Cheese Making in the SLV
Oct 25, 2011
In mid August, a group of Valley folks got together at the Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center to learn how to make cheese.  Suzanne Quintana lead the workshop, teaching participants how to make feta, cuajada, and ricotta. Watch the group in action! [video:
Local Spuds Fight Cancer
Oct 11, 2011
Published: October 7th, 2011, Valley Courier, Page 2 A Colorado State University study that evaluated the effect of storage on antioxidants and anticancer properties in colored potatoes shows that while the amount of antioxidant properties increases, the anticancer properties of those antioxidant...
Celebrating National Farm to School Month
Oct 11, 2011
Published: October 6th, 2011, Valley Courier, Page 9 The first ever National Farm to School Month is taking place this October. In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm to School Month, which demonstrates the growing importance and role of Farm to School programs as a means to...
Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom
Oct 11, 2011
Renee Mackey from La Leche League spoke about the many advantages of breastfeeding for the mother.  She talked about how it helps the mother’s health, the wonderful experience of feeding babies with your own body, and the benefits for the community and earth. [video:
Secrets of Stone Soup
Oct 6, 2011
Alamosa Elementary students spent the first part of the week making Stone Soup. The recipe for Stone Soup comes from a folktale about hungry travelers looking for something to eat in a village that doesn't want to share. Elementary age students in Alamosa have carried on this tradition for 10...
Valley residents can now "Weigh and Win"
Sep 1, 2011
Weigh and Win's Katie Hamilton explains the components of a healthy diet. Alamosa area residents lined up past the coffee stand and into the lobby of the San Luis Valley Health on Wednesday to register to "Weigh and Win." The program, which promotes healthy eating and living kicked of Wednesday...
Monte Vista Schools Serve Up Local Foods
Aug 30, 2011
Monte Vista Schools hosted their second Super Foods event, serving elementary students a meal made out of all local San Luis Valley ingredients. The menu featured San Luis Valley grown: KW Farms Organic Grass Finished Ground Beef, Gosar Mountain Mama Flour - Tortillas, Cactus Hill Farm and Circle K...
"Good" vs. "Bad" Foods: Myth or Fact?
Aug 18, 2011
Whether you like it or not, there is no silver bullet for weight loss.  Eating crackers for lunch doesn’t cancel out your chocolate shake at dinner.  Rather, it’s overall dietary quality that really matters. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that modest changes in specific...
Does Eating Local Honey Cure Allergies?
Jul 5, 2011
By Anahad O'Conner, The New York Times Among allergy sufferers, there is a widespread belief that locally produced honey can alleviate symptoms — the idea being that the honey acts like a vaccine. Bees that jump from one flower to the next end up covered in pollen spores, which are then...
Alex Gallegos: How to Beat Diabetes
Jun 30, 2011
ALAMOSA, CO- Alex Gallegos, 42, looks and feels different these days.  His knees and eyes no longer bother him.  He eats different; no longer craving sweets or filling his plate at every meal.  He doesn’t stare out the window at passing joggers, wishing he were more active.  He is out there with...


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