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Updating School Wellness Policies to Line Up with USDA Final Rules

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Glenn

Changes are coming for school wellness across the country. In July of 2016, the USDA passed the final rules for wellness policies. While these new guidelines aren’t as extensive as those previously passed, many districts will still need to update their policies to address target areas including nutrition promotion using evidence-based strategies, guidelines for food Read the Rest…

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Get Out and Live Challenge

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Glenn

We’ve had some great conditions for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing this winter and we’re pretty sure winter has more great conditions in store! Years ago, public health officials and outdoor enthusiasts realized that there was a serious lack of information on many of the great local trail systems across our region. They also realized the Read the Rest…

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New Fit Pix Convenience Store

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by Glenn

New Fit Pix Convenience Store participant, Twin Leaf Fort Covington, is exceeding the Fit Pix participation agreement by providing customers with abundant, colorful, fresh produce and convenient grab-n-go snacks and beverages.  They carry dozens of items meeting the Fit Pix criteria including snacks, beverages, fresh, canned and frozen fruits and veggies.

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Malone Complete Streets Advisory Board Releases Annual Report

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by Glenn

The Malone Complete Streets Advisory Board recently completed their Annual Report for 2015-2016. The report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the volunteer board and it is quite impressive. The list of accomplishments is diverse. It includes new sidewalks, programs and policies to support walking and bicycling in Malone. Here is a summary of the Read the Rest…

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Brushton Moira Central School Revamps Party Time

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Glenn

Brushton-Moira Central School District is taking a new approach to classroom parties as a part of their newly passed District wellness policy. The District has created a ‘celebration kit’ of games like Twister, Stomp Rockets, Legos, and dance party items. These provide a healthier alternative to eating snacks as a means to celebrate birthdays, holidays, Read the Rest…

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