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Fostering Community with Healthy Food

Five Times a Feast, our newest community program, kicked off its first eight-week session. Participants from Amazing Grace Lutheran Church gathered to learn about healthy eating and cook delicious meals for the week ahead.

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Staff Wellness Challenge Update

The final week of our Staff Wellness Challenge brought the focus back to our plates. Our goal was to eat the rainbow—specifically, the rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Each color has its own set of nutrient contributors, so dining on a rainbow produce is an easy way to be sure you’re consuming the wide variety of those nutrients.

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Institute Scholar wins NASA Innovation Award

Scholar George Brainard was awarded for his innovative on new lights for the crew of the International Space Station, which will allow astronauts to sleep better while in space.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

After two weeks of moving and nourishing our bodies, the third week of the Staff Wellness Challenge rounded out our healthy perspective by focusing on the mind. Our task was simple: Keep a gratitude journal.

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New Program Removes Barriers to Healthy Cooking

Our new community program, called Five Times a Feast, shows participants in a fun and social setting, how to prepare healthy meals efficiently and affordably.

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The Breakfast Habit

Eating breakfast, the focus of our Staff Wellness Challenge for week two, improves mental focus, lowers cholesterol and sets a healthy tone for the whole day. Get some ideas for delicious, healthy breakfasts, and find out who won the challenge this week.

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Standing Up to the Harms of Sitting

Did you know that sitting is detrimental to your health? It's even being called the new smoking. Learn more about the issue and how Institute staff are trying to combat it.

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Expert Tips to Achieve Your Health Resolutions

Health coach and chef Jennifer Helene Popken-Leeds offers guidance for overcoming inertia, boosting your energy, and staying on a healthy path in 2015.

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