn it in for cash. Dr. Michael Foley and his staff at Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry invite children and schools to exchange their Halloween candy for $1 per pound from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at offices at 205 Linwood Ave., 3476 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, or 3364 …

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

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Eveline Hartz wants people to be smart, and thoughtful, about what they eat, where their food comes from and how it was produced. She and a dedicated group of volunteers look to underline the point annually with World on Your Plate, a two-day gathering of those who wish to learn more about sustainable agriculture, healthy nutrition and what role individuals can play in pre…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions…