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Salads and fruits were being enjoyed by Spring Grove first grade boys, Lyric Stadtler, Carter Van Minsel and Austin Huling, along with their chicken patties served on whole grain buns on Tuesday. MARLENE DESCHLER/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Salads and fruits were being enjoyed by Spring Grove first grade boys, Lyric Stadtler, Carter Van Minsel and Austin Huling, along with their chicken patties served on whole grain buns on Tuesday. MARLENE DESCHLER/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
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Monday, February 23, 2015 11:33 AM

School lunch programs have been around for a very long time. As early as the 1890s, there were food service programs in the United States. The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website, www.fns.usda.gov, explains that school lunch programs began with “sporadic food services undertaken by private societies and associations interested in child welfare and education.”

  • Son inspires Harmony couple  to make healthier choices

    Jessica Powell and her husband, Lane, of Harmony made the decision to eat healthier over a year ago. Spurred by the healthy foods their son chose to eat, the Powells decided to try their hand at improving their health through better food choices and more physical activity – even though they both have a love for running.

     
  • Spring Grove school menu reflects First Lady’s  efforts to build a healthy future for nation’s youth

    School lunch programs have been around for a very long time. As early as the 1890s, there were food service programs in the United States. The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website, www.fns.usda.gov, explains that school lunch programs began with “sporadic food services undertaken by private societies and associations interested in child welfare and education.”

     
  • ‘Cheerleading is a sport’

    “Cheerleading is a sport,” says Mabel teen Aubrey Norby, who spends a great deal of her time away from studies practicing for what is called “competitive cheerleading.”

     
  • Area stretching, exercise classes invite seniors to try; see benefits

    When people suffer from the aches and pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia and other such ailments, or if they’re worried about their balance and concerned about falling, the easiest thing might be to refrain from physical activity. They think that by making fewer movements and resting, they’re doing themselves a world of good.

     
  • Snowshoeing is a winter sport everyone can enjoy
    This winter has provided plentiful snow and cold temps that have kept the snow pack intact. What is one to do other than sulk inside about not being able to do much outside? Strap on some snowshoes and go explore the unique outdoor beauty that winter has to offer. 
  • Pet partners bring 
joy to area patients
    "We visit hospitals, take any specific requests. We see inpatients at hospitals, visit a couple times a month, and we also go to the care center here in town. The dogs go to the Olmsted hospital and visit the birth center, too," said Louise Mandt of Chatfield. 
  • Kingsland staff proves it is up to wellness challenge
    This may be Amber Uhlenhake's first year as Kingsland's wellness coordinator, but she is excited to whip the staff into shape. 
  • Rushford citizen enjoying being fitness coach
    It's always easy to say that today one is going to exercise for a half hour. But, it's a lot harder to get motivated to do it. 
  • Proper nutrition key to Preston man's weight loss
    It is only a month into 2013 and many New Year's resolutions have been tried, tested and maybe already abandoned at this point. That goal to lose weight may be looking like a mountain that is impossible to scale. However, there are still people who push forward, providing inspiration for those who need it. 
  • This family has a habit they don't want to break
    A fit family is fit to live a long, happy life together. Rob and Amy Gross of Spring Grove have made fitness and healthy eating habits a regular part of their daily routine, and they include their daughters as well. 
  • Exercise is 'golden' for Chatfield-area women
    "The Golden Girls class started in 2003," said Jackie Hrstka, of Jackie's Health and Fitness in Chatfield, describing her senior citizens' exercise class. "I just asked a few of the members if they would be interested in having a private class once a week to work on weights, stretching and a little aerobics, and they were all for it. We started with four or five women, but word of mouth increased the membership faster than I thought it would." 
  • With a little preparation, one can ensure that convenient and wholesome snacks are at the ready when it's time to head to out the door. 
  • The winter months mark the end of the outdoor training season for many active people, and the colder, shorter days can make it challenging to stay motivated and active. 
  • Get out and celebrate winter on the trails - sub head
    Trek it, climb it, paddle it, swim it, sleep in it.

    That's Chatfield. 
  • Racine mother goes from 'not working out at all' to fitness instructor
    Toni Higgins of Racine went from "zero to 100," dropping five pant sizes, 35 inches and 55 pounds over the course of a year by focusing on fitness.

    The 41-year-old noted that before the weight loss she had gone nine years without working out, hence starting at the speed of zero and went to 100, with her now being a fitness instructor with Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping at its location in Rochester. 
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