Aug
13
to Aug 17

National Health Center Week

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National Health Center Week, from Aug 12th- 18th is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and deeds of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

Spectrum Health Services, Inc. the umbrella organization of three federally qualified health centers in North, West, and South Philadelphia. Spectrum serves approximately 11,870 patients in Greater Philadelphia, a number that increases with the demand for affordable healthcare. Providing various medical, behavioral, and dental health services for all ages under one roof enables Spectrum to produce innovative solutions suited to each individual’s medical needs.

Spectrum will participate in National Health Center week by hosting FREE Wellness Meet n Greets between 12pm-4pm on Monday Aug. 13th at Reed Street Health Center (South Phila.), Tuesday Aug. 14th at Spectrum Community Health Center (West Phila) Wednesday Aug. 15th at Reed Street Health Center (South Phila.), Thu. Aug. 16th at Spectrum Community Health Center (West Phila.), and Fri. Aug. 17th at Broad Street Health Center (North Phila).

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 Spectrum cordially invites local businesses, managed care organizations, our community partners, our neighbors, and most importantly, our patients, to join us for these Wellness Meet n Greets to show appreciation to our staff for tirelessly providing medical care and to the community for entrusting us with all of your healthcare needs.

Spectrum cordially invites local businesses, managed care organizations, our community partners, our neighbors, and most importantly, our patients, to join us for these Wellness Meet n Greets to show appreciation to our staff for tirelessly providing medical care and to the community for entrusting us with all of your healthcare needs.

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Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Love How You're Living: Wellness & Lifestyle Summit

On Saturday April 21st from 9:30am-4pm, join the Schuykill Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania for a free, fun family-friendly day of healthy activities featuring U.S. Representative Dwight Evans and our esteemed dignitaries of Philadelphia at the Episcopal Cathedral on 23 S. 38th Street!  

Register here or log on to www.schuylkilldeanery.org for more info!

 

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Job Fair presented by State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown

The Alain Locke Community School, 4550 Haverford Ave. will be hosting a job fair for the 190th Legislative district presented by State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Companies and organizations will be onsite to provide various job openings and career opportunities. There will also be various sessions on business attire, interviewing and resume writing, and entrepreneurship.

This event is free and open to the community. 

For more information: http://www.pahouse.com/Brown/

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Dec
22
11:00 AM11:00

Coffee, Conversation and Clothing Give-a-Way

 Photo by: National Women Veterans United

Photo by: National Women Veterans United

Coffee, Conversation and Clothing Give-a-Way

Join US!!!

 

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Photo by: National Women Veterans United

Open To Community Members in 19145 and 19146.

Date: Friday, December 22, 21017
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00pm
Location: Women Veterans Command Center - 1325 S. 33rd Street (33rd and Reed Street) 

For more information, Contact: Aronda or Rasheeda 267-455-0831

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Photo by: National Women Veterans United

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Spectrum Health Services, Inc. 50th Anniversary

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Honorable Gwendolyn N. Bright,  a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania and daughter of Bishop John D. Bright, founding member of predecessor organization Better Family Planning, honors Spectrum Health Services, Inc.’s 50th Anniversary coronation as one of the longest standing, Level-3 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Philadelphia  on behalf of the Bright family.

William H. Brown, Esq., Senior Counsel of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP was a founding member of Better Family Planning’s Board of Directors, former Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Chairman of Philadelphia Special Investigation Commission investigating MOVE tragedy in 1985. To support Spectrum’s 50th Anniversary, Attorney Brown acknowledges his more than 55 years of experience and shares his memories of the onset of Better Family Planning.

Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Affairs Coalition and one of Spectrum’s 50 Community Gems this year, was unable to attend the gala but offers her congratulatory sentiments to her fellow community gems and to Spectrum for stellar programmatic and operational efforts.

 
 

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For More Information: Our50th@spectrumhs.org or 215.471.2756

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HEALTHY HOOPS sp. by AmeriHealth Caritas & Universal Companies
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

HEALTHY HOOPS sp. by AmeriHealth Caritas & Universal Companies

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Healthy Hoops is a basketball-themed asthma management event for children and their parents.

Event founder, the AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, is dedicated to promoting and advancing health equity. Our health promotion and prevention programs address a range of chronic illnesses that are common among vulnerable and underserved populations.

The Partnership was founded in 2011 by AmeriHealth Caritas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since then, we've been working to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities across the nation.

