| Posted On Jun 27, 2013 | By:

The SMArt Kids are Heading into Summer!

Congratulations to all of the SMArt Kids for their great work this school year!  Every participant was successful in losing weight, and we are so proud of each parent’s and child’s dedication to our program.

SMArt Kids is winding down for the summer, but we know the SMArt Kids will continue to work on their goals all summer long.  We hope some of them will join us again in September when we kick off a new session with many new faces.

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| Posted On May 13, 2013 | By:

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Fruits and Veggies, too!

Now that spring is here, it’s a perfect time to enjoy some of the healthy and nutritious local foods available to us.  Local foods tend to be fresher, are seasonal and taste better!

At April’s SMArt Kids’ SMA in Burlington, we were joined by Wright-Locke Farm’s Farm Educator, Rebekah Carter. She taught SMArt kid and parent alike the importance of eating locally.

We learned that a typical grocery store tomato hails from Mexico and travels about 3,000 miles before it arrives at your local store. 

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| Posted On Apr 24, 2013 | By:

Our Spring Cleaning for You: Ideas for Healthy Living from our Blog

The weather is finally (albeit in fits and starts) warming up here in the Northeast.  The spring season is a time for renewal, which means it’s also a good time to reassess your health habits and maybe renew a few good ones that may have lapsed or even start brand-new ones.  To give you some ideas on healthy habits to try, we’ve summarized a few health tips and topics from our past blog posts:

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| Posted On Jun 26, 2012 | By:

SMArt Kids Food Math: Local = Fresh + Tasty

Summer is here and it’s a perfect time to enjoy some of the healthy, nutritious, local foods available to us.  Local foods tend to be fresher, are seasonal and taste better.  Here are ten ways to eat locally this summer:

  1. Learn what is in season for your area
  2. Shop at a Farmers Market
  3. Join a CSA (community supported agriculture)
  4. Shop at stores that label food origins
  5. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store
  6. Plant a garden
  7. Visit farm stands or U-picks
  8. Choose restaurants that source locally
  9. Shop at locally-owned food producers (bakeries,
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