Start a new family tradition this Thanksgiving by adding some physical activity

Give thanks for good health this Thanksgiving by adding a new physically active tradition to your family’s celebration.  It’s not a far-fetched idea. In fact, Thanksgiving Day boasts more run/walk races than any other day of the year. A record high 726 Thanksgiving Day races were recorded nationwide in 2016, with nearly a million finishers! We’ve rounded…

Family hikes in the woods in the fall

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Healthy Halloween

Halloween may come just once a year, but there are many ways emphasize the fun without overdoing it on candy and sweet treats.  Shift the focus of your Halloween celebration away from candy and have fun with healthy snacks, active games, and non-food prizes instead.  Healthy Halloween Snacks Think color Serve snacks in Halloween’s trademark…

Children trick-or-treating

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What to Donate to a Food Drive

Give the gift of good health The holiday season often includes food drives for neighborhood pantries, shelters, food banks, and soup kitchens. These programs depend on your generous food donations, so please give with a healthy heart in mind. Give food that is nutritious and non-perishable, such as: * Whole wheat or whole grain noodles…

Food pantry volunteers sort donations

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