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Healthy Snacks on the Go!

Now that school is back in session, everyone seems to be a little bit busier. When you’re always on the go, it can be hard to find time for nutritious snacks. Instead of running through the drive-thru, check out this list of quick and easy snacks that are great for families on the go! Bananas [...]

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Best Practices for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving behind us, how did you do with your holiday eating behaviors?  Did you need your stretchy pants?  Did you make room for any fruits or vegetables?  Was your whole plate covered in gravy?  If you didn’t do as well as you wanted, here are 10 tips you can try out at upcoming holiday [...]

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Eating Healthy During Summer Cookouts

Summer is here and most of us will probably attend a cook out or barbecue or host our own. While cookouts are great to spend time with family and friends, they might not be great for your health. According to The Daily Meal, a single day of barbecue eating could total 2,652 calories!  Check out [...]

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

There is no better time to get rid of your unhealthy eating habits than March, which is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme, “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle” starts at the time when many New Year’s resolutions start to fail.  National Nutrition Month is a great reminder to try and eat a wholesome diet and [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions – Healthy Eating

It’s officially 2015!  After the holidays and all of the goodies and sweets we have eaten, it is normal for us to set New Year’s Resolutions which, for the majority of us, means making goals for weight loss or other issues. Our society is becoming so fast paced that we want things to be taken [...]

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Tricks and Treats & Calories Galore!

Happy Halloween! Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the Halloween candy. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in Halloween treats!  Before you reach into that candy bowl, check [...]

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6 tips to get through the fair without packing on the pounds

The fair is finally here and so are the thousands of calories that come along with it! From fried Oreos to cotton candy and corn dogs to pizza, it’s easy to indulge in some not-so-healthy treats and leave your stomach feeling sick. So before you head to the fair, read these six simple tips below [...]

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Eat Right – Your Way, Every Day!

Post Written by Karen Gough, R.D. March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is: “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” which encourages personalizing your own healthy eating style and recognizing food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns which all impact individual food choices. Remember: ALWAYS include the foods that you [...]

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16 Healthy After-School Snack Ideas for Indy Parents

Start the school year right with these healthy, after-school snack ideas and get an “A” for these amazingly fun and easy-to-make treats — thanks to HealthNet’s Health Promotions staff: Apple slices with peanut butter Fruit with low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese Banana or grapes with low-fat or fat-free milk Smoothie with yogurt, fruit and ice [...]

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4 Days ‘til July 4th Weekend: PART FOUR – Health Promotions

The final entry of our four-part blog series that has been full of introductions brings you an inside look at HealthNet’s Health Promotions!  A team that helps patients stay on the right track AFTER they leave the doctor’s office. ——————————————————————– Meet – Health Promotions   Community health centers are successful because of the fact that [...]

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