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December 28, 2016

Author: KRISTIN BLANCHARD STEARNS

Insurance enrollment help is available

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Health Insurance coverage is an issue that should be on everyone’s mind. Yes, it is a big deal. Yes, it can be overwhelming. Enrollment is open until Jan. 31, so you still have time to sign up for a plan. Let’s talk about getting covered. What is this Affordable Care Act, “ACA,” “Obamacare,” or “Marketplace Insurance”?

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December 21, 2016

Author: MIKE BURNS

Local Support available to help prevent type 2 diabetes

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There are a lot of things in our life that we cannot control or prevent. Fortunately, Type 2 diabetes is one thing that we can prevent or at least delay with some knowledge, effort and perseverance.

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December 14, 2016

Author: KERRI ROBERTSON

Feeling like a Scrooge? How to manage stress

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The holidays seem to be one of those times of the year that people either love or loathe.

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December 7, 2016

Author: LIDIA KALSOW

Encouraging children to eat veggies in fun ways

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It’s no secret that children can be difficult to convince when it comes to trying new things. The website Choose MyPlate, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, recommends half our plate be filled with fruits and vegetables. This can be daunting to parents who struggle to get their kids to take a bite of vegetable at the dinner table.

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November 30, 2016

Author: LIZ KROLL

Making the case for healthier food donations

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What does “food insecurity” mean? It means people or households are limited in their resources to buy food. It can also mean they’re running out of food, cutting the quality of their food, eating unbalanced meals and maybe even skipping meals. Food insecurity is closely linked with high rates of obesity, diabetes and other health problems, and this is partly due to the lack of choices supplied by food pantries. As families depend on donated foods more and more for a greater share of their nutritional needs, the quality of those foods becomes more important. Local research has shown that one-third of all donated pantry food is of low nutritional value, damaged or very outdated.

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November 23, 2016

Author: DAWN KIND

Feature veggies for healthy holiday meal

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Guess who’s coming to your holiday dinner?

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November 18, 2016

Author: LIZ ABLER

Great American Smoke-Out’ quitting event comes Nov. 17

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The Great American Smoke-out is Nov. 17. So what’s new in tobacco prevention?

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November 9, 2016

Author: LAURA APFELBECK

Ways to spice up important family meals

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Iowa State University reports that not only do family meals offer children a chance to learn about their family’s values and culture, but that children who eat with their families eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Even better? Teens who eat with their families are less likely to smoke, drink and use drugs, according to the research.

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November 2, 2016

Author: PAMELA KRUEGER

Learn to live your best life to increase wellness, longevity

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Do you want to live a longer, happier and healthier life? Wellness plays a significant role in the quality and longevity of your life! What is wellness, anyway? Wellness matters and is often described as a balance of your mind, body and spirit, which results in an overall feeling of well-being.

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October 27, 2016

Author: AMY GIFFIN

Eating healthy at school can be easy

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In summer 2016, the Sheboygan Area School District approved eliminating reduced- price meal fees for families. This means all students under 185 percent of the poverty level now receive free lunches and breakfasts where available.

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