Friday, November 21, 2014

Top 10 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Look no further for delectable, healthy (yes, healthy!) Thanksgiving side dishes. One of our talented UTSPH dietetic interns, Kylie Mitchell, has created a list of some of her own tasty creations- did we mention she's a remarkable food blogger and photographer?- along with selected favorites made by other recipe geniuses!

Make your Thanksgiving table healthy and delicious with a few of Kylie's recipes:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes harmful?

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Are e-cigarettes harmful? E-cigarettes are a new emerging electronic nicotine delivery device, so, information about the harm associated with e-cigarettes is currently under review. Still, we know a little about these devices already. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Value of Green Space in Your Community

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** update- if you missed the TweetChat with us on Tuesday, see the highlights here! **

This afternoon, we will participate in the #SaludTues TweetChat with @SaludToday and @ChildrenNature to discuss “How to Bring More Green Space to Latino Neighborhoods.” This topic is of special interest to us because green space helps to contribute to increased levels of physical activity, which can lead to a healthier lifestyle for community members, and we are all about that. When referring to green space, we have a few definitions in mind. According to Active Living Research, green space is vegetated land within a census tract, including developed open space, grass, shrub, and forests. Green space is also recognized as land that is “usually for recreational or aesthetic purposes,” and has been increasingly recognized as a key neighborhood resource (Wen et al., 2013).