Today is World No Tobacco Day, a great time to think about how to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in your community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults exposed to secondhand smoke can develop heart disease and lung cancer. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their lung cancer risk by 20–30%.
Since March 19, 2010, more than 18.4 million Americans in 20 Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)…Continue
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The Azalea Community Saturday Fresh Market will have its grand opening on July 7, 2012.The market will be located at the Azalea Recreation Center, located in northwest St. Petersburg in the Tyrone area at 1600 72nd Street North.
The market plans to have fresh produce, arts n’ crafts,…Continue
Added by Maggie Hall on May 30, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
According to the CDC, adults aged 65 and over need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) plus 2 or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups.
Tomorrow, May 30, 2012, marks…Continue
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Each May the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes National Stroke Awareness Month to share information about stroke prevention and risk factors. According to CDC, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death…Continue
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The summer is the perfect time to get more fruits and veggies in your diet. From ripe berries and tomatoes to crisp cucumbers and green beans, you can start to eat more fruit and veggies today — and encourage others in your community to do so as well.
The St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market is offering a great deal for the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP)...$10.00 in SNAP will buy $20.00 worth of food! Available purchases include: fruits and vegetables, breads, meat, fish, dairy products, baked goods, soups, seeds and plants that grow…Continue
Added by Maggie Hall on May 21, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and will be celebrated until May 19, 2012. The theme for National Women’s Health Week 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” This weeklong health observance empowers women across the country to…Continue
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We are so proud of DeKalb County student (Stone Mountain High School) Breanna Jordan! Check out this story on how she is dedicated to help her peers stop the use of tobacco.
"I don't have any close friends that smoke cigarettes, but I know of some high school and middle school students that do," says Jordan. "These poor choices and negative decisions are why I am committed to helping other students see the dangers of…
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During the month of May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is confronting the obesity epidemic from multiple angles — it hosted the Weight of the Nation conference and collaborated with Federal Government partners and…Continue
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The City of Clearwater is right out there in front when it comes to implementing creative ideas to reduce the number of throw-a-way plastic bottles and in making drinking water easier to access! Zach Taylor, the wellness specialist for the city, talks about his…Continue
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Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is helping to quench the thirst of Clearwater residents in a convenient and high-tech way. In an effort to reduce the number of plastic bottles being thrown away and to get people to drink more water, the installation of hands free…Continue
Added by Maggie Hall on May 9, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments
Each May marks Employee Health & Fitness Month (EHFM), a time to celebrate physical activity and nutrition in the workplace. EHFM was created by two non-profit organizations, the National Association for Health & Fitness and ACTIVE Life.
EHFM organizers suggest the following group…
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The Downtown Gilroy Farmers’ Market in Gilroy, CA and the Fairground Outdoor Farmers’ Market in San Jose, CA started accepting CalFresh at their markets in 2012. Each market serves an area in Santa Clara County that will help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to low income community members. The expansion of CalFresh to these farmers' markets was made possible through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.
To learn more about these farmers' markets, download promotional…Continue
Added by Christina Oshinsky on May 4, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Milpitas City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to introduce an ordinance amending the city's municipal code to enforce a total ban on tobacco smoking in all City of Milpitas parks.
The ban amends prior city laws restricting smoking near city-owned buildings and keeping smokers a distance of 25 feet from city playgrounds.
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It’s National Physical Education and Sport Week, which kicks off National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Use this time to encourage parents and teachers to help kids explore new physical activities to determine what they like and encourage them to participate in those activities on a regular basis!
CPPW communities are also…Continue
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The latest anti-sm oking campaign of the INSPIRE Tobacco Prevention Initiative is "Reverse the Damage". This campaign seeks to educate Santa Clara County residents about the health benefits of giving up smoking by providing facts to encourage smokers to quit. The print ad, in…Continue
Added by Christina Oshinsky on May 2, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments
In an effort to help Pinellas County residents take control of their busy and sometimes not so healthy lifestyles, the YMCA of the Suncoast is offering a series of classes through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program that provide peer support and an lifestyle coach at no cost to those…Continue
Added by Maggie Hall on May 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments