Active Play: Encouragement Starts at Home

Author: Sarah Parsons West, for RiseVT August 2018 Many families around Vermont are replacing the suggestive phrase, go out and play - used to urge children towards activity instead of boredom, with the inclusive, let’s go out and play. “Play is a subject near and...

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Couch to 5K

Joy Choquette, St. Albans Messenger When Lauren Howe decided to get off the couch and into her running shoes, she didn’t look back. Lauren, a third-grade teacher, leads a full and busy life. Like all working mothers, she balances her career with the care of her...

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Food Insecurity & Obesity

Author: Drake Turner, Food Security Manager, Hunger Free Vermont Food insecurity and obesity can, and often do, affect the same individuals. In Vermont, 1 in 10 Vermonters experience food insecurity, which means they do not have access at all times to enough food for...

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Meet our Bennington County Program Manager

We are pleased to announce that we now have a permanent RiseVT Program Manager for Bennington County! Andrea Malinowski wasn't looking for a new job, but working for RiseVT was too good of a fit to pass up! After working full-time raising her four children, Andrea...

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The Importance of PLAY

For the past 6 months, RiseVT in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties has been on the campaign trail to encourage more play in our communities. Our campaign launched in an effort to increase activity during leisure time and to offer opportunities for everyone a chance to...

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Walking Meditation

One of our lunchtime walk-and-talks during our office steps challenge was lead by our colleague who, in addition to being a senior analyst at OneCare Vermont, is also a yoga teacher. Katie even offers periodic yoga sessions for us during the workday! As part of our...

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Sleep Hygiene

At the OneCare Vermont office where the RiseVT statewide team is housed, a few of our doctors on staff have offered some Walk with the Doctor lunchtime programs where they give us a 10 minute talk on some health info and tips before we go out for a walk to get some...

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10 Tips for Family Bike Rides

By, Jessica Frost, RiseVT - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties Wellness Specialist Summertime is the perfect time to dust off the bike and get moving. A family bike ride offers an opportunity to be together and do something active. Even if your child is too young to...

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Eat well, have fun on Independence Day

  July 4th is often a fun time to meet up with friends and family and barbeque it up!  To help keep your potluck items on the healthy side, our friends at Eating Well have created a refreshing treat with a fruit p izza recipe that has a healthier watermelon “crust”...

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