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Jose feeds the world

This book is the true story of José Andrés, an award-winning chef, food activist, and founder of World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that uses the power of food to nourish communities after catastrophe strikes. After a 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, Chef José gathered friends, flew in and began cooking rice and beans for the hungry locals. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a passionate chef who uses the power of food to nurture people in need, one plate at a time. Most recently, the World Central Kitchen has also been providing substantial amounts of aid to the people of Gaza.

Tax credit

Child disability benefit (CDB)—The CDB is a tax-free benefit of up to $2730 annually for those who care for a child under age 18 who is eligible for the disability tax credit based on lifelong mental or physical disabilities The CDB is paid monthly, along with the child care benefit. 

Smart money tips

With developing brains prone to impulsive decisions, teens and young adults may require help with money management. Some concepts may be difficult to grasp, here are a few tips to discuss around the kitchen table: 

• It’s wise not to borrow. Talk to some-one trusted before getting into debt.
• Borrow only what you can pay back, discuss how credit works and paying off the balance every month. 
• Wants vs. needs – define essentials and optional items. 
• Make a personal budget –Show how funds get allocated for bills, food, and other essentials and talk about savings and emergency funds.
• Highlight interest costs – Telling a teen they’ll pay extra when they borrow money may not be effective. Show them examples of how debt accumulates. 
• Consequences –Highlight how trouble now may restrict their future financial mobility.

Source: My Doh

Green spaces boost bone density

Belgian researchers investigated whether early-life exposure to residential green space is associated with a change
in bone mineral density in young children. These findings highlight the importance of early-life exposure nature during critical periods of growth and development. 

Source: Medical Xpress

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