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  • Food Challenge: Eliminate Waste

    Food Challenge: Eliminate Waste

    March 29, 2018

    Our third challenge asked participants to reduce waste by starting a compost pit with any biodegradable food scraps. We also asked them to recycle paper and plastic by using reusable kitchenware and canvas grocery bags.

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  • Food Challenge: Meal Prepping

    Food Challenge: Meal Prepping

    March 22, 2018

    For our second challenge we asked participants to plan ahead and meal prep for the week. We asked them to start with checking what food they already had and buying only what they needed. Then they could prep all their meals for the week using reusable containers.

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  • Food Challenge: Re-Use and Store

    Food Challenge: Re-Use and Store

    March 15, 2018

    This challenge encourages the cleaning out of your fridge and pantry by making a list of what you have, reorganizing it, reusing any leftovers and freezing food for later use.

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  • American Heart Month: Hearty Hot Sauce

    American Heart Month: Hearty Hot Sauce

    February 28, 2018

    February was American Heart Month, teaching people how to make healthier choices for a healthy heart. Making changes, even small ones, to your diet and exercise routine can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, of which 2,300 Americans die from every day.

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  • Parents: What Should You Know About E-Cigarettes?

    Parents: What Should You Know About E-Cigarettes?

    January 30, 2018

    Smoking is still rampant among many teenagers across America, except most products are now delivered by an electronic system also known as e-cigarettes.

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  • Make a Healthy Choice: Nutrition Labels

    Make a Healthy Choice: Nutrition Labels

    January 17, 2018

    In the past, if you walked into a grocery store looking for peanut butter, you’d grab the one brand of peanut butter they had and check out. Now when you walk into a grocery store there are at least five different types of peanut butter, not to mention all of the alternative nut butters.

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  • Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    January 9, 2018

    New Year’s Eve comes with all the hope and promise of a new year. It’s a time to reflect on the past and optimistically make plans for the future. While most Americans make resolutions every year, 80% of resolutions will be forgotten or left behind by February.

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  • Keep your family healthy this holiday season: food safety

    Keep your family healthy this holiday season: food safety

    December 14, 2017

    With so many food-centered events coming up this holiday season, it’s time to brush up on your food safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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  • C's The Day: Mini-Grant Opportunity

    C's The Day: Mini-Grant Opportunity

    November 30, 2017

    The Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health is providing grants to give communities in Central Texas the opportunity to incorporate or continue incorporating already established social and emotional learning practices into their youth- based organizations through this year’s initiative: C’s the Day: Caring Communities Create Capable Children.

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  • Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

    Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

    November 9, 2017

    Thanksgiving dinner is one of the highlights of fall. Make sure your healthy habits don’t disappear to make room for more pie!

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