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Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks


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Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]

Go Red Get Fit adds challenges to promote healthy living


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Two-time stroke survivor Tamika Quinn had to change her entire lifestyle to lose the excess weight that hung on after the birth of her third child, focusing on heart-healthy foods and keeping portion sizes in check.

Quinn, who lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, is getting […]

USDA reminds schools to provide safe drinking water


As students and parents prepare for a new school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a memorandum reminding school districts and child care centers to provide safe drinking water to children.

Recent events in Flint, Michigan, and other communities nationwide have made safe water […]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Enjoy the day and light up the night while celebrating the nation’s birthday

It’s America’s birthday. Time to revel in Old Glory, fireworks and hot, muggy weather. To soak up all the excitement — or alternatively get away from it all – follow this advice and spend the holiday weekend happy.

Bottom’s up: Water bottles, that is. Stay hydrated before, during and after […]

Broke Girl’s Guide To Healthy Living

Hi! I’m Danielle, a 22-year-old young professional living in the green mountains of Vermont. After graduating college in May 2011 – moving half way across the country – and starting an entry level job, I quickly found the “real world” is more expensive than I thought. After paying $9,000 […]