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Body Mass Index

I’ve been thinking a lot about body mass index (BMI) lately. Body mass index is the weight to height ratio that is an indicator of whether one’s weight falls within

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My morning routine changes considerably when I travel and wake up in a hotel in a city like Addis Ababa. The one thing that is constant is that my day

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The High Risk Corridor to Dijbouti

Follow any ground transportation route on the African continent, such as roads driven by long distance truckers who are transporting goods great distances, and you will notice elevated rates of

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Coffee, HIV/AIDS, and Hunger

The popularity of coffee becomes even more obvious in Ethiopia when meeting with representatives from social service organizations who work on issues like hunger, malnutrition, and HIV/AIDS. At every meeting

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Ethiopia 101

Ethiopia is a landlocked nation in northeastern Africa. Unlike the rest of the continent, Ethiopia avoided colonialization, though the brief Italian occupation (from 1936-41) is still evident by the pastas

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ANSA: More Than an Acronym

What’s in an acronym? Usually neither the acronym itself, nor the upper case words that form it, provides a true understanding of what the abbreviation means. I just returned from

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Feeding Soul and Body

I am a committed advocate for the arts in the Twin Cities. Our household supports the WalkerArtCenter, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Minnesota Public Radio. We have season tickets

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Hunger Can't Wait

There is a global food crisis. We hear about it in the media. We are shocked by the escalating prices when we go grocery shopping. Food shelves and pantry programs

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Food Disconnect

The other morning, as I do every day, I was listening to public radio as I was getting ready for work. The subject was the global food crisis and the

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Your Philanthropy Portfolio

For most of my career I have worked in the non-profit sector where there have been numerous rewards, but financial gain was not really one of them. I managed to

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Summer Grilling

Even though spring seems to refuse to arrive in Minnesota this year, the deck in the backyard is ready for summer. The table and chairs are positioned and the grill

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The 19th Annual Moveable Feast is officially underway! Stay tuned for updates throughout the night and make sure to tag us in your photos! #moveablefeast23 #communitytable
Tonight, we gather at Allianz Field for the 19th Annual Moveable Feast! We can't wait to welcome you to the Community Table for our most anticipated event of the year! This evening will be a night to remember, a celebration of food and the boundless possibilities of what we can achieve when our community comes together. #moveablefeast23 #communitytable
The wait is almost over! We are excited to host the 19th Annual Moveable Feast on Thursday evening at the beautiful Allianz Field in St. Paul. This will officially be the largest Moveable Feast in history with more than 500 guests in attendance! Whether you’ll be joining us or not, we encourage you to participate in our raffle for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Barcelona (use the link in our bio) and check out all the great items in our silent auction. Need not be present to win. Stay tuned for fun highlights from Allianz Field throughout the night! #moveablefeast23 #communitytable
Our CEO, Leah was recently featured on an episode of B's Table Talk, a podcast hosted by @stpaulchamber President & CEO, B Kyle! Leah shares stories of her journey to leadership, community connection and impact, and the continued growth of Open Arms! Use the link in our bio to listen to the episode.
The 19th Annual Moveable Feast is SOLD OUT! While tickets are no longer available, you can still support our #CommunityTable by purchasing a Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Barcelona, Spain! Thank you for your continued support of our clients faced with life threatening illnesses and critical health issues! 

PLEASE NOTE: There is no resale market for Moveable Feast tickets and personalized tickets cannot be listed for resale. Please be aware of scams.
Celebrate Older Americans Month with Open Arms of Minnesota! We are proud to support our senior community by providing medically tailored meals and nutritional counseling to our neighbors with life-threatening illnesses and critical health issues. We are honored to focus on our senior clients through our partnerships with Trellis, Stevens Square Foundation, Minnesota Area Agency on Aging, and NextFifty Initiative.

Two-thirds of our clients are above the age of 60, and last year alone, we prepared and delivered nearly 500,000 free meals to the homes of older adults. In addition, through our unique partnership with @mealsonwheelsmn, we prepared another 450,000 meals for home-bound seniors living in Ramsey and Hennepin counties, delivered by local Meals on Wheels providers. We hope that you will join us in promoting the well-being of our older Minnesota neighbors through access to healthy and much-needed meals! 
#foodismedicine #olderamericansmonth
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Dîner de Gratitude Pop-Up Dinner!

You’re invited to a French-style Pop-Up Dinner entitled Dîner de Gratitude being held on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Kitchen and Campus.