- Community Transformation
- Tobacco-Free Living
- Active Communities
- Healthy Foods. Healthy Communities.
- DeTour Village Farmers Market
- Escanaba Farmers Market
- Gladstone Farmers Market
- Iron Mountain Farmers Market
- Manistique Farmers Market
- Downtown Marquette Farmers Market
- Menominee Farmers Market
- Munising Farmers Market
- Newberry Farmers Market
- Pickford Farmers Market
- Sault Ste. Marie Farmers Market
- St. Ignace Farmers Market
- Other U.P. Farmers Markets
- News, Event, or Success Story Submission Form
- CTG in Michigan
- Let’s Get Local
- Traditional Foods
- Tribal Food Sovereignty Collaboration
- Healthy Schools
- Lets Get Moving
- Community Coalitions
April 23, 2014
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April 17, 2014
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:
For more information, please visit www.legacyforhealth.org.
April 14, 2014
April 11, 2014
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: Kids 11-14 Years Old
Screen Time: Teens 15-18 Years Old
For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/solutions.html or http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/screenfreeweek/