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Game Day and Other Social Gatherings

Often times the New Year results in personal resolutions to make healthier choices. Social gatherings, game-day meals, family potlucks, and other celebrations can put these resolutions to the test very early on. Don’t fret! You can still enjoy these events without sabotaging your efforts. The key is having a plan. Consider these strategies to stay motivated […]

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Traveling with Arthritis

Whether you’re planning a vacation in sunny Florida or a trip to see the grandkids, traveling can be a challenge if you have arthritis. But don’t let those aches and pains get you down. Make the most of your vacation with the following advice from the Arthritis Foundation and the Society for Accessible Travel & […]

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Thanksgiving leftovers: Handle with care

Nov. 26, 2015—Those aren’t just leftovers. They are Thanksgiving leftovers—the building blocks for the perfect cranberry and turkey sandwich; the basis for every great mystery casserole. Don’t let them go to waste. Enjoy them without fear of falling ill. Fortunately, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and U.S. Department of Agriculture offer guidelines to help: […]

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Quarterly School Newsletter | Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

Volume 1 Issue 2 2015 Highmark Foundation Corner | December 2015 EDUCATING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF CREATING HEALTHY HABITS The incidence of obesity among children is staggering. During the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in this country is overweight or obese. These […]

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It’s A Family Affair!

Family Gatherings that Cultivate Healthy Mealtime Habits Brisk outdoor walks, students on holiday break, and family gatherings are reminiscent of the fall/winter season. In many homes, the kitchen is the central meeting place—not just for meal preparation but also great conversation. Menus include grandma’s deep-dish apple pie, baked sweet potato pudding, and a golden-browned, juicy turkey […]

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Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski to Head Pro Wellness Center

Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center has announced that Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski will serve as its newly appointed executive director effective November 1. As executive director of the center, Kraschnewski will oversee an organization that collaborates with schools, communities and like-minded organizations on projects related to promoting nutrition and physical activity behaviors as well as […]

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