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New Workplace Wellness Committee

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by Glenn

Franklin County, as an employer, has formed a wellness committee.  As part of the Fit Pix Worksite Project, facilitated by North Country Healthy Heart Network with funding from NYSDOH, county department champions came together to discuss ideas and concerns related to healthy lifestyles at work.  The outcome of the meeting was an unanimous vote to Read the Rest…


FitPix Welcomes Farm to Market

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by Glenn

Farm to Market is a great name for a Fit Pix C-Store. Which is convenient, because it’s the name of our newest Fit Pix convenience store participant! We are excited to welcome Scott and Jane Degon, owners of Farm to Market, to the Fit Pix group. They are the fourth new store this year and Read the Rest…


National Breakfast Week

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by Glenn

Schools around the country are celebrating healthy breakfast this month. National School Breakfast Week, which took place March 6-10, celebrated with this year’s theme “Take the School Breakfast Challenge”. The annual event encourages students, teachers and parents to start the day out right with foods that will provide adequate fuel to power them through the Read the Rest…


Join Us on Diabetes Alert Day – March 28th

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by Glenn

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? The North Country Healthy Heart Network is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 28, you are encouraged to take a simple and anonymous one-minute test to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes, Read the Rest…


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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