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Local Students Get a Taste of Something New March 12, 2014 - Healthy Kids - Healthy Living

As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on your plate at every meal. This is something the New Mexico Department of Health’s Healt... « read more »

Decline in Childhood Obesity Rates in 3rd Graders March 11, 2014 - Healthy Kids - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced childhood obesity rates among New Mexico 3rd graders declined measurably from 2010 through 2013. The Department found a 12 percent decrease during that time, going from 22.6% of obese 3rd graders in 2010 to 19.9% in 2013. Obesity rates among Native Ameri... « read more »

Restaurants Encourage Healthy Eating on the Go December 25, 2013 - Healthy Kids - Healthy Living

Most restaurants are closed this Christmas day, but come tomorrow it will be back to business as usual. That means many of us headed back to office Thursday or off for the holiday break are likely to eating out later this week. We’ll do it as too many New Mexico children and adults are living at... « read more »


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