For more information, click here

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Dec
19
4:00 PM16:00

Blood Pressure/Hypertension Program

Spectrum Health Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with high blood pressure through advocacy, awareness, education and support.

Be a part of our hypertension support group.  

  • Share your experiences
  • Feel comfort knowing that your are not alone
  • Learn about the dangers of living with high blood pressure, treatments and how others have adjusted their lifestyles around high blood pressure
  • Join the fight against high blood pressure

The Hypertension support group meeting will be on November 21st, 2016 between 4-6PM.

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Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Blood Pressure/Hypertension Program

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Spectrum Health Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with high blood pressure through advocacy, awareness, education and support.

Be a part of our hypertension support group.  

  • Share your experiences
  • Feel comfort knowing that your are not alone
  • Learn about the dangers of living with high blood pressure, treatments and how others have adjusted their lifestyles around high blood pressure
  • Join the fight against high blood pressure

The Hypertension support group meeting will be on November 21st, 2016 between 4-6PM.

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Open Enrollment - Access to Healthcare - 2017 Health Insurance
Nov
15
to Jan 31

Open Enrollment - Access to Healthcare - 2017 Health Insurance

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You can enroll in or change 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now.

Important dates to note:

November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.

December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.

January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.

January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
17
12:45 PM12:45

Men's Health Week 2016

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

 

Friday, June 17

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Healthy Heart not Heart Disease (Luke Bryant, Health Steps)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  TEEN TALK: Physical & Sexual Health, Conflict Resolution, Bullying (LaSheena Riley- Duval, MSW,  Corey Carter, Verbal Connections & Boy Scout Troop 133)

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Health Week 2016

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

 

Wednesday, June 15

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Screenings – glucose, BMI, Blood Pressure, Rapid HIV by Neighborhood United Against Drugs

10:00 am – 10:45 am:  Information Session – Dental Care (Dr. Charles Crawford)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Healthy Cooking Demonstration / Tastings (Colleen Forrest, RDN)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Ask-A-Medical Question (Dr. Steven Blake & Yahaya Enakhimion, CRNP)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Information Session – Quit Smoking for Good (Dr Sean McCormack, Tobacco Council)

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Health Week 2016

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

Tuesday, June 14

9:00 am – 10:00 am:  Ask-A-Medical Question (Yahaya Enakhimion, CRNP)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Screenings – Glucose, BMI, Blood Pressure, Rapid HIV by Neighborhood United Against Drugs

10:00 am – 10:45 am:  Information Session – Chronic Pain (Jeffrey Vaisberg, DPT) 

11:00 am – 11:45 am:  Activity – Mindfulness for Relaxation & Stress Management (Katie Shenk, LSW)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias (Fredericka Waugh, Alzheimer’s Association)  

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  FREE HAIR CUTS – (Talib, 1617 Barbershop & Beauty Salon)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Information Session – Participation in Clinical Trials (Brenda Bryant, Abramson Cancer Center)

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Health Week 2016

 

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

Monday, June 13

9:00 am – 9:30 am:  Opening – Lankenau Hospital Medical Provider

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Screenings – glucose, BMI, blood pressure, Rapid HIV by Neighborhood United Against Drugs 

10 am – 10:45 am:  Information session – Diabetes Self-Management (Dr. Jonah Mink) 

11:30 am – 12:15 pm:  Information session – Better foot care (Dr. Ronald Renzi)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:  Information session – Pre-Diabetes (YMCA)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Depression & Diabetes (Hilary Reichlin, LCSW)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Foot screenings (Dr. Masai Smith)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  FREE HAIR CUTS by (Tom)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Ask-A-Medical Question (Yahaya Enakhimion, CRNP)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:  Information session – Staying Fit (Audra Anusionwu)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:  Information session – Prostate Cancer (Dr. Noah May)

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Community Health Fair
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Community Health Fair

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
"Screening Through The Ages"

Event Line Up

10:00 am - Welcome Remarks by The Rev. Fr. Samuel Kirabi Ndungu Assistant to the Rector/Pastoral Ministries The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

10:00 - 2:00 pm - Screenings (Ongoing) Glucose; AlC; Cholesterol; Blood Pressure; BMI~HIV; Hepatitis C

Information Sessions -
• 10:30-11:00 am - Sleep Hygiene
• 10:30-11:00 am - Fall Prevention 101
• 11:00-11:30 am - Diabetes Management
• 11:00-11:30 am -  Smoking Cessation
• 11:15-11:45 am - Elder Care
• 11:15-11:45 am - What is a Physical Therapist?
• 11:30-12:00 pm - Diabetes Management

12:00 pm  -  Keynote Speaker, Dr. Calvin Johnson, MPH "Live, Love and Know Your Numbers" 

Information Sessions - Continued
• 12:30-1:00 pm - Elder Care
• 12:45-1:15 pm - Fall Prevention 101
• 1:00-1:30 pm - Prostate and Testicular Cancer
• 1:00-1:30 pm - Mammography & Breast Cancer Screening
• 1:30-2:00 pm - What is a Physical Therapist? 
• 1:30-2:00 pm - Prostate and Testicular Cancer
• 1:30-2:00 pm - Mammography & Breast Cancer Screening
• 1:30-2:00 pm - Diabetes Management

Teen Information Sessions
• Let’s Chat Teen Talk
• Health Education for Teens
• Conflict Resolution
• Bullying

Activities
• WURD 990 Radio Live Broadcast
• Tai Chi 11:00 am on the lawn
• Zumba 12:30 pm on the lawn
• Qigong 1:00 pm on the lawn
• Face Painting from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• The Magic of Doug Billingsley at 12:00 pm

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Mammogram Screening
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Mammogram Screening

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All women ages 40+ are invited to a mammogram screening this January!

Insurance plans accepted:
Blue Cross
Health Partners
Keystone First
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare
United Health Care
Uninsured patients

For more information contact a medical case manager at 215-471-2761.

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Jan
1
to Dec 31

Community News & Events

Communities are important because they allow people to interact with each other, share experiences, develop valued relationships and work towards a common goal.  Without communities, people would have to live isolated lives with minimal or no contact outside their immediate circle.  Getting to new people in your community is essential to the enrichment of your life.

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Smoking Cessation Series
Nov
18
to Dec 23

Smoking Cessation Series

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Did you know that smoking can increase your risk for:
-Aneurysms
-Heart attacks
-Stroke
-Lung disease
-Chronic bronchitis
-Eye damage/Cataracts
-Increased pain intensity
-Several forms of cancer

Do you want to stop smoking?
Learn the skills you need to stop and stay quit forever!

Wednesdays November 18 through December 23
9:30-11:00AM

Registration is required by November 12
Space is limited

Contact Frank Johnson, Behavioral Health Manager, for more information at 215-471-2761.

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Teen Talk Snack & Rap: Reproductive Health and Shaping Your Future
Nov
12
4:30 PM16:30

Teen Talk Snack & Rap: Reproductive Health and Shaping Your Future

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Teen Talk Snack & Rap Presents:
Reproductive Health and Shaping your Future

Free Food, Games & Giveaways!

DATE: Thursday, November 12, 2015
TIME: 4:30PM-6:00PM
LOCATION: Spectrum Community Health Center
5201 Haverford Ave
Philadelphia PA, 19139
Community Room

For more information contact Case Management: Makeba & Syreeta at 215-471-2761

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UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program
Nov
9
to Feb 22

UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program

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FREE weekly classes including nutrition lessons, physical activity and hands-on cooking workshops! We also provide a variety of free resources to participants including booklets, handouts, coupons and food tastings.  Participants will also be provided with a copy of each recipe so they may begin the process of building their own library of Affordable, Healthy, Easy, Accessible, and Delicious recipes (mirroring AUNI’s Think AHEAD Model) that can be built into a keepsake book to be used time and again.  Healthy eating never tasted so good! 

Fall 2015 Program:

Series 2: Money For Food
Lesson 1: Planning: Getting Enough Money For Food—Nov. 19
What's cooking: Pasta with Beans

Lesson 2: The Money Game—Nov. 16
What's cooking: Corn and Zucchini Soup

Lesson 3: Money Come & Money Goes—Nov. 23
What's cooking: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Lesson 4: A Family Spending Plan—Nov. 30
What's cooking: Mushroom Canellini Bean Patties

Lesson 5: Managing Your Food Money—Dec.  7
What's cooking: Broccoli Raisin Pasta Salad

Lesson 6: Food Needs Food Wants—Dec. 14
What's cooking: Cauliflower Sautee

Lesson 7: Why Plan Meals—Jan. 4
What's cooking: Swiss Chard Pasta

Lesson 8: Planning Meals—Jan. 11
What's cooking: Minestrone Soup

Lesson 9: Making a Grocery List—Jan. 18
What's cooking: Easy Tomato Sauce

Lesson 10: Good Foods to Have on Hand—Jan. 25
What's cooking: Pepper Frittata

Lesson 11: Making Choices to Save on Money—Feb. 1
What's cooking: Potato Corn Soup

Lesson 12: Food Shopping Tips—Feb. 8
What's cooking: Bean and Tuna Salad

Lesson 13: Eating Away From Home—Feb. 15
What's cooking: Broccoli Stir Fry

Lesson 14: Choosing Foods From MyPlate—Feb. 22
What's cooking: Spring Vegetable Hash

For more information about the program or to get involved, contact Michelle Faulkner, RD LDN at 215-573-2380 or michellef@urbannutrition.org.

