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RiseVT Blender Bike at Garlic & Herb Fest

RiseVT was at the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Fest in September and turned their smoothie bike into a hummus bike! Try the recipe out in your home blender! Even if it's not attached to a bike (which it probably isn't!), you can still get health benefits from...

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I’m Marissa and My Play is Tennis!

Author: Marissa Parisi As August was winding down, I started to think about winter and began to worry.  I’m getting older, and in my opinion, Vermont winters are losing their luster.  I started to think about it being dark when I wake up and being dark when I get home...

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Walk for Life!

Author: Cole Pearson Health & Wellness RN and Program Manager, RiseVT – Lamoille County It’s one of the first major achievements in most of our lives, “The baby took her first steps!" It’s also used to portray hard work, “In my day, I walked 12 miles to school up...

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Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

Author: Joy Choquette Book discussion groups have a long history in America. In fact, Anne Hutchinson, a traveler on a ship headed to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, is purported to have begun a book study onboard in 1634. And in 1727, Benjamin Franklin organized a...

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Gaga Ball at St. Albans City School

Author: Mitch Craib, Stewardship Coordinator at St. Albans City School It was a Walking Wednesday, and as I led my walking school bus to St. Albans City School the first student that joined me started talking excitedly about playing gaga ball at recess. He described...

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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

Author: 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...

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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

Author: Denise Smith, RiseVT Program Manager, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties 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...

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