Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Food deserts are defined as urban or rural areas where residents do not have  easy access to healthy affordable foods. These areas have limited access to supermarkets and in some cases are saturated in unhealthy food options like fast food restaurants or convenience stores that do not offer healthy food options. Food deserts affect a large proportion of the [...]

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  • Secondhand smoke causes serious health conditions in both children and adults. Asthma attacks, respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, hearts attacks, and lung cancer have been linked to secondhand smoke. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. Studies show that in most instances, secondhand smoke exposures occur at home or at work. The home should […]

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  • The way your streets are designed affects more then just traffic. It impacts your ability to exercise safely, build community and access healthy foods. Over the next few days pay attention to your streets—are there side walks? Are they safe for bicyclists? How long would it take you to walk to your nearest grocery store? […]

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  • One of the best ways children can learn about nutrition is by seeing how food is actually grown. School gardens are a great way of incorporating nutrition, science, and other important topics into an exciting hands-on activity. Are you interested in starting a school garden at your school site but not sure where to begin? Let’s […]

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