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Can I Get Your Health Numbers?
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Can I Get Your Health Numbers?

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Test and Know Your Clinical Numbers to Stay Healthy
Part of the "Brothers Helping Brothers" Series

What?
Interactive men’s health seminar with physician discussion and free screenings including:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- BMI
- Body fat

When?
Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:30-7:30P

Where?
Spectrum Community Health Center

For more information, 
Contact Tracy Tann, Medical Case Manager of Male Services Program
215-471-2761 ext. 2226
ttann@spectrumhs.org 

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UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program
Oct
12
to Nov 2

UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program

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FREE weekly classes including nutrition lessons, physical activity and hands-on cooking workshops! We also provide a variety of free resources to participants including booklets, handouts, coupons and food tastings.  Participants will also be provided with a copy of each recipe so they may begin the process of building their own library of Affordable, Healthy, Easy, Accessible, and Delicious recipes (mirroring AUNI’s Think AHEAD Model) that can be built into a keepsake book to be used time and again.  Healthy eating never tasted so good! 

Fall 2015 Program:

Series 1: EAT. SMART. LIVE. STRONG.
Lesson 1: Reach Your Goals Step by Step—Oct. 12
What's cooking: Vegetable Quesadilla

Lesson 2: Challenges & Solutions—Oct. 19
What's cooking: Classic Guacamole

Lesson 3: Colorful & Classic Favorites—Oct. 26
What's cooking: Taco Salad

Lesson 4:Eat Smart Spend Less—Nov. 2
What's cooking: Stewed Cabbage

For more information about the program or to get involved, contact Michelle Faulkner, RD LDN at 215-573-2380 or michellef@urbannutrition.org.

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Thin it to Win it Weight Loss Challenge
Sep
29
to Oct 27

Thin it to Win it Weight Loss Challenge

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THIN IT TO WIN IT!
5 Week Weight Loss Challenge Coming Soon!
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30AM with weekly sessions on:

Using the USDA MyPlate guide
The nutrition facts label and proper portion sizes
Effects of stress, sleep, and exercise on weight
Healthy eating on a budget and eating out
Choosing smart beverages

The participant who "thins" the most wins 5 FREE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS at the West Philadelphia YMCA! ($215 value)

Ask to talk with Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN or call 215-471-2761 Ext. 2690 to sign up and reserve your spot!

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Read and Learn Workshop
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Read and Learn Workshop

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Join us for a breastfeeding, child development, and reading workshop for expecting mothers and parents of children ages 1-5.

Free book for all kids!  Light refreshments will be served!  Childcare provided!

For more information, contact:
Makeba Wilson
Medical Case Manager
215-471-2761 Ext. 4008

Syreeta Stanley
Medical Case Manager
215-471-2761 Ext. 2334

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Mammogram Screening
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Mammogram Screening

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All women ages 40+ are invited to a mammogram screening this September!

Insurance plans accepted:
Blue Cross
Health Partners
Keystone First
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare
United Health Care
Uninsured patients

For more information contact a medical case manager at 215-471-2761:
Tracy Tann Ext. 2226
Syreeta Stanley Ext. 2334
Makeba Wilson Ext. 4008

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Diabetes Day
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Diabetes Day

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MONITORING: Get all the supplies you need to test your blood sugar and learn about healthy blood sugar levels.

BEING ACTIVE: Learn some exercises you can do at home to help keep your bloods controlled.

HEALTHY EATING: Tour a local farmer's market, attend a cooking class and receive $10 worth of FREE PRODUCE!

TAKING MEDICATION: Learn or review how to properly take your Humalog/Insulin.

AND MORE: Discover other self-care behaviors that can improve your diabetes health.

DON'T MISS OUT ON AN EXCLUSIVE DAY OF DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING!

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Dietitian/Nutritionist/Health Educator
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.
In conjunction with Lilly Diabetes and The Food Trust

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