Category Archives: Schools

Calm the chaos with healthy after school snacks

As York County students get back on the school bus this week, I’m sure many parents are enjoying the quiet that has settled over the house. Just listen to the nothing for a moment. OK. Done? I’m not a parent … Continue reading

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My healthier life: Savanna’s story

Since 2010, many organizations that represent government, healthcare, education, business, faith-based and community organizations have been working together to improve the health of those who live, work, play and learn in the City of York. This movement to implement policy, … Continue reading

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Garden brings “Hope” to Salem Square

When walking from Penn Street onto Hope Street, which resembles an alley more than a road, it is hard not to be surprised by the beautiful garden adorning a one acre property in the very heart of the Salem Square … Continue reading

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York wins childhood obesity grant

York’s Eat Play Breathe program will get a $100,000 boost to fight childhood obesity, thanks to a grant from the American Beverage Association and the The United States Conference of Mayors. York was one of six cities across the country … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 11/8/13: FDA takes action against trans fats; Mac and cheese makeover?

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Big food news: Some pesky bad-for-you ingredients might just bite the dust. The Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Wholesome Tummies serves up healthy meals for the classroom

Former teacher Kelly Jarvis is building franchise, one meal at a time.

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Students get to know farmers during National Farm to School Month

Several York County school districts are hosting activities to promote fresh produce and local farmers Oct. 14 through Oct. 18.

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Wellness Wrap 9/27/13: Weight Watchers in York; Burger King unveils healthier fries; President quits smoking

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Health report card: An analysis … Continue reading

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Quitters! Districts bailing on healthier school lunches

Thorns: To news that, after just one year, many school districts quit the new federal lunch program that promoted healthier foods.

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Lincoln Charter School receives grant to fight childhood obesity

The Highmark Foundation awarded $2,500 to 10 schools from Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.

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