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Resources to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

At RiseVT, we recognize that the many challenges that come with closings of school, work, and social gatherings. These are some resources to help: STAY UP TO DATE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website is an excellent resource for up-to-date...

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Snowshoes in Bennington County

Snowshoes in Bennington County

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union Health and Wellness Committee acquired 18 pairs of snowshoes through an Amplify Grant through RiseVT. Jamie Poulen, Bennington Elementary physical education teacher, spearheaded the project, noting that our schools “want to...

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Movement Pathways Make for Active Learning

Movement Pathways Make for Active Learning

It’s no secret that Vermont winters can make staying active outside difficult but that doesn’t decrease our children’s need to move and play in order to then focus and learn. At St. Albans Town Educational Center (SATEC), this challenge was addressed through creation...

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

If I change this habit, what does the future look like? Hi, I’m Dr. Lynda Ulrich, a dentist in St. Albans Vermont and based on what I was taught in dental school, I should be surprised that I am still practicing dentistry. When I was attending dental school in the...

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The Bill Koch Nordic Skiing Project

The Bill Koch Nordic Skiing Project

By Elisha Underwood and Jake Dixon RiseVT- Windham County awarded an amplify grant to The Guilford Recreation Commission to promote Cross Country Skiing in Guilford by identifying trails, offering free Nordic equipment (skis, boots, poles) to students of Guilford...

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Welcome Alison, RiseVT’s New Shed’s Fellow!

Welcome Alison, RiseVT’s New Shed’s Fellow!

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new RiseVT Fellow, Alison Hemphill!  Alison, a Senior Account Manager in Cigna’s Burlington office, was selected as a 2020 Fellow and will work with the RiseVT team to launch a “Sheds” initiative as we aim to improve social...

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3 easy tips to a healthier you

3 easy tips to a healthier you

3 easy tips to a healthier you As a family physician, I know the power of our diet to impact our health. Starting in the 1980s, “experts” told us that fat was bad, but really it’s the refined carbohydrates and sugar which I typically term “comfort foods” which are the...

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Supporting Breastfeeding in Bennington

Supporting Breastfeeding in Bennington

Last year RiseVT supported the Bennington Community through a grant to help support breastfeeding. With this grant the community was able to set up an online support system through Facebook in which moms who did not feel supported before are now able to reach out for...

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