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Are You Daycare Diet Aware?

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action. Yesterday the House approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would direct the state Child Care Commission to create stronger nutritional standards for childcare centers. The bill, as origionally introduced, included provisions limiting sugar-sweetened beverages and prohibiting […]

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Fresh, Local Food for All

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action. Once again, Wake County is leading the way in providing healthy options for our citizens. Beginning June 26, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary will provide low‐income individuals improved access to fresh, wholesome food by accepting Electronic […]

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Mealtime Makeovers

Caroline Youngblood is manager in public relations and editor of Heart to Heart, WakeMed Heart Center’s magazine. WakeMed Heart to Heart is starting a new feature — Mealtime Makeovers. Here is what we have in mind and how you can help make it great! Family gatherings wouldn’t be the same without Great Grandma’s cheesy potato […]

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Emotional Eating – Twitter Chat

The last of our five Twitter Chats on fitness and wellness is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, February 10) at noon.  So far, we’ve heard from a dietitian, an exercise specialist, a family health educator, and a physician. We’re ending this series with psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Childers. He plans to share strategies on how to stay on track […]

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Families Be Fit Together

Are you an overweight parent who doesn’t want your child to follow in your footsteps? Are you concerned that bad dietary and exercise habits may already be ingrained in your child’s routine?  If so, then tomorrow’s Twitter Chat is for you.  The fourth in a series, we’ll be tweeting for Marjorie Wilson, an education specialist with Children’s Diabetes […]

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Looking to Lose a Few Pounds?

To help you on the path to wellness and weight loss, we will be hosting weekly Twitter Chats, featuring weight loss experts for the next five weeks (or maybe longer depending on response). Mark your calendars for the following Twitter Chats and feel free to direct message questions to @WakeMed from your Twitter account in advance. Wednesday, […]

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Wealth, Health & Happiness

Can you increase your chances of wealth and health by what you eat on New Year’s Day?  WakeMed Dietitian Diana Koenning took a look at New Year’s food traditions celebrated by different cultures and believes that while you may not be able to guarantee wealth by your dietary choices, you can certainly impact your health. […]

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