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October 20, 2014
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When Pears are as Exotic as Rainbows and Unicorns

I have mixed feelings about the annual “Eat a Rainbow Week” our local health department organizes in our community. It’s a week of events designed to promote fruit and vegetable eating – in schools, restaurants, farmer’s markets, etc. This is … Continue reading

March 27, 2014
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North Carolina DHHS Secretary’s Obesity Fix: Let’s Move the Vending Machines Somewhere Out Of Sight

I recently attended the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit in Raleigh and had the pleasure of hearing our state’s Secretary of Health and Human Services explain to the audience of childhood obesity prevention experts that … Continue reading

March 10, 2014
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Does Where You Live Affect How Well You Live?

How does the community you live in impact your wellness? Where I live, a lot of people, myself included, live in a kind of semi-rural setting: large wooded lots, houses on a couple of acres or much more, spread far … Continue reading

January 22, 2014
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Living Rural and Being Active: My Surprisingly Rough Road

While I was building my house in the lovely country setting where I live now, I dreamed of the life I’d live here. Ten miles from town, surrounded by woods, we would build a wellness oasis where living a healthy, … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
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Don’t Hide Out in Your Healthy Home

If you are a “typical” middle-class American mom (pretty focused on home, kids, and family, whether you work or not) you might be aware that you owe some ideological allegiance to your nineteenth century sisters. In Britain and America around … Continue reading