Life Is Why Family Health Challenge

Fall brings lots of changes, a change in the weather, a new school year, and the start of lots of extracurricular activities. It can also be a great time to start a healthy change for you and your family. The American Heart Association wants to challenge you to make that healthy change in September.

The Life Is Why Family Health Challenge is a four week challenge designed to have parents and kids work together to make healthy choices that are easy to do and can fit in the family’s budget. The challenge consists of making healthier food choices, cutting back on the salt and sugar, and living a more active lifestyle.

More information can be found here or on the American Heart Association website.

Go! Healthy Worksite Recognition

Congratulations to our Go! Healthy workplaces for 2015! Eight area employers were recently recognized for their efforts to support employee wellness. The Go! Healthy workplaces for 2015 are:

• Aetna
• Basin Electric Power Cooperative
• City of Bismarck
• Custer Health
• North Dakota Department of Health
• Farm Credit Services of Mandan
• HDR, Inc.
• Mandan Public School District

These area employers go above and beyond to support employee wellness. The Go! Healthy Worksite Wellness Recognition Program was created to acknowledge employers in Bismarck and Mandan who have demonstrated a commitment to their employees’ health by developing and implementing exceptional employee wellness programs.

On the Move Program in the Schools

On the Move to Better Health is a five-lesson curriculum for children grades four through six to promote healthy behaviors such as eating more fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods and getting plenty of physical activity!

Click the MyPlate Juggler to begin logging your healthy activities!

BisMarket: Your Community Farmers Market

The 2015 BisMarket is underway! We will see you at Sertoma park every Saturday and Tuesday this summer for some delicious local food and more. Don’t forget about GO! to the Market Saturdays for local artists, booths and food demonstrations.

Check out the 2015 BisMarket poster for more information.

Go! Vending and Concession Guidelines

A key strategy for obesity prevention is improving access to healthy foods and beverages. Unfortunately, it can be difficult at times to find healthy options when on the go. Vending machines offer the convenience of a quick snack, but the selection of healthy options can be limited. Applying nutrition standards for foods and beverages in vending machines can improve access to healthier selections.

The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity has developed standards for healthy vending machines. They also have a list of approved beverage and snack options for these machines.

The USDA has also listed standards for food sold in schools. These standards can be found here.

For more information on healthy Bismarck vendors, contact:

Healthier 4 You Vending

Good 4 U Vending

Grow Healthy Vending

Adventure Walks

Go for an adventure! Click on the following links for more information:

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