Category Archives: Healthy tips

Check out what YDR staffers used for #brownbagyork

There’s a just a few days left to participate in the Brown Bag Challenge by either commenting on our daily posts or sharing a photo of your lunch by using #brownbagyork. We asked some of our YDR staff members to … Continue reading

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Better or worse: Make the healthy choice for your lunch

Packing a nutritionally dense lunch is sometimes more challenging than it seems. You forgot to pack a lunch the night before and hitting the snooze button one too many times has left you with little hope of eating anything healthy … Continue reading

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#Brownbagyork: Pack inexpensive, healthy lunches your kids will eat

Shrewsbury mom Kelly Jarvis, who owns a Wholesome Tummie franchise in York County, shares lunch-packing tips for your kids.

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#Brownbagyork: Packing for lunch on the go

As a photojournalist, my days are unpredictable. My schedule can completely change at a moment’s notice, and there are plenty of days when my car is my office. But I’m also the hungriest person I know, and need regular meals … Continue reading

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#Brownbagyork: Staples to keep on hand to make packing easy

By Julie Stefanski, dietitian with WellSpan When was the last time you took to the road for a week-long vacation without even a single item packed? Before a vacation, most people prepare by thinking about what to pack, possibly making … Continue reading

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Win prizes with No Sweat, York’s Brown Bag Challenge

I know how those mornings go. You forgot to pack a lunch the night before and hitting the snooze button one too many times has left you with little hope of eating anything healthy today. But what if you were … Continue reading

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Family First Health launches Starts with Apples

Family First Health will be celebrating October’s National Health Literacy Month — which is also National Apple Month — with a series of events called “Starts With Apples.” Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information … Continue reading

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Fighting my fall eating habits

I have a hard time when this time of year creeps around. I drink all of the pumpkin spiced lattes. I eat all of the apple butter, apple pie, pumpkin bread and sugary treats. I stop exercising because it gets … Continue reading

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Change the way your kids eat at snack time

By Julie Stefanski, WellSpan Dietitian Unfortunately, kids today are not eating enough fruits, vegetables, or high calcium foods and are getting more treat foods than necessary.  It’s up to us as caregivers to make the smart choice at the grocery … Continue reading

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The wonderful miracle of coconut oil

My mother-in-law bought coconut oil for the first time last winter, and I guess that’s when it first gained popularity. My sister-in-law was using it to remove her make up and moisturize her skin (yes, her arms and legs and … Continue reading

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