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fourth Friday of each month; Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere; town.windermere.fl.us Wall Street Block Party: 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; Wall Street Plaza (between Orange and Court avenues), Orlando; foodtruckbreakout.com Space Coast Harley Davidson Food Truck Crazy: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. first Saturday of each month; 1440 Sportsman Lane N.E., Palm Bay; foodtruckcrazy.com Food on Wheels: 5-10 p.m. Saturdays; Tropical Ford, 9900 S. Orange Blossom Trail , Orlando; 407-936-4332 Leesburg Food Truck-n-Flick Nights: 5:30-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month; Leesburg Towne Square, 501 W. Main St., Leesburg; FoodTrucknFlick.LeesburgPartnership.com Winter Park Food Truck Crazy: noon-5 p.m. fourth Saturday of each month; Fleet Peeples Park, 2000 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park; foodtruckcrazy.com Munchies Food Truck Sundays: 1-10 p.m. Sundays; 1737 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; 321-662-0738 Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy: 4-8 p.m. second Sunday of each month: 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo; foodtruckcrazy.com COMING SOON Quantum Leap Winery: 7-10 p.m. Nov.

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Mark Manary it isnt just a pipedream but a reality. Dr. Manary stumbled across peanut butter as a solution to saving the lives of severely malnourished children while working in a Malawi village in 1999. It was during his time that he noticed people struggling with inadequate farming methods and nutrition and devised a food substance which was bacteria-resistant, easy to make and source, as well as being full of vitamins and nutrients. The answer, to him, was obvious. Two years later the American conducted a series of tests with peanut butter to see if it made a difference in reversing the effects of severe malnutrition without children requiring a hospital stay or travelling hundreds of miles for treatment. He made a ready-made mixture, or ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), and found 95 per cent of children had recovered from malnutrition within six weeks of eating the peanut butter paste. A child before treatment (left), two weeks into treatment (center) and six weeks after treatment started (right).Photo: http://www.projectpeanutbutter.org/ Dr. Manary told news.com.au from west Africa that the evidence was overwhelming that the food has the potential to save millions of lives. The ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) can treat severe malnutrition anywhere on the planet, he said. And he said the success rates speak for themselves. This approach is beyond research and innovation, he said.

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“It’s just been some angry folks. That’s what a lot of folks depend on.” Mississippi Department of Human Services director Rickey Berry confirmed that Xerox, the state’s EBT vendor, had computer problems. He said he had been told by midafternoon that the problems were being fixed. “I know there are a lot of mad people,” Berry said. Sheree Powell, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, started receiving calls around 11:30 a.m. about problems with the state’s card systems. More than 600,000 Oklahomans receive SNAP benefits, and money is dispersed to the cards on the first, fifth and 10th days of every month, so the disruption came at what is typically a high-use time for the cards. Oklahoma also runs a separate debit card system for other state benefits like unemployment payments. Those cards can be used at ATMs to withdraw cash. Powell said Xerox administers both the EBT and debit card systems, and they both were down initially. Like Ohio’s Johnson, Powell said that Oklahoma’s cash debit card system has since been restored, but the EBT cards for the SNAP program were still down. Powell said Oklahoma’s Xerox representative told them that the problems stemmed from a power failure at a data center, and power had been restored quickly. “It just takes a while to reboot these systems,” she said, adding that she did not know where the data center was located.

10 Gross Food Trends to Avoid

Food Trends to Avoid The uncomfortable side of comfort food Walk into any fast-food restaurant and it’s apparent that comfort food is back…with a vengeance. Many chains are embracing lard-laden menu items that pack on cheese, processed meats, and carbs. Case in point: Pizza Hut’s Cheesy Crust Pizza, which features the world’s first “cheese pockets” in the crust. Each slice of their Meat Lover’s pizza weighs in at a whopping 460 calories and tallies 1090 mg of sodium. Another biggie? Sonic’s brand new Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog. Just one dog with all the fixings accounts for 42% of your daily fat intake and over half of your day’s recommended sodium. Buck the Trend Cutting your cheese cravings off at 400 calories can be what you need to indulge and still lose weight. You don’t have to swear off fast food entirely, eithersome drive-through options are actually crazy-healthy! Check out these 10 Seriously Healthy Fast Food Meals to see what we mean. Food Trends to Avoid Fruit fakers You know the phrase, “Fake it ’til you make it”? Well, that doesn’t apply to fruit.