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Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicle

Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicle Yield: 6 (3 oz. mold) Ingredients: 2 cups strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 cup plain yogurt Directions: Place the strawberries and sugar in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. 2....

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It’s Still Strawberry Season!

3 reasons why strawberries make a great snack: By Danielle Pothier MS, RD, CHWC Easy to eat and versatile. Fresh strawberries can simply be eaten whole, packed to go or used in a variety of recipes, such as, salads, sandwiches with cheese or nut butter, salsa,...

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A day in the life of a Healthy Roots Volunteer

My experience gleaning with Healthy Roots certainly was an enjoyable one. This was my first time gleaning, and on the days leading up to it I was concerned that the weather might be less than ideal. However, as I drove down the scenic Route 2 towards Pomykala Farm in...

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Alternative Seating in Classrooms

Kids crave movement and it has been shown that physical activity can actually boost learning and the retention of information. Many teachers have regular Brain Breaks throughout the day, where students are given the chance to move their bodies and use some of their...

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The Mile A Day Challenge

RiseVT’s Small Business Umbrella just wrapped up the “Mile A Day Challenge” for its members. For four weeks, members had to log one mile for six days each week. A “Mile” could be walking, or one of the many equivalent activities that RiseVT provided. Ultimately, there...

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Ice Fishing in Vermont

Do you need open water in order to fish? No. Rise Vermont will be talking about ice fishing locally, and how it can be done simply right here in Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Vermont offers the greatest variety of high-quality freshwater ice fishing in New...

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Local Ice Rinks

  It’s February!  Get outside and MOVE!  It can feel darker and colder than many of the months we celebrate in Vermont and we often rise in the dark and come home from work long after the sun has set.  However, there are lots of opportunities now that the...

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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Chances are that you have heard that it is important to practice mindfulness in the workplace. Many large companies, such as Google and General Mills are investing in mindfulness training for their staff. Why? They realize that staff’s attention is constantly being...

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Let winter MOVE you!

RiseVT strongly encourages people to get out in nature and move regardless of the weather; don’t let snow stop you from exploring all those fun and exciting trails! Over the last month, I have met a handful of New Vermonters who are experiencing snow for the first...

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