Beware the Health Halo

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By Jordan Lord BS, BSFCS and Alison Berg, PhD, RDN, LD Have you ever accepted that second slice of pie because it was “low carb” or “fat free?” Maybe you ate a whole sleeve of cookies, but weren’t that worried about it because they were labeled “organic.” This phenomenon, known…
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Go: Reed Bingham State Park + Twilight Pontoon Tour!

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Reed Bingham State Park lies eight miles west of the city of Adel in Cook County. Surrounding a 375-acre lake, the park is a popular tourist attraction in southern Georgia. While hiking the adventurous trails, you can come across verdant swamps, carnivorous pitcher plant bogs, and sandhill habitats. With such…
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Recipe: Indian Succotash

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Corn is the star of this delicious Indian Succotash recipe! In fact, the word succotash refers to the use of corn and lima beans as the primary ingredients of this dish — and with good reason! Corn is an important source of magnesium, while lima beans contain fiber and carbohydrates….
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100-Day Summer Challenge Inspires DPH Employees to Get Fit

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By Connie F. Smith-Lindsey, Health Communications Specialist, Division of Communications, Georgia Department of Public Health The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Worksite Wellness team, in conjunction with University of Georgia’s (UGA) Walk Georgia, is spearheading the 100 Days of Summer challenge to get employees moving more this summer. The…
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Go: Fort King George Historic Site + Paddle Trip!

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The city of Darien, originally known as New Inverness, is located on Georgia’s coast. The second oldest planned city in in the state, Darien is home to Fort King George. The fort was built by the British in 1721 and has been preserved as Fort King George Historic Site. The…
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Baked Parmesan Fish + Oyster Mushrooms

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This week’s recipe is a classic parmesan encrusted baked fish! The health benefits of this recipe comes from it’s two main ingredients: fish and mushrooms. Fish (and other seafood) are a good source of protein and healthy fats, while mushrooms are a good source of potassium. These nutrients are all…
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SAVE THE DATE: FDR State Park 5K

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  SAVE THE DATE! November 12, 2016: We are honored to announce that Walk Georgia is teaming up with our partners from Georgia State Parks to sponsor a ‘Veterans ’ fun-filled weekend of fitness and fellowship. In addition to all the other fun things you can do at FDR State…
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