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October 4th is National Walking Day

Let’s join thousands of communities in celebrating Walk/Bike to School Day on October 4. 2017. Many schools celebrate in a variety of ways throughout the entire month of October. Everyone benefits from walking. Some basic benefits are improved health and fitness and broadening sense of community. Parents are encouraged to walk...

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active. Make a difference for kids: spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations,...

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August is National Peach Month

Did you know??? …the juice from peaches acts as a moisturizer and can be found in many cosmetic brands and that the state of Georgia has been called the Peach State due to the large number of peaches grown there. Peaches are a delicious, nutritious and a good source of vitamins A, B, C. Why not plan a fun family outing to pick...

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Brighten Your Basket at the FARMER’S MARKET

Farmer’s Markets are in full swing, offering fresh, locally grown produce packed with fiber, important key nutrients and immune supporting antioxidants. Here are a few tips to get the most from your shopping trip: Go Early - getting their around the time the market opens insures a parking spot close to the market and less of a...

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July is National Blueberry Month

Blueberries are loaded with healthy antioxidants, rich in fiber and packed with Vitamin C and potassium. Their taste can vary from slightly sweet to tart depending on ripeness and size of the berry. With this being peak blueberry season, you are sure to benefit from not only the best quality but also the lowest prices. What are...

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Eat Your Veggies Day is on June 17, 2017

National Vegetable Day is about aiming to meet the recommended amount of vegetables daily. The current USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend we consume about 2 ½ cups or more daily depending on your total calorie intake. What better way to kick off your summer than a whole day dedicated to consuming nutritious, delicious...

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GOT MILK? National Dairy Month

Summer is here! What better way to celebrate NATIONAL DAIRY MONTH than to focus on including delicious, low fat dairy choices in your diet every day. Back in 1937, National Milk Month was celebrated to promote the consumption of milk. Later on, it evolved into National Dairy Month, an annual tradition to recognize the dairy...

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It's Tea Time!

Tea consumption fits in perfectly with a heart healthy lifestyle, incorporated into an overall healthy diet of whole grains, beans, fish, low fat dairy, fruits and vegetables, and less processed meats. While a cup of freshly brewed tea contains only a couple calories, processed, sugar-sweetened tea beverages are loaded with...

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