March 29, 2016 1:22 PMCategory: Nutrition

Springtime Bloom: Community Gardens and Farmers Markets

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With April around the corner, community gardens and farmers markets are gearing up for another season! Community Gardens      There are many Plan4Health groups working to improve access to healthy food through community gardens. The coalition in Summit County, Ohio focused their Plan4Health efforts on expanding the use of garden space and combating food deserts through the […]

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August 7, 2015 5:50 PMCategory: Nutrition

U.S. Not Getting Daily Intake of Fruit and Veggies

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Recently, the CDC released a report that calls attention to the average number of fruits and vegetable that are eaten by people in each state. We wanted to share this post from Mother Jones, which shows a very clear chart of which states have the highest percentage of daily intake consuming fresh produce. USDA’s “… guidelines suggest that […]

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July 13, 2015 10:34 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Complete Streets to Promote Physical Activity

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Interested in designing “complete streets” for your community but not sure where to start? Here’s a slideshow of Dangerously Incomplete Streets that provides visual examples on how to assess your current streets and intersections. Thanks to the Eastern Highlands Health District of the Connecticut Plan4Health coalition for sharing this link! Studies are showing the importance of complete […]

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