Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint

Bread: A Healthier Approach To Our Favorite Staple Food!
Wellness Corner

Bread: A Healthier Approach To Our Favorite Staple Food!

By Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint, LMSW

Ask someone to give up rice for a week and they may effortlessly do so with perhaps just an eye-roll and slight groan. Now ask someone to give up bread for 5 days and you’ve trespassed highly sensitive territory and may not even get to finish your sentence without an earful! Perhaps I’m speaking just for me (and everyone else I personally know). But what if I told you that you don’t necessarily have to give up bread entirely to stay relatively healthy?

When In Doubt, Reach Out—Protective Factors To Prevent Child Abuse
Columns, Wellness Corner

When In Doubt, Reach Out—Protective Factors To Prevent Child Abuse

By Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint, LMSW

Have you ever noticed that every month there seems to be an announcement about “National Awareness Month of (fill in the blank)? With so many things to be “aware” of, every month has multiple health and social issues that compete for our attention. As a social worker, I could not miss the opportunity to discuss an issue that is present in many communities and one that puts our future at risk.

The White Rice You Want, With Half Of The Calories
Health & Science

The White Rice You Want, With Half Of The Calories

By Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint, LMSW

Rice/du riz/diri/arroz! Whichever your reference, it is as important as bread and water in terms of consumption in many communities, including Caribbean natives, descendants, and immigrants. Rice is enjoyed by more than half of the 7 billion of people around the world and is a staple in many cuisines. In fact, some—Haitian men included—do not consider a meal complete without a side of rice.

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