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Liven Up Your Meals

Image of two hands holding (up to the camera) a clear bowl of salad leaves and cut onions sprinkled on top. Below the hands (background) on a brown table there are various vegetables displayed "around the bowl" Top left is cucumbers and peppers. Going to the right would be two bowls of vegetables and tomatoes. Going down would be uncut carrots, cut cucumbers, a plate of Roma Tomatoes and a small salad with 3 tomatoes on top. to the left are more vegetables on a plate. sliced tomatoes, onions, and tomatoes on a cutting board. To the left of the board are vegetable in a bowl. In ascending order would be uncut carrots. more vegetables on a platter, and a utility knifeTired 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 Gloria Mattocks on February 8, 2020

        


Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Image of several children running through grass with caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Gloria Mattocks on December 20, 2019

        


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Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress is a normal part of life, however, too much stress can be harmful. The American Heart Association recommends how to Fight Stress with Healthy Habits. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Carol Dunning on February 1, 2019