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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.

August 2015 Health Observances
by ahendel
August 4, 2015
August 1 - 31 Children's Eye Health and Safety Month Prevent Blindness info@preventblindness.org August 1 - 31 National Breastfeeding Month The United States Breastfeeding Committee www.usbreastfeeding.org/NBM August 1 - 31 National Immunization Awareness Month National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Centers ...
Sweeping Your Home for Health
by ahendel
July 31, 2015
If you are a typical teen, then your room and personal space is probably a mess. Chances are you’re not doing too much cleaning up, with most of your time devoted ...
Teen Battle Chef Went Live in Harlem on June 16th!
by ahendel
July 30, 2015
It was a special gathering at Madiba Harlem with celebrity judges Leah Abraham, co-owner of Settepani Restaurant, Richard Grausman, Founder and Chairman of C-CAP, Dan Jackson, Executive Chef of Café 2 ...
Quick Tips for Your Health
by ahendel
July 29, 2015
Rates of strokes in pregnant women are increasing, despite the fact that they are falling among seniors. Increasing obesity, inactivity and older maternal age are all considered possible explanations for this ...
Healthy and Easy Recipe: Quiche in a Cup
by ahendel
July 28, 2015
A cup, microwave and some simple ingredients are all you need for this quick and healthy light dish, perfect for any meal of the day! Ingredients A microwavable cup 1 large egg 1 tablespoon low ...
Should I Really Do As Much Exercise as Possible Every Day?
by ahendel
July 24, 2015
When it comes to the discussion of “how much exercise is good for you or beneficial health-wise” there are a slew of different perspectives. The WHO recommends a minimum of 150 ...
HealthCorps Students at Astec Charter High School Embrace Recycling
by ahendel
July 23, 2015
Recycling is still a tough sell to many Americans. On Earth Day 2015, students at Astec Charter High School saw a lack of environmental awareness on their school front, and they ...
Why Is Late Night Eating Bad for You?
by ahendel
July 22, 2015
People often eat late at night for reasons other than hunger. You may be trying to satisfy cravings, to cope with boredom, to calm stress, or it may be a response ...
Tips to Get More Produce Into Your Daily Diet
by ahendel
July 21, 2015
Don’t let the “eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily” daunt you. A serving is ½ cup of cooked or one cup of raw vegetables, or one cup of raw ...
Exercising Can Help You to Sleep Better
by ahendel
July 17, 2015
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) getting insufficient sleep is now an epidemic among teens and adults, with 30% of adults sleeping less than six hours on ...
July 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Latisha Williams
by admin
July 17, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce Latisha as our July Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Latisha about what influenced her to become a coordinator. Name: ...
HealthCorps students to share culinary flair at annual Farm-to-Fork event
by admin
July 17, 2015
For Immediate Release July 17, 2015 Media Contacts: • Karen.Wilkinson@healthcorps.org 707-845-9783 • Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.org HealthCorps students to share culinary flair at annual Farm-to-Fork event Sen. Galgiani invites Teen Battle Chef students from Health Careers Academy WHO: HealthCorps students from Health ...
HealthCorps Students from Professions High School in Sacramento “Run for Health”
by ahendel
July 16, 2015
In a high school without a track and limited sports and physical activities, HealthCorps is filling the need while offering a safe space for teenage girls to discuss food, body image ...
Wellness Wednesday
by ahendel
July 15, 2015
It’s mostly alarming rates of obesity fueling new dietary guidelines that will be released by the FDA, with the recommendation of lower levels of added sugar, sodium and healthier fats as ...
Dr. Phil Blanc joins the HealthCorps Family, Will Oversee Research and Health Science Communication
by admin
July 15, 2015
Dr. Phil Blanc comes to HealthCorps by way of a variety of experiences in health promotion, research, and media. Aspiring to give back to society through the art and science of ...
How do I find healthier cereals?
by ahendel
July 14, 2015
Many cereals have large amounts of added sugar, too much salt or sodium, and low levels of whole grains, even if they have a label that suggests fortification with added vitamins. ...
Contact Your Senator Today!
by admin
July 13, 2015
Last week, the US House of Representatives passed their education bill H.R. 5, formally known as the Student Success Act, with a very close vote of 218-213. Twenty-seven Republicans crossed their ...
Fun Fitness Facts
by ahendel
July 10, 2015
The first Boston Marathon in 1897 had 18 participants. It now attracts 30,000 registered participants. As of spring 2014, 65 million people had gone running or jogging in the last 12 months. In ...
Healthcorps Wellness Challenge At NOVA Academy a Success
by ahendel
July 9, 2015
Anayeli Zavala, the coordinator at NOVA Academy in Coachella, CA, created a wellness challenge that rewarded participants for “engaging in healthy habits.” Each staff member from the school who participated in ...
Quick Tips for Health
by ahendel
July 8, 2015
Struggling with dieting? Maybe you need to embrace one single habit swap out at a time. A good first choice is committing to eat more fiber at every meal and snack. ...

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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