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A Way to HEAL, Utah discusses issues and information from the Utah Department of Health, Healthy Environments Active Living (HEAL) Program.

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A Way to HEAL, Utah discusses issues and information from the Utah Department of Health, Healthy Environments Active Living (HEAL) Program.

    Farmers Markets are Back!

    Farmers Markets are Back!

    Fresh fruits and veggies are back! One of the great things about August is the return of Farmers Markets in Utah, giving us access to all the fantastic fresh produce from our Utah farmers. In this episode Hannah Martin and Laura Holtrop Kohl join us to talk about Farmers Markets, and some of the great incentive programs available to use at the markets. 

    To find a Farmers Market near you please visit: https://www.utahfarmersmarketnetwork.org/find-a-farmers-market

    For more information on the Double Up Food Bucks Program please visit: DoubleUpUtah.org

    For more information on the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program please visit: SFMNPUtah.org

    • 10 min
    August is Utah Breastfeeding Month

    August is Utah Breastfeeding Month

    We always want the best for our children. August is World Breastfeeding Week and Utah Breastfeeding Month, and serves as a reminder of how important the best nutrition is for our babies. In this episode Judy Sharpe and Nickee Andjelic join us for a discussion on the numerous benefits breastfeeding provides not just for our babies, but also for moms, the environment and more.

    • 11 min
    Utah Air Quality isn't Just a Winter Issue

    Utah Air Quality isn't Just a Winter Issue

    Winter inversions in Utah are well known for the poor air quality they can bring, but air quality isn't just a winter issue. In this episode Danielle Forbes from the HEAL Program, and Savannah Smith from the DHHS Asthma Program join us to discuss how our summer air quality can also be a problem, and what we can do about it.

    To check the current air quality please visit https://deq.utah.gov/division-air-quality

    • 9 min
    Time for a Road Trip!

    Time for a Road Trip!

    As many of us head out on fun road trips, vacations and camping this summer it's good to remember that while we don't have to be perfect eaters on vacation, we also shouldn't totally abandon nutrition. In this episode Laura Holtrop Kohl from the DHHS HEAL Program joins us to talk about ways we can have some of the yummy vacation treats we enjoy so much without forgetting the fruits and veggies. 

    • 13 min
    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!

    Independence Day is upon us and we're heading into a promising weekend of fun celebrating America. In this episode Brett McIff, Laura Holtrop Kohl, and Brenda Ralls from the DHHS HEAL Program join us to share ideas for making this 4th of July weekend healthy and safe while we're having a great time with family and friends.

    • 12 min
    Rescuing Food with Waste Less Solutions

    Rescuing Food with Waste Less Solutions

    Most people are aware that in the process of preparing or handling food there is a certain amount of waste, but the actual amount of wasted food may be much greater than most of us realize. In this episode Laura Holtrop Kohl from the HEAL Program, and Adam Kreisel from Waste Less Solutions join us to talk about this issue, the great work they're doing to rescue potentially wasted food, and how they provide it to those who need it.

    You can find Waste Less Solutions at:

    https://www.wastelesssolutions.org

    Instagram: @waste_less_solutions

    Facebook: @wastelesssolutions

    • 20 min

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