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State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report

State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning ..... Read More

Moratorium Lifted on New Grocery Stores for Women, Infants and Children Program

Moratorium Lifted on New Grocery Stores for Women, Infants and Children Program

Jan. 23, 2015 - The moratorium for stores to apply for authorization in the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be lifted effective February 1, 2015 ..... Read More

Weekly Challenge #53 YOU ARE INVITED!

Weekly Challenge #53 YOU ARE INVITED!

Weekly Challenge #53 YOU ARE INVITED!

 

You are invited!  Come join in the fun and [find your mojo]

$1 Million Grant Will Help South Sacramento Tackle Obesity

$1 Million Grant Will Help South Sacramento Tackle Obesity

Kaiser Permanente has given a $1 million dollar grant to the Health Education Council to continue its healthy eating and active living work in South Sacramento as it works with an alliance of community groups focused on improving community health.

The grant is part of Kaiser Permanente's new two-year, $4 million Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) investments across Northern California that focus on addressing chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that are related to obesity.

According to Jennifer Slovis, M.D., a Kaiser Permanente physician and a regional spokesperson for HEAL, these diseases are more prevalent in underserved communities, and providing people access to healthy foods and opportunities for exercise are not enough to turn the trends around.

2014 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a gift!

2014 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a gift!

2014 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a gift!

Is it just me, or have you spent the last few weeks scouring the planet for gifts?  Gifts for the kids, your best friend, family, coworkers - even the dog gets a gift this time of year.  It is fun to give, and picking out just the right thing is rewarding but...what about YOU?

This might be one of my favorite challenges because this week I want you to give a gift to YOURSELF!

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

 

 

 

 

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

 

 

Life is about learning and growing.  When you know better, you can do better, right?  This week, we are thinking about lessons learned.

2014 Weekly Challenge #44: WHO are you Thankful for?

2014 Weekly Challenge #44: WHO are you Thankful for?

2014 Weekly Challenge #44: WHO are you Thankful for?

Our month of Thanks Giving continues!

Last week, we told the world (ok, Facebook) what we were thankful for.  This week's challenge is about giving thanks to someone who may or may not still be in your life who helped you. You may have never told them, but now is your opportunity.

Our Main Mama Lorri Ann says:  "Mine was Miss Machado, my 8th grade teacher.  She believed in me, and encouraged me as my English teacher to write and express myself. Having a chaotic and painful home life, I looked forward to her words of encouragement to me. She never knew how big an influence she was on my life."