The Heart Network has been focusing its nutrition efforts this year on encouraging Franklin Country residents to make “One Small Change” toward a healthier lifestyle. To support this initiative, the Heart Network’s Fit Pix Facebook page is actively updated with easy, tasty recipes and tips on how to make simple changes in food purchases and daily meal preparation to improve nutrition.
Not only are individuals and families taking steps for health, but businesses are too. This month Burger King has joined the bandwagon, led locally by Fit Pix restaurants and nationally by McDonalds and Wendy’s, to exclude soda from their Kid’s Menu. Instead of soda, kids get to choose fat-free milk, low-fat chocolate milk or 100% apple juice with their BK meal.
T o promote support for these changes, the Heart Network has sponsored two billboards that illustrate the surprising amount of sugar in soda and other beverages that kids drink. The billboards are sited on Route 30 entering Malone and on Route 3 entering Tupper Lake. Check them out and tell us what you think on our Fit Pix Facebook page.