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School Wellness Initiative

We have heard it for years; computer games and TV watching have played a large role in the rise of childhood obesity.  So why did the USDA and Let's Move sponsor a recent App compeition?  Read to find out more!

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Posted: March 15, 2013 by Melodie Griffin


Is a "cheat day" a part of a healthy diet?  Our intern, Jessica, tells how she does it in her family.

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Posted: March 01, 2013 by Melodie Griffin


Replace "do what I say" with "do what I do" when it comes to physical activity

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Posted: February 05, 2013 by Melodie Griffin


Physical activity not only benefits your body but your mind as well...get active!

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Posted: February 05, 2013 by Melodie Griffin


Jessica's back with an idea to get your kids eating more by having them lend a hand in the kitchen

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Posted: January 10, 2013 by Melodie Griffin


Great idea to increase fruit and vegetable intake from our new intern, Jessica Rosario.

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Posted: January 10, 2013 by Melodie Griffin


Holiday Survival Guide, Week 4. 

Make NEW traditions that emphasize healthy choices.

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Posted: December 11, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


Week 3 (Dec. 3-Dec. 9): Party for Your Heart

Adapted from Lake County Extension Services

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Posted: December 03, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


Your weekly guide to surviving the holiday - Thanksgiving through New Years.

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Posted: November 26, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


Your Week 1 Plan for a healthy holiday season.  Adapted from Lake County Extension Services.

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Posted: November 16, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


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Melodie Griffin

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