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Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

Mt Wilson
In the next week, you’ll likely spend time with family and friends. Make sure you also allow yourself personal time alone.

Wellness News

October 21, 2015

New Trend Shows Schools Buying More Local Food

The FDA has submitted some new stats showing a trend towards purchasing more local food for school cafeterias. The FDA is reporting that 42,173 schools purchased nearly $600 million worth of local food, a $212 million increase from the previous year. The results are self-reported by schools and schools are still reporting. Preliminary results show, however, that 75% of schools saw “more kids choosing school meals, lower food costs from buying local, great support from parents and the community, and less food waste thanks to more delicious options.”

For more information, read NPR’s article.

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September 21, 2015

BHWP Approved to Offer CEUs for Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training

BHWP has received approval to offer the following CEUs for its Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (RMTTS-C) Program:
– 20.75 contact hours from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
– 21.5 entry-level contact hours from National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
– 20.5 (approx) continuing education hours from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

More Information

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Cindy Morris, Clinical Director

It caught my attention as soon as I walked through the doorway. In the refrigerator case, next to the stacks of fruits and vegetables is an early sign of the holidays to come. Eggnog. Through the glass containers, I can see flecks of nutmeg suspended in a thick, creamy liquid. Yum. If you can’t already tell, I LOVE eggnog. I pull my grocery cart up next to the case and pick up one of the heavy glass bottles. Then, I hesitate. My mind grinds to a halt. I stop to think about the eggnog I had last year. Did I really enjoy it as much as I think I did? I remember it being really sweet. I also think about my recent decision to decrease my sugar intake after watching the documentary, Fed Up, with our team (If you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend it). So slowly, I put the bottle back, feeling wistful.

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BHWP Assists Organizations with Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation

BHWP has released its new DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit. The toolkit contains evidence-based information and step-by-step instructions to plan, design, implement, and evaluate a facility- or agency-wide tobacco-free policy.

The information in this toolkit is based on the most up-to-date research in the field as well as the collective expertise of the BHWP team who have helped successfully implement tobacco-free policies at hundreds of state, county, and local healthcare and community agencies across the U.S.

Click to view the toolkit.

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