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Getting down to the core

Fall is fast approaching, which means apple season is right around the corner. Apple picking is a great activity for all ages. It’s a way to get some fresh air, exercise and explore all an orchard has to offer – from learning how an apple grows, to discovering and...

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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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Getting back on a sleep schedule

By Cristine Griffing, ATC; reviewed by Deanne Haag, MD After much needed, unscheduled summer fun, adjusting to a back-to-school schedule can take time and patience (from both parent and child). Parents and experts alike know the importance of a good...

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It’s Back to School Time!

Three steps to packing a nutritious lunch By Danielle Pothier, MS, RD, CHWC Wellness Specialist, Northwestern Lifestyle Medicine Consider these steps when packing a lunch that will keep your child happy while also providing essential nutrients needed for...

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Go Bananas With RiseVT for Smoothies

St. Albans – Have you peddled on RiseVT smoothies bikes? Did you walk away wanting more of that delicious and nutritious smoothie your peddle power created? While you might not have a smoothie bike at home, all you need is a blender and the nutritious ingredients of...

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Maple Leaf Montessori Shines Gold

By Jessica Purvis Frost, RiseVT Wellness Specialist Every year schools have the opportunity to work with RiseVT to improve their wellness for staff and students. RiseVT engaged with many schools throughout Franklin and Grand Isle Counties in...

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Sweet Potato Corn Cake

Sweet Potato Corn Cake Servings: 10 Recipe adapted from www.epicurious.com 3 lbs. sweet potatoes 1 cup fresh sweet corn, cut from the cob 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt 1 large egg ⅓ cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup plain breadcrumbs Steps: Preheat...

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A Tasteful look at Sweet Corn

A Tasteful look at Sweet Corn By Danielle Pothier, MS, RD, CHWC, Wellness Specialist Northwestern Lifestyle Medicine and Johanna Setta, Food Access Coordinator, Healthy Roots Collaborative Is there anything better than eating fresh sweet corn? Its complex...

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