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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Nov 5, 2019

By Alli DeLay, Dietetic Intern

Did you know that more than 30 million people in the U.S have diabetes and 1 in 4 of them don't know they have it? Over 84 million U.S. adults are pre-diabetic and almost 90% of them don't know it. 

So, what is diabetes? It is a disease that affects how the body uses food for energy. Since the body's cells are unable to use food properly,

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Teal Pumpkin Project and Healthier Halloween Treats

Teal Pumpkin Project and Healthier Halloween Treats

Oct 8, 2019

By Taylor Willhite, Dietetic Intern

In recent years, you may have noticed an increase in the number of teal-colored pumpkins, but you may be unaware of the important meaning behind them. A teal pumpkin is used to indicate to trick-or-treaters that the house offers non-food items. This has gained popularity from the Teal Pumpkin Project®, which aims to raise awareness of

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Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips

Aug 23, 2019

The start of a new school year brings all sorts of excitement....new school supplies, new friends, fun activities....but it can also be a dangerous time of year, especially for young children.

Every day in the U.S. more than 40 kids are hit by a vehicle while walking. That’s more than 15,000 children injured each year.

  • Teach kids at an early age to look left, right
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