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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County’s shared-use commercial kitchen is now open for business. The Western New York Food Incubator will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday inside the 4-H Training Center, at 4487 Lake Ave. in the town of Lockport. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the commercial kitchen space, watch live food demonstration…

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At least eight school districts in the Buffalo Niagara region will tilt considerably toward state-produced foods Thursday as part of the region’s first Farm-to-School Day. “By purchasing and serving more foods grown in New York, schools help support our local agricultural economy, and provide students with fresh, nutritious foods and education about where food comes fro…

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Cornell Cooperative Extension educators will continue a new program this week when they visit several Tops markets to help shoppers read food labels, learn to how to unit price and save money, and find more foods lower in salt and sugar. Jenna Fadale, with the Niagara County Extension office, came up with the idea for the healthy grocery store tours while chatting up sh…

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Dozens of people have gone on a scavenger hunt, taken an outdoor yoga class, learned more about city history, and visited the new Underground Railroad Heritage Center in Niagara Falls this summer during the inaugural season of Let’s Go Walk! The effort – designed to address obesity and chronic disease by improving access to healthy foods and physical activity in the Fal…

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Parts of Lackawanna and Niagara Falls are considered food deserts, a designation the federal government defines as an urban census tract where at least a third of residents struggle to find the means to reach a supermarket with healthy, affordable food within a mile of home. Jennifer Tynan is among those working to bring better wellness to such places. Two of her weapon…

Health and Fitness

Slow Roll Buffalo will offer two rides this week and Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners will present their annual plant sale. Registration for the Buffalo Marathon closed at the end of the weekend but you can still sign up for a related 5K. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in …