Nutrition
July 12, 2018

OFS and Summer Learning Day

Today is National Summer Learning Day and Operation Food Search (OFS) is playing a vital role in continuing and nourishing the academic growth of students…
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Nutrition
May 29, 2018

Maximizing Your Food Dollars

Feeding a family can be stressful, especially when on a tight budget.  However, with a little know-how and advance planning, you can enjoy nutritious meals…
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Nutrition
May 9, 2018

Blog: Picking Produce Wisely

Eating healthy does not have to hurt your wallet, it is all about learning strategies to pick the right foods at the right place and…
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NewsNutrition
March 16, 2018

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week

At Operation Food Search, we are grateful to our many AmeriCorps members that help us through many of our programs, events and fundraisers.  This support…
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NewsNutrition
March 15, 2018

Missouri Breakfast Report

Empower Missouri and Operation Food Search put out the 2016-17 "Missouri School Breakfast Report." Participation in the School Breakfast Program continued to grow in Missouri in…
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Nutrition
March 8, 2018

The Power of Protein

Protein helps our bodies feel full and satisfied, while providing nutrients. Protein is not just what the bodybuilders need to build strong muscles.Protein is an…
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Nutrition
March 16, 2017

The Dish on Nutrition: Rosie Shields Manor

The Dish on Nutrition: Cooking Matters for Adults at Beyond Housing: Rosie Shields Manor by Anisha Glanton In honor of Nutrition Education Month, I'm sharing…
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Nutrition
March 6, 2017

The Dish on Nutrition
Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Cooking Matters for Teens at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls by Anisha Glanton In honor of Nutrition Education Month, I'm sharing my journey as a…
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Nutrition
August 25, 2016

Weight Gain After Kicking the Habit

As a nutritionist at Operation Food Search (OFS), I coordinate classes for people of all ages teaching them how to cook healthy and affordable meals…
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NewsNutrition
August 12, 2016

Serving Our Community

Throughout my dietetic internship, I have had many different opportunities related to nutrition and working with individuals, but none have really impacted me the way…
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NewsNutrition
July 5, 2016

Summertime tips to continue Healthy Eating

Summertime often means longer days filled with activities from cookouts to vacations to swimming and more – so many opportunities for things to do!  With…
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Nutrition
May 15, 2015

Dietetic Intern Allison Ederle

Over the past two weeks I have had the pleasure to be an honorary member of the Operation Food Search Team. As a dietetic intern…
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NutritionUncategorized
April 16, 2015

Teaching nutrition to kids: a new challenge

We asked Cooking Matters Nutrition Instructor Danielle Cherry, a nutrition professional, how her volunteer experience impacts her professional life. Here’s what she had to say: I…
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NutritionUncategorized
April 15, 2015

You cook all day at work; why volunteer with Cooking Matters?

We asked Cooking Matters Culinary Instructor Christin Jameson, a cook in a local restaurant, how her volunteer experience impacts her professional life. Here's what she…
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Nutrition
April 2, 2015

Cooking Matters at the Store Goes International!

I doubt I've ever felt more homesick than in a foreign grocery store. As an international student in Germany, I often struggled to find familiar, to my…
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Nutrition
March 27, 2015

OFS Stands for Community

As a dietetic intern for the St. Louis VA Health Care System, I have had the opportunity to spend a 2 week rotation working with Operation Food…
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Nutrition
March 3, 2015

Celebrate National Nutrition Month®!

 At Operation Food Search, we talk about nutrition all year round. With Cooking Matters classes and grocery store tours, health fairs, nutrition talks, balanced meals going into every…
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Nutrition
February 17, 2015

Dietetic Intern Karyn Fry Thinks We’re Awesome!

Hello! My name is Karyn Fry, and I am a dietetic intern with the St. Louis VA Health Care System. I just completed a two…
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Nutrition
February 12, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: You’ve Got to Pay the Electric

The fifth week of a Cooking Matters class is one of my favorite lessons. This is when the conversation turns towards the food choices we…
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Nutrition
February 2, 2015

Cooking Matters: Reflections of a Public Health Student

Once a semester, students of Public Health from St. Louis University have the opportunity to observe Cooking Matters classes. Each student writes a reflective essay,…
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All taxpayers may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual in 2020, even if you do not itemize on your return.

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Individuals age 70½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to OFS without recognizing the distribution as income on their tax returns. Contact our Director of Development, Ellen Reed-Fox.

NOTE: Required Minimum Distributions have been temporarily suspended for the 2020 tax year.

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