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8 (More) Reasons to Love Bananas

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There's a lot to love about bananas - they're nutritious, delicious, and convenient to eat when you're on the go. Believe it or not, there are even more benefits that this fruit has to offer. Check…

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Healthy Homes

Prior to COVID-19, good handwashing habits were quietly saving lives and preventing illness. It is estimated that proper handwashing with soap and water reduces global diarrhea related deaths by 50%. In 2019, 2,576 participants, including children,…

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Dulce Viridiana Marquez Sosa

Dulce was a GROW scholar who graduated from the University of Colima with a degree in graphic design in 2015.  As the fourth of six children, she grew up in poverty.  Her father owned a butcher…

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Alejandra de Jesus Nicolas Garcia

Alejandra was one of the first GROW university graduates, earning a degree in International Relations in 2012. Today, at 29, she is living independently and is part of the internal audit team for one of the…

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[Video] Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably

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Living a more sustainable life is a lot easier than you may think. Check out this video for some easy lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your carbon footprint! 1. Bring your own shopping bag,…

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Banana Recipes to Help You Beat the Heat this Summer

As the weather gets warmer, we start to switch up our diets. Out with the hearty soups and casserole dishes and in with the frozen treats and fruit salads. It’s always exciting to bring out your…

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Organic Produce Myths, Debunked

As health and wellness become growing trends across the world, grocery stores and food companies have mastered the art of using buzzwords like “organic,” “natural,” “GMO-free” … the list goes on! You might often find yourself…

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Delicious Banana Recipes You Can Make With Ingredients You Already Have at Home

At this point, you’ve probably run through several puzzles, Netflix shows, movies, books, workouts, and have seen everyone’s Instagram stories. If boredom is starting to set in, get creative! Odds are you’ve gone on a larger-than-normal…

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What “Organic” Labels Really Mean

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Have you ever bought a food product just because it was labeled "organic," and you thought it sounded healthy? Like organic breakfast cereal, or popcorn made with all-natural ingredients? Did you ever question what any of…

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CBS 8 Feature: An Overview of How Our GROW Program is Helping Those in Need

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Jeff Zevely of CBS 8 recently sat down with our team to discuss the ways our GROW program has shaped countless lives and how a simple choice you make in your produce aisle could help families…

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GROW in Action – Holiday Cheer

GROW, with the help of New Seasons markets in Portland, Oregon brought holiday cheer to a group of elementary students in Colima, Mexico in December. As a part of the program between GROW and Project Amigo,…

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How to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Organic Bananas

There are very few people in the world that decide to enjoy their bananas when they’re brown and mushy. Yet, no matter how fast we try to eat through our fruit basket, we always seem to…

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Healthy Banana Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

With the turn of the years, you might be considering your resolutions for 2020. Many individuals resolve to eat healthier and start working out, but how often do people actually stick to these objectives? Sometimes, adjusting…

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Our Favorite Banana Jokes for Kids

Are bananas your childs’ favorite fruit? Do your kids go bananas for a good joke? Well look no further because we have compiled a list of the 50 best banana jokes out there that your kids…

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Banana Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits and are found in most parts of the world, we use them in a variety of recipes from banana bread to smoothies and much more. They are loaded…

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Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes to Jump Start Your Day Or Recover from a Workout

It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this is because when you wake up your body has been without food for (hopefully) eight hours, so you need to refuel and get…

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