About the Author

Chandra Johnson-Greene

Chandra Johnson-Greene

Chandra serves as Associate Audience Development Editor at Belvoir Media Group. Prior to joining the company in 2016, Chandra held various writing, editing, PR and social media roles at HooplaHa-Only Good News, Patch, Red 7 Media, and PR Newswire. In addition to launching the Stamford Patch Web site in 2010, Chandra created her own news site for the "City that Works" in 2014. Stamford Buzz covered various topics, including education, entertainment, business and current events in the downtown and Harbor Point neighborhoods. Outside of the city's borders, Chandra covered breaking news and metro stories all over southern Fairfield County during her time with Patch. She received the company's "Mission and Values" award while serving as an associate regional editor for her role in covering the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. Chandra graduated from Virginia Union University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in English, an Associate's degree in Journalism, and a minor in Music. She received her Master's Degree in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from Syracuse University the following year. Chandra lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband and two daughters.

Articles by Chandra Johnson-Greene

Health Benefits of Apples

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Health Benefits of Apples

You already know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If you take it literally, it may be an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s based on solid advice, because the health benefits of apples are numerous. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants,

Pneumonia: What You Need to Know

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Pneumonia: What You Need to Know

With a brutal cold and flu season fresh in our minds, there’s increased attention and awareness on preventing and treating pneumonia, which can affect both children and adults with immune systems already weakened by viral infection. People with chronic health conditions or those who have undergone recent surgeries or lengthy

Quince Fruit: Fall’s Best-Kept Secret

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Quince Fruit: Fall’s Best-Kept Secret

You may have read about it in a cookbook or even saw it at the grocery store, but chances are that you’ve never actually eaten a quince. Pronounced the same way as “quints,” this under-the-radar fruit resembles a strange-looking pear, and it’s delicious, versatile, and very healthy for you due

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

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Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch box at school and discovering that Mom packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That classic combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches for

Stone Fruits: 8 Healthy Reasons to Keep Them Stocked

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Stone Fruits: 8 Healthy Reasons to Keep Them Stocked

What do cherries, apricots and mangoes have in common? Beside being delicious and healthy, all three are members of the stone fruit family. Stone fruits are part of the Prunus genus, which shares a similar characteristic—a very large and hard seed, or “stone.” They’re generally abundant during the months of May through

Are Eggs Healthy?

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Are Eggs Healthy?

Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of

6 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

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6 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Few fruits are as versatile as the tomato—we use them to top salads and in sandwiches, they’re the base of ketchup, barbecue sauce, and other popular condiments, and they add both a sweet and savory flavor to soups, stews, gravies, and sauces. Southern Italian cuisine wouldn’t be the same without

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

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Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

Known as America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes are beloved for their versatility, their compatibility with other foods, and their ability to be transformed into two of America’s favorite junk foods. And although sweet potatoes aren’t as popular, they’re recognized as a healthier alternative to white potatoes because of their lower calorie