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Windham County Fall Passport Challenge!

Windham County Fall Passport Challenge!

This Year RiseVT of Windham County conducted its First Come Alive Outside Passport Challenge that encourage families to visit outdoor play spaces and Trails as well as local Farmer’s Markets and Libraries. This five-week program promotes family bonding through a local...

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Gold-Status Schools Celebrate Healthy New Opportunities

Gold-Status Schools Celebrate Healthy New Opportunities

Written by Joy Choquette For schools in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, “going for the gold,” has a whole new meaning. In an ongoing effort to increase healthy options in schools, RiseVT offers opportunities for schools to be recognized for their efforts. These are...

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Flexible Seating Improves Learning

Flexible Seating Improves Learning

Written by Joy Choquette “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, underscores the importance of active learning. And while this term is frequently used to describe a more hands-on approach to...

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Golden Milk

Golden Milk

Switching up your holiday drinks can be fun. Golden milk is a spicy mixture of your milk of choice turmeric and cinnamon among other spices. The recipe below has maple syrup in place of other sweeteners and allows you to stay within your daily recommended value of...

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Healthier Chai Tea

Healthier Chai Tea

It can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet during this time of year. There seems to be sugary treats around every corner. Choosing to indulge in fewer sugary drinks can help you maintain balance. A sweetened chai tea latte from your favorite coffee shop can have...

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Naturally Sweetened Hot Cocoa

Naturally Sweetened Hot Cocoa

‘Tis the season for sweats and treats. One way to help cut down on your sugar intake during the holidays and throughout the year is to swap it out of your drinks. The daily recommended sugar maximum for women and children is 6 teaspoons (25 grams) and 9 teaspoons...

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Sparkling Water Mocktails

Sparkling Water Mocktails

A great place to cut back on sugar is by limiting your consumption of sugar beverages. Sparkling water is a way to curb those soda cravings and creating a mocktail with them can be a great option. Most mocktails can be made with little to no sweetener and have the...

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

We are in the thick of pumpkin spice season. We all want to indulge in the season’s most popular drink, and there are so many ways to enjoy it with less sugar. The coffee shop version of this latte can have over 29 grams or 7 teaspoons of added sugar. You can save...

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