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  • 16,000+ BagOfLife meals delivered to Placer Food Bank
    Oct 10, 2014: 16,000+ BagOfLife meals were delivered to the Placer Food Bank. The meals consist of nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook GrandHotCereal, SoupOfLife, and LeanMeanBeanProtein. We at FamilyGreenSurvival are deeply thankful to Mr. Russ Hicks, Nasser Azimi, and the Rotary Club of Roseville to help fund this project. Our thanks to Mr. Dave Martinez at the Placer Food Bank for including these meals in their food distribution to those facing hunger in our neighborhood. First picture, from left: Rotarian Bill Bowen, Gopal Kapur, Andres Ordaz; second picture, from left: Rotary Club of Roseville president Scott Otsuka and Gopal Kapur, third picture, from left: Russ Hicks and myself. Thank you all. [caption id="attachment_1474" align="alignnone" width="300"]meals delivered to Placer Food Bank1 Rotarians Bill Bowen, Gopal Kapur and Andres Ordaz.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1478" align="alignnone" width="300"]meals delivered to Placer Food Bank3 Rotary Club of Roseville President Scott Otsuka and Rotarian Gopal Kapur.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1475" align="alignnone" width="286"]meals delivered to Placer Food Bank2 Russ Hicks and Rotarian Gopal Kapur.[/caption]  
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  • Roseville group donates 4,000 cereal packs to Placer Food Bank
    The packs equate to 16,000 breakfast servings for families facing hunger Roseville-based Family Green Survival delivered 4,000 bags of cereal packs — equating to 16,000 breakfast servings — to the Placer Food Bank Oct. 14, as part of the group’s efforts to combat hunger through its Bag of Life program.  
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  • Ton Of Salt
    We Americans consume too much sodium. The American Heart Association recommends 1,500 mg/per day; 97 percent of the population (that includes children) consumes about twice as much. This is known to contribute to increased rates of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke resulting in thousands of death each year. Most of the sodium in our diet
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  • Free Range – How Free?
    There is a big push to sell free range poultry and eggs, also labeled as free roaming, cage free, and pasture raised, at highly marked up prices. The image of chickens running free in a pasture eating a variety of plants, natural seeds, and bugs is used to convey the goodness of their products. Unfortunately, the reality is far from the ‘farm roaming’ birds. According to the USDA’s requirements for labeling eggs and poultry meat free range, there is absolutely no requirement that the birds have access to open grass land. The only requirement is that the barn, typically housing thousands of birds, has a ‘door’ to outside. In most cases, only the birds close to the door can get out. The outside can be gravel, cement, rocks, or whatever. It does not have to be grass, and no specific minimum size of the outside space is specified by USDA. To be classified free range, the product doesn't have to meet stringent legal requirements. To be sure that you are getting your money’s worth, find a local farmer, visit the farm, and see how the birds are being raised. Other than that, Buyer Beware. Do you buy free range eggs and poultry and how do you know that they really are free range?
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  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker on SNAP (Food Stamps) Diet
    The CNN web site (December 5, 2012) carried a story: Cory Booker (Newark Mayor) spending week on food stamps. It is admirable that Mayor Booker is going to actually experience the limitations of $4.32/day, the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. If he shops like most people do – depending on animal protein and canned foods for basic nutrition, he is certainly going to run out of funds by the third or fourth day.
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  • 16,000+ BagOfLife meals delivered to Placer Food Bank
    Oct 10, 2014: 16,000+ BagOfLife meals were delivered to the Placer Food Bank. The meals consist of nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook GrandHotCereal, SoupOfLife, and LeanMeanBeanProtein. We at FamilyGreenSurvival are deeply thankful to Mr. Russ Hicks, Nasser Azimi, and the Rotary Club of Roseville to help fund this project. Our thanks to Mr. Dave Martinez at the Placer Food Bank for including these meals in their food distribution to those facing hunger in our neighborhood. First picture, from left: Rotarian Bill Bowen, Gopal Kapur, Andres Ordaz; second picture, from left: Rotary Club of Roseville president Scott Otsuka and Gopal Kapur, third picture, from left: Russ Hicks and myself. Thank you all. [caption id="attachment_1474" align="alignnone" width="300"]meals delivered to Placer Food Bank1 Rotarians Bill Bowen, Gopal Kapur and Andres Ordaz.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1478" align="alignnone" width="300"]meals delivered to Placer Food Bank3 Rotary Club of Roseville President Scott Otsuka and Rotarian Gopal Kapur.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1475" align="alignnone" width="286"]meals delivered to Placer Food Bank2 Russ Hicks and Rotarian Gopal Kapur.[/caption]  
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  • Roseville group donates 4,000 cereal packs to Placer Food Bank
    The packs equate to 16,000 breakfast servings for families facing hunger Roseville-based Family Green Survival delivered 4,000 bags of cereal packs — equating to 16,000 breakfast servings — to the Placer Food Bank Oct. 14, as part of the group’s efforts to combat hunger through its Bag of Life program.  
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  • Ton Of Salt
    We Americans consume too much sodium. The American Heart Association recommends 1,500 mg/per day; 97 percent of the population (that includes children) consumes about twice as much. This is known to contribute to increased rates of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke resulting in thousands of death each year. Most of the sodium in our diet
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  • Free Range – How Free?
    There is a big push to sell free range poultry and eggs, also labeled as free roaming, cage free, and pasture raised, at highly marked up prices. The image of chickens running free in a pasture eating a variety of plants, natural seeds, and bugs is used to convey the goodness of their products. Unfortunately, the reality is far from the ‘farm roaming’ birds. According to the USDA’s requirements for labeling eggs and poultry meat free range, there is absolutely no requirement that the birds have access to open grass land. The only requirement is that the barn, typically housing thousands of birds, has a ‘door’ to outside. In most cases, only the birds close to the door can get out. The outside can be gravel, cement, rocks, or whatever. It does not have to be grass, and no specific minimum size of the outside space is specified by USDA. To be classified free range, the product doesn't have to meet stringent legal requirements. To be sure that you are getting your money’s worth, find a local farmer, visit the farm, and see how the birds are being raised. Other than that, Buyer Beware. Do you buy free range eggs and poultry and how do you know that they really are free range?
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  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker on SNAP (Food Stamps) Diet
    The CNN web site (December 5, 2012) carried a story: Cory Booker (Newark Mayor) spending week on food stamps. It is admirable that Mayor Booker is going to actually experience the limitations of $4.32/day, the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. If he shops like most people do – depending on animal protein and canned foods for basic nutrition, he is certainly going to run out of funds by the third or fourth day.
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