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Exploring Social Connection, Diversity, and Trust’s Influence on Well-Being – Part III

The first task I had as a new intern with Wello was to sort through the responses from the three open-ended questions that were part of their Well-Being Survey. One question they asked was “what one thing would improve well-being in your community?” There were obvious answers like new restaurant chains and better weather, but…

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Put a Pandemic on Your Plate

For 15 years, the International Food Information Council’s Food and Health Survey has polled U.S. consumers with the goal of surfacing their perceptions, beliefs, and practices around food and food purchasing decisions.  It’s a good read in any year, but this year the survey took place against the backdrop of a global pandemic and included…

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Can Cutting Curbs May Make Us Healthier?

No, that’s not a new fad diet.  When we talk about “curb cuts,” we’re talking about a concept from the science of community well-being first outlined by Angela Glover Blackwell in her article “The Curb Cut Effect,”  published  in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) in Winter 2017.  In the piece, Glover challenges the widely…

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Understanding Pandemic Benefits at the Market

A key area of well-being is our physical health and under that falls diet. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables plays a major role in a healthy diet, but access to that fresh produce is just as important, especially for those disproportionately affected in our community by  income or transportation barriers. It takes the community coming…

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