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Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.

The New Dirty Dozen from EWG
by ahendel
April 28, 2015
Environmental Working Group (EWG) a research and advocacy non-profit, has called out certain food ingredients, identifying them as the Dirty Dozen of Food Additives, based on current studies and theories. The ...
HEALTHCORPS® LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH POWER CRUNCH AT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ‘ALOHA TO HEALTH’ HEALTH FAIR
by admin
April 24, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 215-694-9926 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org Power Crunch to Support Nutrition, Fitness and Mental Resiliency Program at Santa Ana High School SANTA ANA, CALIF. (April 22, 2015) – HealthCorps®, a 501(c)(3) that addresses the childhood obesity ...
Spinning Etiquette
by ahendel
April 24, 2015
Spinning classes have become the rage nationwide. As with most gym or class experiences, there are some general rules one should to avoid basic class etiquette infractions. Do not text on your ...
Magic Happens When a Teacher Supports the HealthCorps Curriculum
by ahendel
April 23, 2015
Recently, Victoria Lyon, a coordinator at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, CA, shared the following story and observations with her HealthCorps Regional Director, Rose Borillo: A HealthCorps coordinator's dream is to ...
PEP Grant, Physical Education as Core Subject and More to be Reconciled on Senate Floor
by admin
April 22, 2015
Ensuring that America’s youth are provided with a foundation for a lifetime of wellness has moved closer to reality — bipartisan federal legislation elevated physical education to a “core subject,” and ...
Certain Foods Prone to Pathogens
by ahendel
April 22, 2015
A new study suggests that nearly 80% of cases of E.coli food-borne illness were linked to either beef or to vegetables that were grown in rows. Salmonella was linked to a ...
Tuna, Bean and Spinach Salad
by ahendel
April 21, 2015
This protein-packed salad offers two non-meat sources of protein. It’s a perfect lunch or dinner salad, and serves 4. Ingredients 7 cups of spinach 2 five ounce cans of tuna, packed in its own ...
April 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Shonique White
by admin
April 17, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce Shonique as our April Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Shonique about her experience with HealthCorps and why she ...
“Nudges” May Motivate Students to Better Lifestyle
by ahendel
April 17, 2015
A recent national study by the University of Florida revealed that nudges through emails may inspire college students to exercise, eat more fruits and vegetables, and engage in healthier behaviors.  The ...
Highway to Health Los Angeles Wows, Inspires and Rewards
by ahendel
April 16, 2015
The day could not have been more beautiful. The sunshine poured down on Mendez High School in Los Angeles, as balloon bouquets blew in the gentle winds. The gates to the ...
‘We can choose a better lifestyle’
by admin
April 15, 2015
Media Contacts: Karen.Wilkinson@healthcorps.org 707-845-9783 Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.org 703-362-7582 ‘Vegan Moni’ to break down raw eating at Highway to Health Festival Boyle Heights woman brings healthy eating to community in accessible manner Los Angeles (April 9, 2015) – Another L.A. chef ...
Mendez and Roosevelt High students to face-off in culinary battle
by admin
April 15, 2015
Media Contacts: Karen.Wilkinson@healthcorps.org 707-845-9783 Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.org 703-362-7582 Guests at Highway to Health Festival include Los Angeles Lakers talent and chefs Marco Zapien, Ron Russell and Vegan Moni Los Angeles (April 8, 2015) – Students from Boyle Heights’ high ...
Are You Really A Healthy Eater?
by ahendel
April 15, 2015
If you listen to people around you, they are invariably on “another diet.” And some of those diets can be quite restrictive. Sometimes the benefits of a diet or dietary regimen ...
Foods Do a Body Good
by ahendel
April 14, 2015
Chicken soup can be therapeutic, thanks to its ability to thin mucous secretions.  Garlic, onions, mushrooms, citrus fruits, ginger and honey are also associated with relieving symptoms of certain viral illnesses ...
Make it a Little Unstable
by ahendel
April 10, 2015
Take any exercise, like a bicep curl or a squat and add instability to the experience and you will likely gain extra benefits from the fitness effort. If you perform bicep ...
HealthCorps’ To Celebrate 9th Annual Gala
by admin
April 10, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Karen Johnson, Chief Communications Officer HealthCorps® Phone: 212-742-2875 Email: Karen.Johnson@HealthCorps.org Cheryl Crowley, Gala Press Phone: 201-820-8569 Email: Cheryl@healthcorps.org HealthCorps’® To Celebrate 9th Annual Gala Honoring Montel Williams, the CK-12 Foundation, and The Chickasaw Nation With Special ...
HealthCorps Applauds Bipartisan Support for Physical Education as a Core Subject
by admin
April 10, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Stephanie Gooel Communications Associate Phone: 917-512-6653 Email: Stephanie.Gooel@HealthCorps.org Karen Johnson Chief Communications Officer Phone: 212-742-2875 Email: Karen.Johnson@HealthCorps.org HealthCorps Applauds Bipartisan Support for Physical Education as a Core Subject New York – April 10, 2015 – Ensuring that America’s ...
Café o Yea Puts Nutrition Front and Center at Herbert Hoover High School
by ahendel
April 9, 2015
Shonique White, a coordinator at Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, CA, got HealthCorps Student Ambassadors to pit “common snacks” against healthier alternatives, in a nutrition face-off. The snack challenge ...
High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Linked to Poor Cognitive Function Later On
by ahendel
April 8, 2015
Young people with cardiac risk factors like high blood pressure or high blood sugar levels were shown to have significantly worse cognition later in life, according to a 2014 study by ...
Two Easy Nutrition Habits
by ahendel
April 7, 2015
Sometimes you need to choose some simple habit changes, or embrace some simple new habits in order to begin a lifestyle change.  Here are two that most of us can easily ...

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Known as The HealthGal, our resident Health Editor and blogger, Amy Hendel is a popular medical and lifestyle reporter, lifestyle expert, columnist and spokesperson. Trained as a Physician Assistant and nutritionist, she maintains a private practice as a Health Coach in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. Her first book Fat Families Thin Families (BenBella Publishers) released in June 2008 and offers a "family team" approach to helping families cope with obesity and its related health issues. The soft cover version released in June of 2010 under the new title, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families.

Amy currently hosts What’s for Lunch?, Food Rescue and Simple Smoothies at Healthination. She’s also a contributing health and nutrition expert at HealthCentral and Buddha Teas. She’s been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, Access Hollywood Live, Marie! Rachel Ray, The 700 Club, EXTRA, and national and local news and talk shows. Past producer/Host of healthy home segments on HouseSmarts, Amy has also hosted Westwood One’s Good Eating Good Living, Lifetime's Stories on the Beach, HealthZone (PBS), and Pfizer's On the Road to Pain Relief. She's also a frequently quoted expert in national magazines and publications.

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