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  • Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

    Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

    Published: November 27, 2019

    While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

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  • Brighter Bites Receives 2019 Seeds of Hope Award

    Brighter Bites Receives 2019 Seeds of Hope Award

    Published: November 27, 2019

    Brighter Bites is ringing in a big win after receiving the RESULTS Houston Seeds of Hope Award last week! The award is bestowed annually to an honoree who is making a meaningful impact in the work to end poverty, and Brighter Bites, with its mission to provide free fresh produce to underserved communities around the U.S. and change healthy behaviors among children and families, is making that positive impact in flying colors.

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  • Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

    Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

    Published: November 22, 2019

    While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

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  • Need more fiber in your diet? Try Smoky Apple Cider, Squash and Spinach Salad

    Need more fiber in your diet? Try Smoky Apple Cider, Squash and Spinach Salad

    Published: November 13, 2019

    When a person has diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin that it produces. This leads to a sugar buildup in the blood stream, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Frisco ISD launches vaping prevention initiatives as student referrals increase

    Frisco ISD launches vaping prevention initiatives as student referrals increase

    Published: November 08, 2019

    The number of Frisco ISD students receiving court referrals for e-cigarettes and vaping has more than doubled since 2017, prompting FISD to launch a vaping prevention and intervention program this school year.

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  • Restricting flavored tobacco could curb youth use

    Restricting flavored tobacco could curb youth use

    Published: November 05, 2019

    Policies that restrict flavored tobacco access can reduce teen use in as little as six months, a study in Massachusetts suggests. Researchers compared two towns 30 miles apart and found that after one community passed a restrictive policy in 2016, flavored tobacco availability and use dropped the next year.

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  • Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Published: October 30, 2019

    Five years ago, Harlingen became one of Texas’ few cities to launch a Mayor’s Wellness Council. Soon, Healthy Harlingen was born to combat one of the state’s highest rates of diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

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  • Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Published: October 30, 2019

    Five years ago, Harlingen became one of Texas’ few cities to launch a Mayor’s Wellness Council. Soon, Healthy Harlingen was born to combat one of the state’s highest rates of diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

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  • Garden for Health program invites the community to get their hands dirty

    Garden for Health program invites the community to get their hands dirty

    Published: October 24, 2019

    The UTHealth community has an opportunity to dig into the ground and learn gardening basics... READ MORE.

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  • Not All Sugar Is Created Equal

    Not All Sugar Is Created Equal

    Published: October 23, 2019

    Science is clear that consuming too much sugar comes with some significant risks: A high-sugar diet contributes to health issues like obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and even heart disease.

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