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PRO Wellness hits the street with new mobile unit

Original Source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/pro-wellness-hits-the-street-with-new-mobile-unit Through support from Faulkner Nissan Harrisburg, Children’s Hospital and Penn State PRO Wellness are taking healthy family lifestyle education on the road to various community events each month. Faulkner has provided a gift to support expanded programming and access to a mobile unit [U1] that will travel to community events including school open house […]

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A Most A-peeling Apple Crunch Celebration

Northern Lebanon Middle School (NLMS) was the award winner from the signature event interest survey and received a special visit from the PRO Wellness Team, Penn State Nittany Lion and Coco from Hershey Bears for Apple Crunch on October 24th, 2016. Schools across Pennsylvania were munching and grinning in October for Apple Crunch! Recognized annually […]

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How to get through Thanksgiving without feeling like a stuffed turkey

Original Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/chew-on-this/article114814098.html BY SHEAH RARBACK, srarback@hotmail.com (Miami Herald)  — Thanksgiving, the beginning of the official season of friends, family and overeating is less than a week away. People unnecessarily fret the foods on turkey day. A yearlong nutritious diet is not sabotaged by one meal. The important foods, the ones that build the foundation […]

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Deep orange vegetables offer health benefits

Original Source: http://lancasteronline.com/features/food/deep-orange-vegetables-offer-health-benefits/article_ed6051d2-906f-11e6-941a-0f37044a05e9.html Deep orange vegetables, such as squash and pumpkin, contain vitamins A and C, beta carotene and fiber. Fall is my favorite season because it’s the time of year for change and new beginnings. Children have started their brand-new school year. The air starts to have crispness to it, and the leaves start to […]

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Creating a Healthier Food Environment

The saying, “out of sight, out of mind,” is true when it comes to making better food choices. Eliminating visible reminders of less healthy options can reinforce those choices and create a healthier food environment in your home. Start by storing smaller quantities of snack foods out of sight and reach. Keeping these foods visible […]

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Closeness Between Grandparents, Adult Grandkids May Ease Depression

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=35&pid=35&gid=64572 Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) — A good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren can provide a psychological boost for both generations, according to a new study. Researchers from Boston College found this type of close-knit bond was linked to fewer symptoms of depression for both the seniors and the young adults. And […]

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Those Lousy Head Lice

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2de003a9-49e2-45bf-b64b-01d06fabd0fd#.V9KyvZMrJBw   Aug. 28, 2016 — How are head lice like bad grades? You hope your child doesn’t bring either of them home from school. Head lice are tiny, blood-sucking bugs that are most commonly found on preschoolers who go to daycare and kids in elementary grades. Head lice can spread easily among a […]

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Involving kids with healthy lunch choices

Original source: http://news.psu.edu/story/421493/2016/08/18/medical-minute-involving-kids-healthy-lunch-choices?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=422723_HTML&utm_content=08-25-2016-13-59&utm_campaign=health%20and%20wellness%20newswire August 18, 2016 — As the new school year approaches, parents may need some help with putting together fast, easy and healthy lunches that kids will actually eat. Kara Shifler, a registered dietitian with Penn State PRO Wellness Center, said the more you can get your child involved in the menu planning, shopping and preparation […]

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Four Tips for Preventing Food Allergies in School

Original source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-food-allergies-school.html August 4, 2016 (Medical Xpress) Most parents send their children off to begin a new school year with excitement. But parents of children with severe food allergies typically feel real fear. Will their children successfully avoid the foods they are allergic to? Infants and young children are most commonly allergic to cow’s […]

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