Better Health- What’s Happening in October

Halloween is just around the corner. Come learn about candy carb counting with one of the School Health Advisory Council partners, Better Health. In the month of October, take advantage of free diabetic clinics, free exercise classes, and much more. Check out the Diabetic Clinic Calendar to learn more information.

Wellness Tip: Spring Has Sprung

Ghost shoesAlthough the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine. Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Wellness Tip: Liven Up Your Meals

Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Take Charge of Diabetes in the New Year

Better Health of Cumberland CountyPuzzled by Diabetes?
We can help …
“Take Charge of Diabetes”
Free 7 -Week Program Offered to Adults with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes.
  
Come discover the Keys to a Happier and
Healthier Life with Diabetes and learn about:
* Managing Blood Sugar * Exercise * Managing Stress
* Medications * Healthy Eating and Meal Planning
* Carbohydrate Counting * Eye & Dental & Foot Care.
  
New Classes offered January 8-February 26, 2018
From 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  
Class Location: Better Health 1422 Bragg Boulevard
(next to old IHOP)
  
Deadline to Register: January 5, 2018
Call Patti at: 483.7534 for more information.

A Walking Success

Walk to School DayA big kudos to schools who participated in the 2017 National Walk to School Day during this month. Beaver Dam, Ashley, Bill Hefner, Lucile Souders, Cumberland Road, Stoney Point, Alderman Road, and Lillian Black Elementary schools walked on their school campus. Cliffdale, Vanstory, C. Wayne Collier, Alma Eason, Walker-Spivey Elementary schools took it a step further by inviting parents, community members, and city councils. Continue reading

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Diabetes Symposium

Diabetes SymposiumDo you or someone you know suffer from Diabetes? Is so, Better Health in partnership with Cape Fear Valley Health Systems and Department of Social Services is hosting a Diabetes Symposium on Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. During this FREE event, breakout sessions on How to Talk to Your Doctor, Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me, and much more will be provided. Registration is required. For more information on how to reserve your space, contact Better Health by calling (910) 483-7534betterhealthcc.org or visit 1422 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Wellness Tip of the Week- Hate to waste?

Food brushed off a plate into the trash

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us

Stop Wasting Food!