Strategies for Educating Low-Income Populations on Nutrition

Strategies for Educating Low-Income Populations on Nutrition

Most people “know” that good nutrition is linked to better health. Yet, folks are often very confused as to what exactly eating “healthy” means, let alone how to begin making positive changes in their own lives. Even those who understand basic nutrition and want to make better choices, may find it incredibly difficult to actually do so.   

Empowering Self-Care for GEMS

Empowering Self-Care for GEMS

The commercial sexual exploitation of girls doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are 100,000 to 300,000 children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation each year in the United States. In New York City alone there are an estimated 2,200 children victimized annually. Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

When Gender Trumps Health

When Gender Trumps Health

Men don’t do yoga, and women love Pilates. Men avoid doctors like the plague, and women schedule every family member's appointments.Underneath the current of change, the struggle remains: Gender continues to stand between us and health. And, interestingly, the concept of strength might lie at the heart of it.