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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.

Arugula, Grapes, and Sunflower Seed Salad
by ahendel
May 26, 2015
Here’s a refreshing salad recipe, perfect for a springtime lunch or light dinner meal. Salad ingredients: 6 cups of loose, rinsed arugula leaves 1 cup shredded cabbage (green) 2 cups of seedless red grapes, rinsed ...
The Active Alliance Ambassador Pedometer Competition Final Results
by admin
May 15, 2015
Students participating in this year’s Active Alliance Ambassador Pedometer Competition really stepped it up!  For 2 weeks, participating students wore their Omron Pedometers, which tracked how many steps they walked, ran, ...
Anderson New Tech High School is #1 in Shasta Bike Challenge!
by admin
May 15, 2015
May is National Bike Month! And to help highlight the many benefits of bicycling, Natalie Sandoval, HealthCorps Coordinator at Anderson New Technology High School in Anderson, CA is getting her staff ...
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Honors Promoters of Healthy Eating & Exercise
by admin
May 15, 2015
On May 5, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District hosted an awards ceremony to honor schools, principals, teachers and parents working to promote health and wellness throughout the district.  HealthCorps high school, ...
HealthCorps to host 7th Annual Highway To Health Festival on May 17 at South Street Seaport in New York City
by admin
May 13, 2015
Free Community Event to Celebrate Healthy Living in NYC CONTACT: Stephanie Gooel East Coast Communications Associate Phone: 917.512.6653 Email: Stephanie.Gooel@HealthCorps.org WHERE: South Street Seaport Historic District in Manhattan (Fulton St btw Water and South St) WHEN: Sunday, May ...
National Nonprofit – HealthCorps a special guest at KCRA Health and Wellness Festival
by admin
May 13, 2015
Media Contacts: Karen.Wilkinson@healthcorps.org (707-845-9783) Lisa.Troshinsky@healthcorps.org (215-694-9926) TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015 PLACE: Roseville Galleria, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678 HealthCorps, a national nonprofit focused on reversing the obesity trend among youth by inspiring healthier lifestyles, ...
Which do you think is worse – obesity or not exercising?
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
It’s obvious that both are problematic. Most people know that obesity is linked to a host of health problems and health risks. Recent research suggests that being inactive may be even worse ...
Celebrating Spring with Delicious Recipes From California Walnuts
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
With the weather warming up, outdoor brunch is a great way to gather family and friends to enjoy time together in the more inviting temperatures. Thanks to our partners, the California Walnut ...
Spotlight on Encina Preparatory High School Health Fair
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
The third annual Encina Preparatory High School Health Fair was dance driven…..VERY dance driven.  The Sacramento Kings Dancers were featured performers, hoofing it up and delighting the crowd and Zumba brought ...
Annual Appreciation Day at Lakers’ Practice Facility Hosts Students from Long Beach Area
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
Thirty-one students from Cabrillo High School and Long Beach Polytechnic High School got a chance to travel to the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo, CA, to watch a portion of ...
Chef Ron Russell of Sun Café Offers a Raw Tomato Basil Soup
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
Here’s a refreshing and simple soup recipe that is cool and perfect for a spring or summer day. Chef Ron is one of our new chef partners in California, and he ...
Alcohol Statistics That May Surprise You
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
Drinking alcohol in moderation may have a number of health benefits. Drinking too much alcohol can have some negative health consequences, causing harm to your health. According to the CDC (Centers ...
Health Fair at Edison High, Berea College, Smoothies and more…
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
The Fresno Bee recently highlighted the HealthCorps Health Fair at Edison High School in Fresno, California. In addition to student booths featuring lessons on various lifestyle topics, organizations including Sahaja Meditation, ...
Quick Tips for Better Health
by ahendel
May 12, 2015
Is there a specific type of cinnamon that offers the most health benefits? You may have heard that cinnamon can provide health benefits, especially when it comes to modulating blood sugar levels. ...
May 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Margaret Huey
by admin
May 8, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce Margaret as our May Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Margaret about her experience with HealthCorps and why she wanted ...
Active Alliance Ambassador Pedometer Competition Round Two
by ahendel
May 8, 2015
Last week on Friday Fitness day we announced the amazing results in the first round of this competition, which had 52 Cabrillo High School students posting a grand total of 5,187,998 ...
Spotlight on Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS Noted Bariatric Surgeon, Yearly Patron of the HealthCorps Gala
by ahendel
May 7, 2015
Dr. Michael J Nusbaum has been a HealthCorps supporter and patron for a number of years.  He was born in Livingston, NJ. He attended Washington and Jefferson College and Oxford University ...
Good Neighbors May Mean Good Health
by ahendel
May 6, 2015
It’s not unusual when scouting out a neighborhood, to get the lay of the land in terms of school caliber, shopping and transit availability, and how far the local hospital is ...
Infused Waters by Chef Marco Zapien
by ahendel
May 5, 2015
Our recent Highway to Health Los Angeles festival featured a Teen Battle Chef competition, with fruits and vegetable ingredients provided by Melissa’s Produce. The company also brought their corporate chef, Chef ...
Pedometer Challenge Inspires Steps
by ahendel
May 1, 2015
The first round of the Active Alliance Ambassador Pedometer Competition took place from March 16th through March 27th.  Students from Cabrillo High School, Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Roosevelt High School, ...

Amy Hendel, P.A.

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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