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2010-06-03 12:39:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Health Plan has furthered its longstanding commitment to healthy, independent aging with financial contributions to 12 California nonprofit organizations that support senior nutrition. The statewide donations, which year-to-date total $85,000, are part of SCAN's ongoing commitment to supporting seniors in the communities it serves. "Significant decreases in state and federal funding have created financial shortfalls for many community-based...

2010-05-20 08:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Eagles are partnering with The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, Drexel University, the PA National Guard and Numana, Inc. to help promote and volunteer for The Salvation Army Million Meals for Haiti event. On Friday evening, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Philadelphia Eagles guard and Haiti native, Max Jean-Gilles and Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan along with SWOOP and Eagles employees will volunteer in the city-wide effort to...

2010-05-18 11:11:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation this week awarded eight Silent Hero Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to participants in the federal Summer Nutrition Program. The grants were available to public schools, non-profit private schools, local governments, National Youth Sports Programs or 501c(3) non-profit organizations. The grant monies can be used for such needs as serving equipment, staffing, and nutrition education materials....

2010-05-05 08:20:00

FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericanTowns.com, the nation's leading hyperlocal platform, today announced that it achieved significant growth in revenues and traffic for its unique national network during the first quarter of 2010. AmericanTowns provides rich local information to more than 3 million individuals in 15,000 towns and is the fastest growing hyperlocal digital media company in America. AmericanTowns Q1 2010 performance highlights include the following: Having...

2010-04-29 12:26:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a nationwide effort to get nutritious food to the starving people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia (www.salvationarmyphiladelphia.org) will partner with Drexel University, the PA National Guard and Numana Inc to host a city-wide Million Meals for Haiti event Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at the State Armory at Drexel University, 33(rd) Street between Market and Arch Streets, officials announced...

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2010-04-29 06:30:00

A county in California is halting restaurants from using toys to get children hooked on unhealthy food such as Kids Club Meals offered by Burger King and Happy Meals offered by McDonalds. Officials in Santa Clara county, in the heart of Silicon Valley, voted Tuesday to ban restaurants from offering toys to lure kids in, in an attempt to fight the growing "obesity epidemic" throughout California and the United States. "This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of...

2010-04-05 08:00:00

RIDGWAY, Colo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 17 million children in America - almost one in four - struggle with hunger. The families of these children have a hard time putting food on the table. The non-profit Grain Foods Foundation has teamed up with Food Network host Melissa d'Arabian and Share Our Strength®, a non-profit leading the charge to end childhood hunger in America by 2015, to help give hungry children in our country access to nutritious meals. The...

2010-03-31 14:34:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that $3.7 million in grants will be awarded to senior centers to help revolutionize nutrition services for older Pennsylvanians. "The grants provide us with an opportunity to help senior centers develop innovative nutrition programs that will help attract a new generation of older Pennsylvanians," said Governor Rendell. "Projects ranged from upgrading kitchens with energy efficient equipment,...

2010-03-25 07:15:00

NAPLES, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, the options for weight loss products and services have greatly expanded. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that more than 34% of Americans are currently considered obese. As a result of these dramatic statistics, more people are turning towards creative solutions to help them to achieve their weight loss goals. Dieters are now looking for newer, more health-conscious solutions as opposed to older dieting plans that...

2010-03-17 09:00:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights: Large corporate call center feeds hundreds, stays open during paralyzing storms Web-based technology simplifies complicated corporate catering transactions Vmeals sales rep responds to emergency by combining personal service with technology When the first snowflakes started to fall in mid December outside the Richmond, Virginia offices of a large travel insurance customer service center, the HR director knew she was in...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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