Category Archives: Healthy tips

Family First Health dentists to offer free screenings for kids as part of YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Family First Health’s dental directors Drs. Joseph and LaJuan Mountain will provide free dental screenings to children as part of the York YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, April 26, 2014. In partnership with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, the Mountains … Continue reading

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day is April 26, 2014!

Today, according to the York City Bureau of Health, 44 percent of York children aged 2 to 19 are overweight or obese.  In addition, most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the … Continue reading

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Want to eat healthier? Try seeing the glass as half-full

When my stomach rumbles around 3:00 pm, I often struggle to reach for an apple instead of a cookie. Despite knowing the advantages of choosing a piece of fruit over a baked good, I’m still tempted by the call of … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Quick and easy vegan snacks

Some diets say no snacks, and some say they are mandatory. All I know is, I love vegan snacks. What is your favorite snack on Meatout Mondays?

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Eat Your Greens this year with help from Family First Health

Do you find it tough to fit a few more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Help is on the way. Stop by Central Market York 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for some fun encouragement by Family First Health … Continue reading

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Take a caloric inventory to reach wellness goals

It’s late evening, dinner has passed, and you are sitting around watching television, on the internet, or using your mobile device. Maybe boredom creeps in, or maybe it’s just a habit, but you find yourself eating and not really paying … Continue reading

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Teen chefs stream live for Girl Scout program

The live episodes broadcast culinary knowledge and healthy eating habits.

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Healthy Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Sauce recipe a crowd-pleaser

A little bit of Panko goes a long way in this recipe, providing crunch without the fat from deep-frying.

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For a more filling breakfast, choose oatmeal over cold cereal

New research has found if you want to keep that growling stomach at bay after breakfast, you should choose oatmeal instead of cereal as your first meal of the day.

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Chocolate Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing recipe a lighter version of grandma’s dessert

Beets provide moisture and sweetness, but not as many calories as butter and sugar.

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