#NPHW18: Ensuring the Right to Health

By |2018-04-03T12:16:33-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Health Insurance Navigation, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|

“Ensuring the Right to Health” is the theme of the final day of National Public Health Week. This topic falls under the mission of Suwannee River AHEC “to promote and provide access to quality health connections in our community.” American Public Health Association has identified three pillars for ensuring the right to health which include: access [...]

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#NPHW18: Environmental Health

By |2018-04-03T12:16:22-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

Today is Day 3 of National Public Health Week. Today’s theme is environmental health. Air pollution contributes to thousands of premature births and costs billions of dollars. Asthma, lead poisoning, and mercury levels are the environmental health issues we often think of as affecting quality of life. However, the largest environmental issue, climate change, affects our [...]

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National Nutrition Month: Meatless Mondays

By |2018-03-29T17:53:12-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

Since the movement began in the U.S. in 2003, Meatless Mondays have become a healthy habit for people living in over 40 countries, from Slovakia to South Africa. The Monday Campaigns’ initiative for temporary vegetarianism initially started with the goal of reducing Americans’ saturated fat intake by 15%, and now also promotes the benefits of no-meat [...]

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#NPHW18: Behavioral Health

By |2018-03-29T17:53:18-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|

National Public Health Week 2018 is underway. Today’s focus is Behavioral Health, a dimension of health that Suwannee River AHEC is well versed in. American Public Health Association’s emphasis on behavioral health revolves around the prominent opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction is killing thousands of Americans each year—91 people each day (Behavioral Health, n.d.). Though the opioid [...]

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National Nutrition Month: MyPlate 101

By |2018-03-21T16:15:28-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your diet, using MyPlate as a guide is a great place to start. MyPlate recommends that your diet be comprised of 50% fruits and vegetables, 50% grains and lean protein, plus some low-fat dairy and limited added fats/sugars. It’s important to note that the plate in MyPlate represents [...]

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National Nutrition Month: Feeding the Family

By |2018-03-15T17:17:52-04:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

In a world filled with Happy Meals and SpongeBob-shaped fruit snacks, it can be challenging to get kids to eat healthy. Habits that kids learn during childhood, however, can make a lasting difference for their weight and overall health in adulthood. Use these 10 tips to help foster healthy habits within your home! Eat meals together. [...]

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National Nutrition Month: #MealPrepSunday

By |2018-03-15T12:38:08-04:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

Meal preparation refers to the habit of proactively planning, cooking, and packaging food to be eaten over a specified period of time (usually 3 – 7 days). Although it may seem like a fad popularized by fitness gurus on Instagram, #mealprep is actually a tried and true strategy for eating healthier! Studies show that it can [...]

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Go Red for Women Today & Every Day!

By |2018-06-06T18:36:39-04:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

It kills one in three women in the United States every year, but many consider it only a man’s disease. Heart disease kills more people in the U.S. every year than all forms of cancer combined. February is American Heart Month, a time for women to take control of their cardiovascular health. Go Red For Women [...]

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National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections

By |2017-12-13T19:48:23-05:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Education, Health Insurance Navigation, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|

National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections This week is the 23rd annual National Health Education Week. The theme for 2017 is Scaling New Heights: Health Educators Know What’s Up with today’s focus being Healthy Connections, our specialty! Here at Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, one of our goals is to create healthy connections in the [...]

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