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Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by TammySue McGee on January 30, 2018

        


Most of us get more sodium than we need. Even if you go easy on the salt shaker, your sodium intake may still be high. Packaged and prepared foods such as ready-to-eat products or restaurants meals are common sources of sodium. Learn about common sources of sodium. Begin the new year by making small changes that lead to big wins. For more healthy tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
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Published by TammySue McGee on January 10, 2018

        


Lady holding a sport water bottleAs the temperature continues to rise, let’s take advantage of some health tips to keep us cool. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy! Try at least one of the 10 Tips for Better Beverages. View more beverage tips + a video on making small changes for a healthier drink. Sip smart! For more healthful tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Derek Soto on June 1, 2017

        


Cutting Grass with a lawnmowerYou don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by TammySue McGee on June 1, 2017

        


Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Derek Soto on May 22, 2017

        


Active Gardening

Did you know that gardening is a form of physical activity?

Switch up your routine and spend time playing in the dirt!

Explore some ideas for being more active and take advantage of some gardening resources.

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Published by Derek Soto on May 1, 2017

        


A picture with a young boy and his parents, that says "Family is why" along with the American Heart Association logo.

The American Heart Association wants to help you stay heart healthy!

For starters, check out the six most popular foods that can add high levels of sodium to your diet, “Sodium-Did You Know?”

You can also learn about how much sodium you should eat, how to reduce sodium, and much more by visiting Sodium Break Up.


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Published by Derek Soto on May 1, 2017

        


Sodium Myths and facts.The American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids.

The science is clear….
Our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.


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Published by Derek Soto on May 1, 2017

        


An image of leftover food in containers placed in the refrigerator.Plan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep.

Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together.

Check out tips for meal planning made easy and tips on food waste.

Be sure to visit the CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.


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Published by Derek Soto on March 1, 2017

        


Grabbing food in a buffet line.Tip of the Day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Planning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Derek Soto on February 13, 2017

        


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