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Staying Healthy & Germ-Free During Holiday Travel

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 07 December 2015
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During the cold winter months, it’s not uncommon for parents (and kids!) to contemplate a holiday vacation to escape the chilly temperatures outside. The problem? Many families have the same idea!   When planning your family’s warm-weather excursion, it’s important to take extra care to stay wel...
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Making Healthy Eating FUN!

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Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Tuesday, 10 November 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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If you’re a parent of a picky eater (hint: not eating enough fruits and veggies), you’re likely spending countless hours feeling frustrated and concerned that your child isn’t getting enough nutrition. The trick? A little patience and persistence, and a whole lot of creativity! Here are a few soluti...
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Pumpkins for Health

Posted by Leslie Fazin
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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 28 September 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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From canned pumpkins to pumpkin seeds – and even pumpkin pie – the health benefits of these bright orange, smiling Jack-o-Lanterns extend far beyond the Fall and Halloween season. In fact, pumpkins are perfect for a year-round, healthy treat! Outlined below are a just few of the many health benefits...
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Practicing the Art of Mindful Eating

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 14 September 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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We teach our children from a young age that what we eat greatly affects our health. But food experts and psychologists caution that how we eat — and how often — also play an important role.   According to Cornell University food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, families too often find themselves i...
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Back-to-School ABCs

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 31 August 2015
in School Nutrition Blog
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Do you know your nutrition ABCs? With school back-in-session, now’s the perfect time to brush up on the basics!   Vitamin A: an important nutrient for promoting vision and immune system health.   B Vitamins: a group of vitamins that aid metabolism, energy production and healthy circulatory and n...
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Reducing Screen Time

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 04 May 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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    With the advent of cell phones, tablets and iPads (not to mention, a host of other electronic devices!), children are spending more time in front of a screen and less time participating in the great outdoors.   In fact, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, each day children ages 8 to...
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Cultivating a Green Thumb

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 06 April 2015
in General Interest
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  Harvesting fresh produce is an excellent opportunity to learn about the beauty of nature — and of course, about the benefits of healthy eating. From carefully picking the type of vegetable plant, such as cherry tomatoes, to watering, measuring and watching the plant’s growth, your children will l...
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Coping with Food Allergies

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 02 March 2015
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  When your child is newly diagnosed with a food allergy, life suddenly gets more complicated. Gone are the worry-free days of enjoying a restaurant-prepared meal, a festive celebration or a family-made dinner. Instead, these situations are filled with a tremendous amount of stress — and planning —...
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Stress Relief for the Whole Family

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 02 February 2015
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  We’ve all experienced these not-so-pleasant feelings before: a pounding headache, an upset stomach, a sleepless night. Many times, these feelings stem from a stressful situation or an overwhelming concern. Just like adults, children feel stress over a number of things, including earning good grad...
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Making Mondays Count

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 05 January 2015
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  Although many families rely on the stroke of midnight to commit to a new lifestyle goal, such as eating healthier, exercising more or catching up on those much needed ZZZs, researchers at John Hopkins University have devised a better plan for achieving long-lasting results — focus on a healthier ...
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Preparing for the Chilly Months Ahead

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 01 December 2014
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  With the season’s first snowflakes swirling across the Northeast, it’s crucial to formulate an action plan against the winter’s notorious coughs and sniffles. The good news? There are many ways to help safeguard your family against the looming cold and flu season — and it’s easier than you think!...
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Quinoa in the Spotlight

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 03 November 2014
in Culinary Trends
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  Quinoa is an excellent alternative for making the switch to a more whole grain rich diet. Known to researchers and health aficionados as the “mother grain,” quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain that has been celebrated for its nutritional benefits for thousands of years. In fact, acco...
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Sweetening a Soldier’s Halloween

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 27 October 2014
in General Interest
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  Smiling faces. Happy hearts. One of the greatest gifts we can teach children early in life is the spirit and power of giving. Nothing compares to the heart-healthy, mental and emotional benefits associated with brightening someone’s day. Instantly, our mood is lifted; our stress is relieved; and ...
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Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 06 October 2014
in General Interest
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  Tight budget? No problem! Eating healthy, and fitting more fruits and veggies into your shopping cart, shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality or flavor — or more importantly, your finances. All it takes is a little bit of planning! Here are a few low-cost solutions to make healthy eating achievable f...
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Turning Over a New Leaf

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Thursday, 11 September 2014
in General Interest
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  Setting healthy back-to-school goals begins with the understanding that a well-balanced diet, exercise and a regular sleep schedule all contribute to performing at the top of our games. Make sure to touch upon these three elements when brainstorming back-to-school goals with your family:   Br...
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Celebrating a Pot of Golden Memories

Posted by Leslie Fazin
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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 17 March 2014
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Although I’m not of Irish descent (50% Polish, 50% Italian), each year on St. Patrick’s Day, my last name transforms from Leslie Fazin to Leslie O’Fazin — a day where anyone, from any culture (even myself!) can become an honorary Irish lad or lassie for the day.   My first memory of St. Patrick’s...
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Warming Up with Winter Meals

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 20 January 2014
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  With snowmen and snowflakes abound, January is the perfect month to stock up on comfort foods that help us stay warm and cozy on even the coldest of winter nights. If you're anything like me, you'll agree that nothing is better than snuggling up by the fire with a warm cup of tea, or a freshly ma...
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Festive Fall Salsa

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 07 October 2013
in Recipes
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  A sprinkling of culture. A dash of spice. Anyone who knows me, knows just how much I love adding a little color, flavor and zest into my weekly routine.   So, you can imagine when I discovered that our newly created wellness program, “Living Well with Whitsons,” was hosting a pico de gallo...
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Sto Lat! May You Live One Hundred Years!

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Tuesday, 29 January 2013
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“Sto Lat!” For as long as I can remember, these two little words have made their way into almost every family gathering, and nearly every birthday celebration, thanks to my grandfather, whose deep Polish culture has been a staple in our household. Translated, “Sto Lat” means “one hundred years,” and...
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A Toast to a Healthier New Year

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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 31 December 2012
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Eat healthier. Exercise more. Sleep longer. Stress less. There's no greater time than the stroke of midnight to toast to a new year, filled with new beginnings. Before the clock strikes twelve, take a moment to consider which area (or areas) of your life could benefit from a little extra support and...
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