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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…

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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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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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