Living Fresh Market Officially Opens For Business In Former Ultra Foods Space
About 75 people crowded the entrance of the new Living Fresh Market, 7520 Roosevelt Rd., on May 16, sampling products and listening to the origin story of the new grocer.
“Our work just started, we have a long way to go, and I’m thinking this is where our challenge is, trying to get one customer in the store and build one at a time,” said Dan Casaccio, co-owner of the store, with his brother Ken Casaccio.
The two are third-generation grocers who also own Leamington Foods, a chain of three grocery stores in Hillside and Chicago started by their father, Gus Casaccio, in 1923. Go to full article
PMSA Ranked 8th in Best Schools in Illinois by US News and World Report
Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, was ranked among the top 10 public high schools in Illinois this year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of schools across the nation.
The magnet school was ranked 8 out of 670 public high schools in Illinois and 261 out of 20,548 public high schools in the country that U.S. News reviewed — good enough for a Gold medal. Go to full article
Healthy Food Access and Economic Development Summit on June 7, 2018
You are invited to the 2018 Healthy Food Access and Economic Development Summit on June 7, 2018 (9:30am-4:00pm), a one-day, invitation-only event to explore the link between healthy food access and economic development. Also, please help us spread the word by passing along this information (event flyer linked here) to health, economic development and food system stakeholders that you think would be interested in attending.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 7, 9:30am-4:00pm
Location: Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 East Front Street Bloomington, IL 61701.
The Epiphany Farms Restaurant prides itself on practicing sustainable, environmentally-friendly farming techniques, as well as educating the local community about sustainable farming practices. Read more.
REGISTER HERE. There is a $30 registration fee (a number of scholarships are still available – see below for more information), which includes a delicious and healthy “Farm to Fork” light breakfast and hearty lunch.
100 Million Healthier Lives Announces New Initiative with 15 States - "States of Solutions"
Governmental and private groups to partner on population health challenges
With generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is pleased to announce that networks in 15 states across the country have stepped forward to improve health equity as “States of Solutions.” Partners across these states will seek to apply a health equity lens as they improve a range of population health challenges from chronic disease to birth outcomes to mental health to economic disparities. ... continue reading.