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Breastfeeding, Formula and the Environment

March marks National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s them is “Good Further with Food”- a theme all about food waste. This week we have Kelsey Munn, RD, CDN, CLC, Whitney Young Health’s WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator discuss…
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4 Tips on Meal Planning Made Easy

March marks National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This week we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator giving you the (easy) tips on how you and your family can meal plan.  …
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How to Make Fresh Food Last Longer

March marks National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This week we have Dylan Farnan, DTR, Whitney Young Health WIC’s Qualified Nutritionist giving you tips on how to make your fresh food last longer..  How often do you…
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4 Ways to Eliminate Food Waste

March marks National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This week we have Kelsey Munn, RD, CDN, CLC, Whitney Young Health’s WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator discuss how to stop being so wasteful when it comes to food.  Food. We…
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WYH Wears Red to Support Community Health Centers

Whitney Young Health and thousands of other health centers across the nation are in crisis mode due to Congress’ lack of action when it comes to fixing the federal funding cliff that provides money that is vital to the operation of Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Why red? Because the time is now – funding for…
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The 411 on the HPV Vaccine for Young Teens

What is HPV? HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. There are many different types of HPV, which cause health problems including genital warts and cancers. How Does HPV Spread? HPV is spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral…
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National Diabetes Month: Breastfeeding to Help Prevent Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that it’s possible to have few to no symptoms when it first develops? That is why educating people on diabetes awareness and prevention is so important.  This week we have Kelsey Munn, RD, CLC, Whitney Young Health’s WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator letting you in on a very…
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What is Prediabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know 9 out of 10 people who has prediabetes don’t even know they have it? This week we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE, Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator is giving you the facts on prediabetes and what you can do to prevent it.  …
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National Diabetes Month: Gestational Diabetes and Nutrition

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know there are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Both types of Diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose. Glucose is the fuel that feeds your body’s cells, but to enter your cells it needs a key….
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How to Improve Your BG Control Through Diet

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that according to a 2017 study, 84.1 million adults (33.9% of the adult U.S. population) have pre-diabetes, including 23.1 million adults aged 65 years or older (the age group with highest rate). It’s important to know what foods can help prevent diabetes or if you already have, what…
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