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Monday, August 3, 2015

Heading Off to College with Health in Mind

During the month of August, many young adults venture off to tech school or college for the first time. It is a time filled with a lot of excitement and a lot of “firsts.” For many young adults, this is the first time they are completely in charge of their health. Making wise food choices and staying physically active is important to help young adults do well in their studies and be at their best physically, socially, and emotionally.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Partners for Affordable Housing — and Healthy Eating

What do housing and health have in common? In Mankato, the answer is Partners for Affordable Housing (PAH).

PAH strives not only to help clients secure long-term housing but also to improve the health and nutrition of their families being served. The shared goal of improved nutrition and cooking skills forms the basis of the ongoing partnership between SNAP-Ed Educator Rachel Jones and PAH. And the class series that brings it all together? Cooking Matters® Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stay Hydrated with Healthy Beverages in Summer


Summer is a great time for outdoor physical activity. But whether you’re working or playing outside, it’s important to remember to drink enough fluids, especially water, to keep your body hydrated. To be hydrated literally means to provide water in order to supply or maintain fluid balance. To be dehydrated means your body needs more water to get back in balance.
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