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Brushton Moira Hosts Staff Wellness Day

Posted on: May 27th, 2017 by Glenn

So often when trying to create a healthy environment in schools the focus is on promoting student health and wellness.  However, it’s also important to look for ways to support administrators, teachers and staff members.  This past March, Brushton Moira CSD did just that. The district held a half-day staff development session and provided an Read the Rest…


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…


Saranac Lake to add ‘blank-out’ Signs to Major Intersection

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by Glenn

A key Saranac Lake intersection will be getting a pedestrian facelift in the coming months! The Village of Saranac Lake was recently awarded a Built Environment grant from Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network.  The grant will be used to install LED blank-out signs at the intersection of River & Main Streets. This major pedestrian and 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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