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Month: March 2019

Snacks in a Snap

This month 810 KIDS! are learning about healthier snacks in classrooms throughout the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD). Leah Cox, GISD’s Healthy Schools Healthy Families program manager, says healthy snacks can rival the taste and appeal of popular, packaged foods. “It’s all about the presentation,” says Cox. “Get your kids involved in preparing snacks. It’s …

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Snack Attack: How to Prepare for the Inevitable When Hunger Strikes

When hunger hits, you automatically go for whatever food items are within reach. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and have a healthy snack haven stocked and ready to grab, says Leah Cox, Genesee Intermediate School District’s Healthy Schools Healthy Families program manager. She recommends getting kids involved in selecting and stocking healthy snacks. …

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Nature’s RX: Why Getting Outside Is Good for Us

Getting outdoors is good for your health and disposition, according to a growing body of researchers. Sure, there’s the value of heart-pumping exertion, which benefits the cardiovascular systems, but there’s something more. Several studies, including one published in Environmental Science and Technology in 2011, suggest exercise outdoors benefits mental well-being more than the same type of …

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