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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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