Jan 18

SLO resident makes long haul back from injury to her goal

After her leg was mangled, Karen Aydelott chose amputation as the best way to return to the sports she loves

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Dec 27

First 5 San Luis Obispo County is seeking a Representative at Large!

First 5 San Luis Obispo County is looking for a community representative to serve as a Representative at Large

The Commission is responsible for allocating approximately $1.4 million dollars per year to promote and improve programs that support the health and early development of children. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Y-Fit

The Y-Fit program at the San Luis Obispo YMCA

Do you want to look great, have more self confidence, and create a lasting, healthy lifestyle?
Get ready to change your mind, body and life today!

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Dec 07

Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

“Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama administration’s efforts to take unhealthy foods out of schools.

The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year. These include limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line, putting new restrictions on sodium and boosting the use of whole grains. The legislation would block or delay all of those efforts.

The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. USDA had wanted to only count a half-cup of tomato paste or more as a vegetable, and a serving of pizza has less than that.” -AP

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Congress: Pizza is a Vegetable

Nov 29

Healthy For Life, Nutrition Lecture Series

Healthy For Life, Nutrition Lecture Series is a lecture series put on by CHW at the CAPSLO Child Care Resource Center. The dates are March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30pm-8:00pm the workshop series are about Nutrition and Physical Activity. To register call 805-541-2272. If you would like more information see the attached flier in both English and Español. HFL Flyer-CAPSLO

Nov 18

Declining Rates of Obesity, Slowly but Surely

So it looks like we are starting to make an impact, but we still have a long way to go.  “The obesity rate among some San Luis Obispo County youths dropped from 2005 to 2010, a new study says. Still, 32.1 percent of the county’s youths were overweight or obese in 2010, compared with 33.5 percent in 2005, according to a study being released today by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.”

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