CentraCare Recognized Nationally for Childhood Obesity Efforts

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today recognized the greater St. Cloud region in its release of an updated collection of stories and reports from a growing number of states, cities and counties that have measured declines in their childhood obesity rates.

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The Fit Kids Club 2016 Series Is Here!

The 2016 BLEND Fit Kids Club Series line-up of events has been finalized! We are excited to once again partner with McKay’s Dodge and their ‘McKay’s Loves Kids’ program this year. Every child (age 12 and under) who registers with BLEND, pre-registers for the events and participates in 4 or more endorsed events, or chooses our ‘3+1’ option, will earn a customized pillowcase!

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2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

In her latest BLEND Blog titled: What’s New? Summary of the New Dietary Guidelines, Kristin JohnsonCentraCare Health Pediatrics Registered Dietitian – simplifies the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This easy-to-read blog talks about the new changes and recommendations to maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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Good Food Access Fund

Your Help is Needed!

According to the American Heart Association – Minnesota, nearly 900,000 Minnesotans, including over 200,000 children, live in areas where they don’t have access to “the basics” —fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and lean meats and poultry. That is unacceptable.  We need your help to make healthy food available to all Minnesotans!

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5 Nutrition Tips to Eat Well in 2016

Instead of going on a fad diet or trying one of those crazy deprivation diets (that cut out entire food groups!) try focusing on nourishing your bodies with real, whole foods that give us energy, strength, and satisfaction. Here are 5 easy tips for better nutrition in 2016.

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