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Stay ahead of concussions

By Cristine Griffing, ATC and Danielle Trombley, ATC Your child’s back-to-school schedule likely involves returning to fall sports. Involvement in athletics can boost not only physical fitness in our young population but has added social and learning...

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Take a safe route to school

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national initiative to support more students in safely walking and biking to and from school.  The program encourages implementing changes using the “5E’s” approach – Encouragement, Education, Evaluation, Engineering and...

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Get the scoop on pumpkins

Pumpkins are a rich source of beta carotene, which helps protects cells from cancer causing damage and is a precursor to Vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision, proper cell growth and a strong immune system. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean all...

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Would it Kale you to eat more greens?

As cool months start to settle in, kale is one of the few green species that thrive in cooler temperatures. This green leafy vegetable is high in Vitamins A, C and K and are a good source of fiber. Incorporating kale into your diet, along with other dark...

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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Vermont Harvest of the Month Serves 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1 lb dried pasta 4 Tbsp unsalted butter ½ onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 tsp dried thyme 4 Tbsp flour 2 cups milk 2 cups grated cheddar 2 cups...

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Adding physical activity into your day

Children are frequently associated having the ability to stay at a high level of energy for long periods of time. This natural form of play does not have to be just for kids. However, to get adults be more physically active we need to be creative. The...

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Getting down to the core

Written By; Danielle Pothier, MS, RD, CHWC, Wellness Specialist Northwestern Lifestyle Medicine and Johanna Setta, Food Access Coordinator, Healthy Roots Collaborative Fall is fast approaching, which means apple season is right around the corner. Apple picking is a...

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Small businesses make a big impact

By proclamation, St. Albans City is now officially a Breast-feeding Friendly City. St. Albans is one of only a handful of towns across the U.S. with such a designation. This is something to be celebrated. Not only for what it reflects as a community value,...

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The taste of summer

Written By; Danielle Pothier, MS, RD, CHWC, Wellness Specialist Northwestern Lifestyle Medicine and Johanna Setta, Food Access Coordinator, Healthy Roots Collaborative Summer might be winding down, but many home gardens are just beginning to reap the...

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