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Optimizing Your Nutrition: Part Three

Dietitian Erin Peisach explains why it can be hard to diagnose food sensitivities and discusses other adverse reactions to food. Being a dietitian, she says, is "not just about, ‘Am I eating enough carbs?’ or ‘I’m trying to lose weight; should I eat more protein?’ It’s also about how the food makes you feel.”

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Students Lead Health Expo

To conclude their Mission Thrive Summer experience, participants presented a community health expo this week. Through interactive exhibits and demonstrations, students shared the knowledge they gained over the past five weeks with more than 140 people.

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Thinking Before Drinking

After last week’s “Think Before You Drink” exercise, Mission Thrive Summer participants are a lot savvier about sugar masquerading as liquid refreshment. See how this activity tangibly reveals the not-so-sweet truth about soft drinks.

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Learning Life Skills for a Healthy, Successful Future

In Mission Thrive Summer's "Life Lab," students learn about budgeting, professionalism in the workplace, and other skills that are essential to becoming an active member of a healthy community.

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Finding the Fun in Fitness

Many people who find exercise too boring or difficult put off getting in shape until next week, next month, or next year. But often, that “next” turns into never. The fitness training component of our youth summer program aims to change "next" to now by showing students how to make exercise an enjoyable part of their lives.

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Eating Appreciatively

After spending time at Real Food Farm, Communications Intern Tavon Johnson wants to know: Why aren't we thankful for food every day? Why is an appreciative mode of thinking largely reserved for one day in the entire year?

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Meet the Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leaders

The crew leaders for our Mission Thrive Summer program work alongside the youth participants, leading, teaching and mentoring them. Get to know our 2015 crew: Morgan, Kyle, Lydia, and Jeremy.

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Youth will Learn Collaborative Way to Work out Differences

When conflicts arise among the high school students in our youth summer program, Mission Thrive Summer, they’ll use a proven, productive method called restorative conflict resolution. Learn about this collaborative approach to problem solving.

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