Categories: Health/Wellness

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    March 18, 2014

    March is Women’s History Month–the perfect time to highlight a new initiative that I helped create: Java Jog for a Cause. The co-founders and I started out as a small group of women in coffee that serendipitously came together through our mutual interests: coffee, and in particular, women in coffee. We wanted to find a meaningful way to highlight the important role that women play in coffee and pair that with health and fitness.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    October 25, 2013

    With the holidays approaching, I always get questions about how to avoid packing on the pounds when our offices, homes, parties and stores are full of tempting, delectable treats. I, for one, am a huge sucker for my grandma’s fresh-baked rolls and chocolate chip cookies made with our new Equal Exchange chocolate chips

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    June 18, 2013

    Hello Summer! Humidity, sunshine and travel. If you are like most, your summer schedule is already filling up rapidly. With travel comes the hassle of meal planning on the go…..eating out more, grabbing junk food at the convenience store - we all do it. The past few years, I have challenged myself to continue to live out my principles of eating nutritious food, and eating food from companies and farmers that I believe in, while on the road. What? Is this possible in a world where most people can’t even eat this way in their home?

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    February 20, 2013
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    At Equal Exchange, we are thrilled to open up a new supply chain: organic cashews grown by small-scale farmers in El Salvador. Delicious, sustainably grown, revolutionary for the nut trade - and they’re a healthy snack. What more could you ask for in a product? 

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    December 11, 2012
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    Equal Exchange fairly traded teas are grown by small-scale farming communities around the world. These farmers practice sustainable agriculture, which means no nasty pesticides. This improves soil and water quality, and the farmers' overall health. Drinking organic tea, and particularly green tea, can have many health benefits for you and your family. Let's take a closer look at the health benefits of green tea.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    October 2, 2012
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    dark chocolate stackLooking for a late afternoon sweet craving? After dinner dessert? What if you could satisfy your sweet tooth guilt free, support small scale farmers AND actually be healthy. Is it possible? Equal Exchange has just the chocolate bar for you, in 9 alluring varieties.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    July 30, 2012
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    grilled local vegetablesThe sun is shining, grills are fired up, and local organic produce is abundant at food co-ops - all good signs that summer is in full swing.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    April 2, 2012
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    SpringExerciseYou know spring is here when the colorful crocus start to sprout and there's still sunlight during the evening commute. Even though we experienced a mild winter here in New England, I am still feeling that yearly inner yearning to get outside now that spring is officially here.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    January 30, 2012
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    Have you ever noticed feeling extra tired during the winter months? Less energy to do the things you usually do, like exercising or playing with your kids? As we shift into winter, the sun goes down earlier and rises later, the temperature drops, and our energy levels tend to follow. Not all of us are prone to the winter pull; some find the cold reenergizing. Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, the below tips may boost your mood and help you feel stronger and healthier during the winter months.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    December 4, 2011
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    With the holidays quickly approaching, I always get questions about how to prepare for the season to avoid weight gain or overdoing it when all the tempting, delectable treats appear on the scene. I am a huge sucker for my grandma's fresh baked rolls and brownies cooked using Equal Exchange dark chocolate. Luckily, I have found that these tasty delights can fit into a healthy, balanced diet, without guilt. How? Everything in moderation! What is moderation?

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