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Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young Adults

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Glenn

Recently, Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin released a new report titled, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.  The report states, “For every tobacco-related death two new young people under the age of 26 become regular smokers”. You can view the report on the surgeon generals website (surgeongeneral.gov) or you can view the executive Read the Rest…

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Gardening With Children Workshop

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Glenn

The North Country Healthy Heart Network in conjunction with the Child Coordinating Council of the North Country (CCCCNC) will be hosting a two hour workshop on April 11th to teach participants more about gardening with children.  There is also a GRANT OPPORTUNITY for programs which are NAPSACC certified. See the Event Poster for more information   Read the Rest…

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Common Ground Garden Accepting Registrations

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Glenn

Plots with the Common Ground Garden in Saranac Lake are now available in each of their two locations – behind Adirondack Health on Old Lake Colby Road, and Goose Hill next to Pine View Village Apartments off McKenzie Pond Road. Gardeners may sign up for a year’s lease with a $25 donation (and a $15 Read the Rest…

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Fit Pix Project Launched

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 by Glenn

North Country Fit Pix – Healthy Convenience Store Project kicked off this winter with two stores participating. Mad Joe’s in Moira now carries a selection of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. SRF Leroux’s Quick Stop in St. Regis Falls also offers a wide variety of fresh and frozen vegetables. More stores will be joining Read the Rest…

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Redesigning our Communities for Physical Activity

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Glenn

“Well”, the New York Times blog on health recently published an entry entitled “Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer” which discusses the growing obesity epidemic in America and the importance of working to fix it.  The piece highlights a forthcoming PBS mini-series and companion book, “Designing Healthy Communities“.  A good read for Read the Rest…

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