healthy holiday initiatives

Celebrate National Public Health Week!

April 04, 2019
This week is National Public Health Week! NPHW focuses on the importance of creating healthy communities through prevention and prioritizing health in government policy making. What are some ways you can make a difference in creating a healthier community in your area?

Eat your Greens for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! It’s a festive day to wear green, have fun with friends and family, watch the community parade, and test your luck of the Irish! What are you doing to celebrate Shamrock Day? Make this day memorable by adding more greens to your plate!

Make Healthy Choices This New Year and Everyday

January 01, 2019
t’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about focusing more on family and less on resolutions this New Year.

Add Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables to Your Holiday Meals

December 20, 2018
The holidays have arrived! As the year is coming to an end, families and friends gather around the dinner table to share their memories and stories before the start of the New Year. This holiday feast, prepare something new and different by incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are some examples of December fruits and vegetables you can include into your dishes.

Put Yourself on the Right Path to Improved Health with Physical Activity!

December 18, 2018
With the New Year just around the corner, many people are beginning to form New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is to improve your own and your family’s health, an increase in physical activity is a great place to start! Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The second edition has added in new and updated physical activity requirements, as well as a more detailed list of the many benefits of physical activity. Read more for a few key takeaways from the new guidelines.

Stay Physically Active During the Holidays

December 07, 2018
Winter is here! With the colder temperatures, we often stay home and bundle up with the family to play games and drink hot cocoa. Keep yourself and your family active through the winter by incorporating some outdoor activities!

Beauty Is in the Pie of the Beholder

December 04, 2018
Are you ready to celebrate pie season? With their rich smell and flaky crust, pies are a holiday essential! Celebrate a new approach to homemade pie, one that still embraces holiday flavors and warmth, with these healthy swaps and tips.

Share the Gift of Food Safety this Holiday Season

November 21, 2018
The holidays are approaching which means festive celebrations, especially around the dinner table! When preparing holiday dishes, it is always important to practice food safety not only to protect yourself, but also friends and family. Easy food safety practices can prevent food poisoning.

Stay Active during the Cold and Rainy Season

November 08, 2018
As the cool and rainy️ weather comes in with the new season, don’t let it put a damper on your physical activity routine! You can fight the rain and the cold by doing indoor activities in the comfort of your own home.