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GROCERY: Sector grapples with high unemployment, food stamp cuts

GROCERY: Sector grapples with high unemployment, food stamp cuts

The grocery industry is doing well, but Strack and Van Til stores are faring better in South Lake County, where the unemployment is lower than it is in the northern cities or Illinois.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
GROCERY: Industry doing well in spite of increased competition

GROCERY: Industry doing well in spite of increased competition

The grocery industry is prospering, even though the greater Chicago market is crowded with competition, Strack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said. 

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
GROCERY: Northwest Indiana market stable, but Illinois shoppers more demanding

GROCERY: Northwest Indiana market stable, but Illinois shoppers more demanding

Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said grocery stores have been doing well, but depend on a healthy economy.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
GROCERY: Grocery stores catering more toward customers who want healthy food

GROCERY: Grocery stores catering more toward customers who want healthy food

Grocery stores are working to remain relevant to customers, such as by offering more natural foods, said Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Healthy food makes a difference

Healthy food makes a difference

HOBART | Caring Heart, Open Arms Childcare and Development Ministry, which operates a day care at South Lake Worship Center, recently received a gold level Child and Adult Care Food Program Award from the Indiana Department of Education.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am
Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Everyone could use a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to slim down. But if it means the government limiting junk food, the response is an overwhelming, "No."

January 07, 2013 12:00 am
Food and fatigue: Remember to feed your body right

Food and fatigue: Remember to feed your body right

Most of us are familiar with the tiredness that follows a meal like pizza, or the buzz of caffeine and sugar that leaves us flat after a few hours. But food is supposed to give us sustained energy and nutrients.

July 12, 2012 9:00 am
Don't take a vacation from healthy foods

Don't take a vacation from healthy foods

Parents could take the easy way out and serve quick, sugary and not-so-healthy foods, but children will be happier if you choose healthier options. Here are tips to help.

June 14, 2012 9:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy food

GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy food

The food system is broken. In Indiana and around the world, vast amounts of food are wasted while many go hungry. One-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. The number of food-related disease is on the rise.

June 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Food for thought on healthy eating

With so much emphasis on fighting obesity in the United States, it seems counterintuitive that thousands of people in Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs live in food deserts. It's a serious problem, though.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am
Get hot with Kat's Hot Cakes

Get hot with Kat's Hot Cakes

After a swollen IBS belly forced Kat Barry home early from an exclusive and glamorous real estate industry party, she decided to finally take her diet to what some would call an extreme: veganism.

January 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Brown skeptical of Walgreens promise of healthy food

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Walgreens' promise to recommend non-candy items at its checkout stations and increase its availability of fresh, healthy food.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Back-to-school nutrition tips for savvy parents

Back-to-school nutrition tips for savvy parents

For parents who want their kids to eat healthfully, mealtimes can become prolonged skirmishes, more about conflict than togetherness. So we asked some experts for tactics parents can use to win the nutrition wars on the home front.

September 07, 2011 12:00 am
Make healthy foods the norm for your family

Make healthy foods the norm for your family

It's up to parents to make a conscious decision to start cooking and offering healthy foods for all the family meals. Here are some suggestions on how to make healthy eating second nature for your kids.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am
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