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Wellness Bulletin October 13, 2015
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October 13, 2015

Happy Tuesday,

The past couple blogs have focused on nation-wide events taking place during the month of October. Both National Health Education Week and International Walk to School Day are great events to keep your community active and engaged. As the days get a bit colder, it is important to not only remain active but continue to eat healthy.

Surprisingly, indicated that we eat about 200 more calories per day during the fall months. This does not mean we have to give up our favorite fall foods! Encouragingly, fall foods such as soups, stews, sweet potatoes, apples, pumpkins and all greens are packed with fiber, protein, beta carotene, and vitamin C! My current blog discusses healthy meal options, locating local produce and ideal portion control for meals during the fall months. These healthy ideas and suggestions is a great source of information to share within your department and community to encourage a more healthy and balanced lifestyle. There are plenty of options to enjoy fall foods while remaining health conscious! For more ideas you can refer to our Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Programs page. To read more on fall healthy eating, then please read my current blog.


If you have any healthy eating tips, recipes or ideas, then email us or submit them on the wellness site here: (,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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