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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…


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.


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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