Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child

Contributed by Brandi Fitch

Do you have a child who hates eating vegetables? Is it a constant struggle to get them to eat healthy? Don’t stress because you’re not alone! There are many tips and “how to’s” that exist about how to address these concerns. With so many suggestions in the world, how do you choose which tips to try? The decision is up to you, as every family (and child) is different, and some exercises may work better for your child than others. The most important thing to remember? Start with small changes!


Why Focus on Heart Health?

Contributed by Brandi Fitch

As February is American Heart Month, several free heart-healthy programs are offered to community members in Franklin County.  Why should you consider programs that focus on heart health? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease every year, which is equivalent to 1 in every 4 deaths. It is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.


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