Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Investing In Green

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

The health benefits of chlorophyll are many, from giving you fresh breath to helping prevent cancers. Some good examples of foods that contain high levels of chlorophyll are spinach, parsley and basil. Chlorophyll is what makes plants green.

Find out more about chlorophyll.

Infections: Don’t Pass It On

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The campaign develops and distributes education and communication materials for the VA community that promote:
* Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
* Annual seasonal influenza vaccination
* Correct and appropriate use of personal protective equipment
* Pandemic influenza preparedness and response
* Basic public health measures to prevent transmission of infection

What you can do to reduce the spread of infection:

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
* Stay home when you are sick and limit contact with others.
* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
* Get your seasonal flu shot.

Healthy Eating

Friday, July 12th, 2013
  • Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle [color; b/w
  • Be Choosey in the Dining Hall [color; b/w
  • Mini-Fridge Makeover [color; b/w
  • Stay Fit on Campus [color; b/w]
  • Be an Active Family [color; b/w
  • Be Active Adults [color; b/w
  • Enjoy Food from Many Cultures [color

Edible Plant Guide

Gardening Resources

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Whistle While You Work Gardening
Guide To Edible Plants

The United States Department of Agriculture is offering these interactive and exploratory lessons as a creative way to connect gardens with nutrition messages in the classroom, cafeteria or lunch room, and at home. Whether your garden is large or small and your growing season is long or short, these materials can help you:

  • Change how children think and feel about fruits and vegetables.
  • Foster an awareness of where foods come from.
  • Get kids’ attention with colorful visuals, games, and activities that are age-appropriate and fun.
  • Integrate gardening and nutrition into English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Health lessons.
  • Provide nutrition messages that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.

For Use with Preschoolers

For Use with Elementary School Age Children