News and resources you might have missed
**Flu shots and overweight…it appears the flu vaccine is less effective for those who are overweight or obese and this is a concern considering the number of people that extra weight affects in the U.S. Observations and studies have seen more spreading of the flu virus @ https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/24/782079520/excess-weight-can-weaken-the-flu-shot and the study of 145 people and prolonged shedding of the flu virus is described @ https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180813flu-obesity.html
**Groceries and getting fit at Hy-Vee and Whole Foods @ https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/26/business/grocery-stores-gyms-shopping-malls/index.html describes how 2 chains are trying to make their shopping experience unique by co-locating fitness on-site.
**A Florida town council opens its own grocery store after its mostly senior and poor residents are left without a grocery store (and it appears to be a one-of-a-kind approach) @ https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190925/baldwin-opens-rare-town-run-grocery-store-to-fill-food-gap. One unique aspect of the store is that it is a business, not a non-profit or a cooperative.
**Thinking of starting a podcast? 10 free online instructional videos from PRX and Google…prx.org/podcasting101
Inspired ways to use fruits/veggies
**Waste Not – James Beard Foundation (2018) includes recipes for chocolate avocado pudding, squash seed tahini, banana peel compote (the skins of bananas cooked with citrus rinds, juices, spices and hot pepper), savory granola (made with tomatoes, garlic and basil) and crispy carrot skins. Looking for another creative way to use carrot skins? From Cooking Without Borders by Anita Lo (2011) is a recipe for carrot chips which can be used as decoration for a cake. Or make candied carrot curls @ https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/candied-carrot-curls.
More food choices
**Endless food choices may get more endless with this idea @https://www.forbes.com/sites/vivcraske/2019/11/21/why-kelloggs-and-deliveroos-partnership-signals-the-future-of-food–endless-choice-at-scale/ when a food company can offer personalized food for customers.
**New Nordstrom delivers food to you while you shop @ https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/new-nordstrom-location-to-offer-food-and-drink-to-shoppers/
**The plant-based movement rolls on…Unmoo Foods…plant-based cheeses made from cashews and seeds @ https://www.unmoofoods.com/.
**Lab-based coffee ‘molecular’ coffee made without coffee beans @ https://supermarketguru.com/the-lempert-report/plant-based-foods-enough-already/. The article also mentions plant-based cheese made from coconut oil.