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The Institute Welcomes New Scholars and Fellows

Our country needs bold, new approaches to solve its most vexing health challenges. Providing an environment for innovation, the Institute’s Scholars and Fellows Programs enable accomplished visionaries (Scholars) and young trailblazers (Fellows) to take…

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A Tribute to Scholar Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD

Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, a cherished educator and physician, lived life as she inspired others to: with joy, gratitude, profound spirituality, reverence of the great outdoors, and a deep commitment to others—most importantly, her family, friends, colleagu…

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Staff Wellness Challenge Update

The final week of our Staff Wellness Challenge brought the focus back to our plates. Our goal was to eat the rainbow—specifically, the rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Each color has its own set of nutrient contributors, so dining on a rainbow produce …

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Institute Scholar wins NASA Innovation Award

Scholar George Brainard was awarded for his innovative on new lights for the crew of the International Space Station, which will allow astronauts to sleep better while in space.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

After two weeks of moving and nourishing our bodies, the third week of the Staff Wellness Challenge rounded out our healthy perspective by focusing on the mind. Our task was simple: Keep a gratitude journal.

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New Program Removes Barriers to Healthy Cooking

Our new community program, called Five Times a Feast, shows participants in a fun and social setting, how to prepare healthy meals efficiently and affordably.

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The Breakfast Habit

Eating breakfast, the focus of our Staff Wellness Challenge for week two, improves mental focus, lowers cholesterol and sets a healthy tone for the whole day. Get some ideas for delicious, healthy breakfasts, and find out who won the challenge this week.

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Standing Up to the Harms of Sitting

Did you know that sitting is detrimental to your health? It's even being called the new smoking. Learn more about the issue and how Institute staff are trying to combat it.

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Institute Scholar Wins Award from US Ignite

Scholar Emeritus David Lary was recognized for his innovative work that could one day help people avoid asthma attacks and other respiratory and cardiac issues.

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Gearing Up for Food Day 2014

Our staff held a Super Food Drive to celebrate national Food Day 2014. What puts the "super" in this kind of food drive?

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Institute Director of Community Programs Presents at National Training Seminar

Director of Community Programs, Bev Pierce, presented at the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) annual National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. this past July.

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Institute Awarded $1M Grant by TKF Foundation

The Institute has received a $1 million grant from the TKF Foundation to create a outdoor healing space and study its impact on wounded warriors. The Green Road Project will provide an oasis of respite for service members and their families adjacent to Wa…

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Students Dish on Mission Thrive Summer

VIDEO: The pilot of Mission Thrive Summer, our program for Baltimore City ninth and tenth graders with Real Food Farm, wrapped up a few weeks ago. See what students had to say about their experience planting, harvesting cooking, practicing yoga, and learn…

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The Green Road Makes the Cut

The TKF Foundation selected the Green Road as a finalist in the Open Spaces Sacred Places national grants program. TKF narrowed the field from 122 applicants to 11. We are elated and grateful.

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