Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance – Resources2021-05-11T09:22:48-04:00
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Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance Feature Friday

The Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance is excited to bring you this month’s Feature Friday! Check out the flyer up close to learn more about the work that Hoosier Health
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Cooking with Connections: Resources

Nutrition has, and will continue to be, a major contributor to our health. The food we eat and beverages we drink directly connect to our ability to maintain good health
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January 2021: MLK Day of Service Monday January 18, 2021

“A Day on, for YOUR community”- Designated as the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, the third Monday of each January is a day to volunteer,
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December 6-12, 2020: National Handwashing Awareness Week

As the world continues to maneuver the COVID-19 pandemic, and we all remain diligent in our efforts to protect ourselves from contraction, handwashing remains one of the top measures taken
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USDA’s 10 Tips to Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy, and Active

The holiday season is upon us, and cooking nutritious food and being physically active can be easy ways to engage kids during holiday parties and events. Don’t believe us? See
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Did you know?

Did you know that…. Indiana has the 15th highest adult obesity rate in the U.S. at 31.3%. Cases of obesity-related health issues continue to increase and will affect the majority
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National Childhood Obesity Month

Did you know that approximately 19% of children across America struggle with childhood obesity? Observing National Childhood Obesity Month this September provides the opportunity to understand the issue, the factors
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Do you want to learn more about rural food access and how you can help?

The Rural Health Information Hub has recently released their evidence-based, easy to use Rural Food Access Toolkit. Compiled of promising models and helpful resources, this toolkit aims to support any
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The Link Between Food Insecurity and Childhood Obesity

In the past, very limited research existed on the relationship between food insecurity and children’s adiposity (obesity) and diet, as well as how it varies between demographics in the US.
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Child Hunger Does Not Take a Break for Summer

What is SFSP? Though it is a problem year-round, food insecurity is a major concern during summer and longer school breaks as it leaves children without their usual food sources.
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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th!

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Connections IN Health is spreading the word to find the “missing millions.” Worldwide, there are 325 million people living with Hepatitis. However, 290 million
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What are Social Determinants of Health?

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing “social determinants of health” by including “Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of its four
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How is your child’s diet affecting their mental health?

In the age of fast food and fad diets, there has never been a better time to understand what we are putting in our bodies. More importantly, there has never
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Stay Safe with Food Safety

Summer promises sunshine, heat, and carefree gatherings with families and friends. It also coincides with an increase in food poisoning as warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to thrive. When shopping
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How to Stay Cool and Safe in Hot Weather

High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 600 people die from extreme heat every year. Take measures to stay cool,
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National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, and to let them
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MyPlate-MyWins!

MyPlate, MyWins is all about finding a healthy eating style that works for your family and fits with your everyday life. The MyPlate icon is a reminder to make healthy
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Eating Out with Food Allergies

Eating at a restaurant, bakery, cafeteria, or fast food establishment can be an enjoyable and convenient experience. However, if you have food allergies, it’s imperative that every precaution has been
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What are Food Allergies?

During food allergy action month, Connections IN Health wants you to know the facts surrounding food allergies and how you may be able to help one of the 32 million
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Do You Know Your Epinephrine Options?

When it comes to food allergies and anaphylaxis, it is recommended that one be deliberate and not hesitate when using epinephrine.  A form of adrenaline – epinephrine is a hormone

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