Daily Archives: November 21, 2014

sugar rush

With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and National Fritter Day standing between now and the end of the year, I’m betting we’re all in for lots of celebrations. This time of year is wonderful for gatherings with family and friends but not so great for steering clear of high-sugar dessert tables. While delighting in seasonal treats might seem fun at the time, increased sugar often leads to undesirable behaviors and weakened immune systems. With that in mind, here are some things our family does before we face the Sugarplum Fairies. Sugar highs, be gone! >>

Farmers Market

Ah, the farmers market… the Saturday morning ritual that brings together early-risers, sipping coffee while perusing a bounty of fresh, bright produce, and friendly farmers, carefully placing the weighed selections into reusable grocery bags (that is, if you remembered to bring them this time). Sure, it seems idyllic. But if you’re on a tight food budget, it could also look expensive, even intimidating. Wholesome Wave Georgia is working change that perception by improving access to nourishing, locally grown food for our state’s SNAP recipients — all while supporting the farmers. WellATL had to hear more, so we caught up with WWG’s Executive Director Sara Berney for this week’s Friday Five. Here’s how WWG is bringing healthy, fresh food to more Atlantans.>>