Best healthy meal delivery services for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the immediate and lasting benefits of solid nutrition and keeping to a well-balanced diet. Those benefits are key as cold and flu season takes flight. If you’re looking for ways to zero in on cleaner eating habits this year, a meal kit company can help you eat better and learn to cook nutritious food at home, whether or not you’re making an official resolution to have a health reset.

As you’ll see from a quick glance, just about every meal kit company claims to be a “healthy” meal kit company. Slick marketing lingo and glossy images help argue the case, but some meal kit services are leaps and bounds ahead of others when it comes to the quality of ingredients, nutrition and overall healthiness. Nearly all of the meal kits I tested offer healthy meal delivery services week-to-week and provide nutritional information.

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Dollar General’s healthy food partnership with Baton Rouge spotlighted

In its newly released 2020 Best Practices Report, The U.S. Conference of Mayors highlighted Dollar General’s role in helping to increase fresh produce and access to healthier food in Baton Rouge as an example of an innovative public-private partnership addressing an economic challenge communities across the country are facing.

Specifically, the report—produced annually by the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Business Council—detailed how Dollar General partnered with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome to bring healthier food options to two remodeled stores in communities without a nearby grocery store. 

Dollar General’s curated assortment provides fresh fruits and vegetables including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes, salad mixes and more. The produce set offers the top 20 items typically sold in traditional grocery stores and covers approximately 80% of produce categories most stores carry.

Additionally, the report mentions how the chain was able to partner with the American Heart

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Rocky River’s Go Buddha offers first healthy food ATM in Cleveland area

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Go Buddha opened its food delivery service in Rocky River last July and is finding the city to be a friendly place. Maybe that’s because the chef really knows food –healthy food — and apparently that is being appreciated.

But now he is going even further, offering the Cleveland area’s very first ATM food service at the west-side restaurant. But let’s step back for a moment.

Chef and owner Joshua Ingraham and his wife, Emily, started the business in October 2019. Ingraham was the former executive chef for the Cleveland Indians and, prior to that, was the culinary director at the Cleveland Clinic.

“We started our restaurant as a sideline,” Ingraham said. “I always wanted to pair food and health. I had to learn plant-based food prep and wanted to go back to the root of simplicity in food. Whether vegan or not, we can all

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Warner bill expanding access to healthy foods could be oasis in Petersburg’s food deserts



a sign in front of a building: This Food Lion, located on the site of the old Walnut Mall in Petersburg, is one of two national grocery chains — the other being Walmart — located within the Petersburg city limits. A bill from Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Virginia, would establish financial incentives for food providers to build and expand operations in so-called 'food deserts.'


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This Food Lion, located on the site of the old Walnut Mall in Petersburg, is one of two national grocery chains — the other being Walmart — located within the Petersburg city limits. A bill from Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Virginia, would establish financial incentives for food providers to build and expand operations in so-called ‘food deserts.’

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner is the chief patron of bipartisan legislation that creates incentives to increase access to groceries in underserved communities — including Petersburg — commonly referred to as “food deserts” due to their lack of adequate numbers of supermarkets within them.

The bipartisan Healthy Food Access for All Americans (HFAAA) Act, introduced Wednesday in the Senate by Warner, D-Virginia, and three other senators, would create tax credits and onetime grants for entities to establish and expand operations that make it easier to get nutritious foods

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