April 23, 2014

*Pharmaceutical Collection* in Sites Across the U.P. on April 26

Pollution Prevention

April 21, 2014

~Hooping it Up Workshop Scheduled for April 26~

Hooping it Up Workshop

April 17, 2014

~Earth Day is April 22!~



Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.  Cigarette butts are the most littered item globally, leaching toxic chemicals and carcinogens that pollute the environment. Tobacco control advocates can use Earth Day to call attention to the environmental impact of cigarette butts.

Help Us Stop Toxic Litter:

The dangers from smoking don’t stop once a cigarette is stubbed out. Cigarette butts leach toxic chemicals and carcinogens that pollute the environment. They’re poisonous to wildlife and can contaminate water sources. And they’re the number one littered item on US roadways and the number one item found on beaches and in waterways worldwide.



 Get the Facts:

Fact Sheet Tobacco1

Fact Sheet Tobacco2

Fact Sheet Tobacco3

For more information, please visit www.legacyforhealth.org


April 14, 2014

*Eat Smart, Live Strong* FREE Nutrition Classes

nutrition flyer msue

April 11, 2014

Screen Time vs. Lean Time


According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 now spend, on average, a whopping 7.5 hours in front of a screen for entertainment each day, 4.5 of which are spent watching TV. Over a year, that adds up to 114 full days watching a screen for fun. That’s just the time they spend in front of a screen for entertainment. It doesn’t include the time they spend on the computer at school for educational purposes or at home for homework.

The CDC recommends kids get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The time kids spend watching TV, playing video games, surfing the web, is time they could be physically active.

 Screen Time: Kids 8-10 Years Old

Screen Time Ages 8-10

Screen Time: Kids 11-14 Years Old

Screen Time Ages 11-14

Screen Time: Teens 15-18 Years Old

 Screen Time 15-18

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/solutions.html or http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/screenfreeweek/

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April 23, 2014