• Share the Love, Share the Water

    Sugary drinks lead to many health concerns such as diabetes and obesity, which in turn may cause kidney failure, stroke, heart attacks, and nerve damage. Consider rethinking your drink by selecting water instead of juice or soda because it is free, refreshing, and life-sustaining. Take a look at this video (Spanish version) to learn how you and […]

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  • Top Pick

    Top Pick: GRAPES The Concord grape is the only variety native to North America.  All other varieties grown here were started from imported vines. How to Select Choose plump, firm grapes that are firmly attached to the stem. How to Store Store grapes in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. […]

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  • Vermont sweet beverage tax alive

    Vermont sweet beverage tax alive DAVE GRAM, Associated Press 3:37 p.m. EDT March 13, 2015 Center, Pam Trag, owner of Quality Market in Barre, testifies Wednesday before the Ways and Means Committee at the Statehouse in Montpelier regarding the sugary beverage tax.(Photo: PARIS ACHEN/FREE PRESS) 24 CONNECT 19 TWEETLINKEDIN 9 COMMENTEMAILMORE MONTPELIER – A proposed […]

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  • Baby Got Kale

    Friday Funny, with a positive message about greens! Enjoy!  

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  • 10 Reasons not to drink diet soda

    Diet Soda

    Think you are making a healthier choice drinking diet soda instead of regular soda? Maybe not. It may be better than regular soda in sugar content but here are some things to consider when drinking diet soda. Water is still the optimum choice Remember changing your environment and removing sugary drinks equals less consumption by [...]

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  • Standard School District’s Healthy Cooking Classes

    Thanks to the HEAL grant provided by Kaiser Permanente, Standard School District in Oildale has been offering healthy cooking classes for their students and their parents. These cooking classes provide lifelong skills to participants that will keep them healthy and happy. They are also an opportunity for parents and children to have fun together!

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  • What does it mean to live in a food desert?

    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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  • Complete Streets

    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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  • School Gardens

    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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