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Small Shifts for Heart Health

We’ve talked about the basics of smart choices for heart health before. In a nutshell, Eat Smart in line with MyPlate, Move More to get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week, and maintain a healthy weight. But knowing what to do is the easy part. Actually making those changes are where a… Read more »

 

The Mediterranean Diet: a Powerhouse of Health Benefits

In the 1960’s, researchers found that people living in Crete, Greece and southern Italy had surprisingly low rates of chronic disease. People in these countries were living longer, even without good access to healthcare. In fact, these countries had one of the lowest rates of chronic disease in the world at that time. The researchers found… Read more »

 

Eating Smart and Moving More at Farmers Markets this Summer

Guess what is [finally] here? Our Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets campaign! After months of planning, designing campaign materials (billboards, bus signs, magnets, and tote bags), and collaborating with Cooperative Extension Agents and Farmers Market Managers across the state, the campaign is totally up and running. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage… Read more »

 

Move More at Farmers Markets?

Our campaign promoting the use of SNAP at farmers markets uses the tagline “Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets.” But you may be wondering how can you move more at farmers markets. In our program, we encourage people to increase their physical activity in many ways, from traditional workouts to fitting in fitness during… Read more »

 

A Family That Plays Together Has Fun

You are your child’s first teacher. You teach them how to ride a bike, and get dressed by themselves. But as kids grow into preteens and teenagers, they look to their friends and teachers, too. Even if you feel like you are on the sidelines, you are still the coach! Teaching your kids how to… Read more »

 

Faces of FNP – Tia P.

It is my pleasure to introduce you all to one of our very accomplished Program Assistants, Tia P. Tia is a fixture of her community in Greensville/Emporia and Southampton, VA, where she has been teaching both youth and adults how to Eat Smart and Move More on a budget for the last four years.

 

Show Your Heart Some Love by Eating Smart and Moving More

Valentines Day isn’t the only holiday in February. It’s also American Heart Month, which helps raise awareness of heart disease and prevention. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, we should all be interested in healthy lifestyle choices we can make to protect our hearts. Thankfully, showing your heart some love… Read more »

 

You Can Change Your Body!

Hi there! My name is Julie Knopp and I am a Dietetic Intern at Virginia Tech, working this month with the Family Nutrition Program. I would like to talk to you about something near and dear to my heart: Exercise. Physical activity. How do you feel when you hear those words? Do you feel a sense… Read more »

 

Holidays Make It Harder, But You Can Still Eat Smart & Move More!

It may not be swimsuit season, but the holidays are still prime time for focusing on losing weight, even though it’s perhaps the worst time of year for it. This year, instead of trying to lose weight, make healthy lifestyle choices your priority. You have a better chance of success and it will help cut… Read more »

 

Fitting In Fitness: How Being Active Throughout the Day Adds Up

I just don’t have the time to exercise. If you’re like me, it’s hard to find a full 30-45 minutes free every day to devote to hitting the gym, jogging or your preferred method of getting active. Many people, myself included, find this is one of the biggest barriers to moving more. We tend to… Read more »