Sustainable Film series tackles questions of sustainable farming, soil health, food security

Susan S. Johnson

February’s entry in Walking Mountains Science Center’s Sustainable Film series will cover all things soil. While soil isn’t generally thought of as one of the big factors determining our planet’s health — things like emissions and rising temperatures tend to capture the most attention — its affect on the environment is wide reaching.

“The Need to GROW” screens at the Edwards Riverwalk Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. The free screenings will be social distanced and limited capacity to ensure guest safety.

“The Need to GROW” tackles soil health and its implications for issues such as
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Key Competencies For Finance Business Partnering

Susan S. Johnson

While extending credit score to customers does carry some danger, when done thoughtfully, the rewards can be quite a few and may help your corporation grow. Here are the fundamentals you should learn about why accounting is important to your corporation. • Take more than the required amount of accounting classes to supplement finance curriculum. • Take further statistics lessons to arrange for a profession in actuary science. • Talk to professionals within the business to study more about claims, underwriting, and threat management.

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Fischer-Shain Center for Financial Services The Fischer-Shain Center for Financial Services is a doorway into the … Read More

Plant-based foods help the heart at any age

Susan S. Johnson

Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods keeps your heart healthy at any age, according to the results of two new studies.

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The research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, analyses different measures of healthy plant food consumption.

In it, scientists found that both young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease when they ate a more plant-based diet.

One study evaluated whether long-term consumption of a plant-centred diet starting in young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in midlife.


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Raising a child on a vegan diet is simple, and here’s a recipe to help

Susan S. Johnson

When we were pregnant, people who knew we were vegan would ask: “Will your child be on a vegan diet?”

We would reply: “Yes, ideally he will be breastfed, which is vegan.”

Undeterred by our sarcasm, they would follow up with: “But what will he eat when he is older?”

Our response was: “He’ll eat what we eat.” That is, an informed, balanced diet.

A balanced vegan diet is, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.” 

In addition to the

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