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Health Costs: What Hangs in the Balance in this Upcoming Presidential Election?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Friday, October 26, 2012

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With the 2012 Presidential Election quickly approaching, it can be nerve-racking for young adults between the ages of 18-25 to see where they will fall with either candidate if President Obama gets re-elected, or if Governor Mitt Romney gets elected. Below is the breakdown of what will happen to some health care costs access and the state of the Affordable Care Act depending on which candidate wins the Presidential Election.

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SPIN Working Alongside Women’s Ice Hockey Team

Monday, October 22, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Monday, October 22, 2012

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The peer education group SPIN (Students Promoting Information on Nutrition) has started working with the Women’s Ice Hockey Team to help improve their knowledge on nutrition. This is the first program of its kind where nutrition students are educating their student peer athletes! They hope to continue working with other sport teams in the future, as of now, the women’s gymnastics team has also showed an interest. The peer educators’ goals are to debunk common health myths and to teach the team how to eat in order to reach peak performance.

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Healthy Foods for Fall

Friday, October 19, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Friday, October 19, 2012
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Fall is the air, and luckily that means some yummy and nutritious fare is back in season.

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The Nutrition Behind Whiter Teeth

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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There are so many advertisements today about how to get brighter, whiter teeth, and who doesn’t want perfect pearly whites? From Crest 3D White mouthwash to the generic brands of whitening strips, the amount of money made off theses products is overwhelming. For 20 treatments of Crest 3D White Professional Effects white strips, it costs approximately $54! As a college student it may be difficult to find the extra money to get your teeth brighter, but luckily there are ways to prevent your teeth from stains and other erosion that may occur in your mouth!

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Superfoods to the Rescue

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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We learn about the food pyramid early in life so we already know how to eat a balanced meal. There are some foods however, that are better than others. These are called “superfoods”. These foods can help boost immunity, and decrease the risk of some diseases and cancers. Some can even fight wrinkles, improve memory, and help you lose and keep weight off! It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Foods really can have these effects on you, maybe not instantly, but they will make a difference when you incorporate them into your daily diet.

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National Nutrition Month

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March is National Nutrition Month, so for everyone who made a New Years resolution to eat better but maybe hasn’t always stayed on track, ahem, myself, this is a great time to focus on “getting your plate in shape” . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this annual educational and informational campaign to stress the importance of making healthy food choices and developing lifelong eating and physical activity habits.

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Sunday Fun-day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

With spring break only a few weeks away, I have seen the gym with a constant influx of students, faculty, and staff in determination to get their beach body ready. However, there is one catch. I tend to see these die-hard, rock hard ab go-getters at the Hamel Recreation Center on Mondays through Saturdays. So where are they on Sunday, you may ask?

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4 Creative Ways to Get Your Veggies

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Often vegetables have a stigma attached to them as being tasteless and unpleasant to eat.  Also, it can seem like a salad is the only way to get your greens for the day.  However, there are plenty of creative recipes that incorporate vegetables to provide the nutrients you need while still tasting delicious.  The first two include kale, one of the most nutrient rich greens, loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin C, calcium and 5g of fiber.  Its antioxidant content provides some protection against cancer and its fiber content aids in lowering cholesterol.  These reci

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USDA Announces New Guidelines to Improve School Nutrition

Monday, February 6, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Monday, February 6, 2012

The days of mystery meat sandwiches should soon be over, and replaced by healthier options throughout our nation’s school lunch program. This past Wednesday, January 25, the USDA, in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama, announced new guidelines for healthier school meal programs.  This announcement came in coordination with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, signed in December 2010 by President Obama.

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Why Go Organic?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

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For the health conscious student who does not have a meal plan, here is some information regarding where your purchased food comes from.

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