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Does your community offer healthy cooking classes?
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Pappas Apr 10, 2013.

What is your favorite healthy snack?

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

Started Feb 25, 2013

Make heart-healthy choices this month and all year long!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; 1 in every 4 deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. How will you make heart-healthy choices…Continue

Started Feb 20, 2013

Wishing you a healthy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We hope you keep healthy choices in mind as you celebrate the love of family and friends!Continue

Started Feb 13, 2013


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Our communities deserve opportunities for healthy living

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All communities deserve opportunities for healthy living, such as better food options, safer streets for walking and biking, more places to play, and more ways for children to be active during and after school.

However, cost, lack of access, and/or a busy modern life can make healthy living difficult.…


Posted on October 1, 2013 at 9:31am

Breast Cancer Awareness

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind…


Posted on October 1, 2013 at 9:29am

Whole Grains Month

This September is Whole Grains Month, a time to encourage your family and community to eat more whole grains. Grains provide the fiber and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. And people who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet are at lower risk for some chronic diseases.

What are whole…


Posted on September 23, 2013 at 8:28am

The More They Burn, the Better They Learn

It's back to school time again, and educators, parents, and kids are focused on making this year as successful as possible. Did you know that teens who receive mostly As are almost twice as likely to get the CDC-recommended daily 60 minutes of physical…


Posted on September 20, 2013 at 10:54am

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