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Get Outdoors

In the last decade, with the rise of mobile electronics, many children are moving inside for play. The average American child spends less than 30 minutes a day outside and around seven hours in front of a screen. Spending time outside playing is not just good for the body, but also helps a child’s mind […]

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Use existing nutrition facts to eat healthier now

original post: http://news.psu.edu/story/414282/2016/06/10/impact/extension-expert-use-existing-nutrition-facts-eat-healthier-now?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=414727_HTML&utm_content=06-16-2016-08-47&utm_campaign=health%20and%20wellness%20newswire UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Changes to the nutrition facts label on foods just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration don’t kick in for two years, but that shouldn’t stop people from using the existing label to eat smarter now, according to a nutritionist with Penn State Extension. The FDA will require […]

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Smoking rates are declining

June 6, 2016—There’s good news when it comes to cigarettes: The number of adult smokers in the United States is on the decline. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, smoking has declined from 24.7 percent of American adults in 1997 to just 15.1 percent in 2015. In spite of the downward trend, smoking […]

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