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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Back to Basics

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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CentraCare Health Takes Lead Role in Earth Day Run

CentraCare Health will assume leadership of the Earth Day Run events beginning in 2016. The popular event will take place April 15-16 on the St. Cloud State University campus. Under the race direction of Bartt Gevens, the event will continue to feature a half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K run/walk and 1K kid’s run.

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Take a walk. Take a hike.

Dr. Ken Holmen, President/Chief Executive Officer for CentraCare Health, tells us to take a walk…take a hike. Why? The U.S. Surgeon General announced his Step It Up! Call To Action to Promote Walking and Walkability which aims to increase walking across the nation by calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll.

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