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New Video about Healthy Options in Vending Machines

Posted by Making Health Easier on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Access to healthy food throughout the workday can be a challenge. Many people have busy work schedules and rely on quick food choices, making it tempting to reach for less-than-healthy options, like cookies or chips. These extra calories and unhealthy ingredients can contribute to health issues, such as…


Eat More Fruits and Veggies this National Nutrition Month

Posted by Making Health Easier on March 19, 2014 at 7:16am 0 Comments

Why wait for summer? Spring is the perfect time to add more fruits and veggies to your diet. From juicy pineapple and strawberries to crisp peas and asparagus, you can start to eat more fruit and veggies today—and encourage others in your community to do so as well.

This National Nutrition Month,…


New Video about Bike-Friendly Communities

Posted by Making Health Easier on March 10, 2014 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Making communities bike-friendly can help reduce traffic congestion and increase the physical activity of residents. Learn how one Philadelphia resident worked with his community to make Philadelphia a more bike-friendly city in a new video from…


Show You Really Care this Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Making Health Easier on February 12, 2014 at 8:21am 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is a day to show the love that you have for your friends and family every day. Consider giving the gift of health this year!

Below are some tips to help you create a healthy and memorable Valentine’s Day this February 14:

  • Get active—and creative. Plan an…

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Can new communities be added to site?

Started by Amy Paulson. Last reply by CDC Jul 24, 2013. 1 Reply

We coordinate multiple healthy city and a healthy region initiative.  How do we go about getting our communities and Regional Healthy Hampton Roads campaign posted on the site?  I notice that none of…Continue

Does your community make pedestrian safety a priority?

Started by CDC. Last reply by Amy Paulson Jul 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Are residents hesitant to bike and walk due to safety concerns? Please share how your community has made pedestrian safety a priority!Continue

Does your community offer healthy cooking classes?

Started by CDC. Last reply by Nancy Pappas Apr 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Healthy cooking can be daunting for some people. But it is fun and easy—and the food tastes delicious! Check to see if your community offers healthy cooking classes. Continue

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Started by CDC Feb 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Eating healthy throughout the day can be easy. Fresh fruit, nuts and dried fruit, and green smoothies are great healthy-snack options. What is your favorite?Continue

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