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Staff Writer, Copy EditorIn an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle among Valley children, the Imperial Valley Child Asthma Program will teach a wellness curriculum in the coming school year at five Valley preschools operated by the nonprofit United Families Inc. The...
Tags: Asthma, Healthy Diet, Physical Conditions, Nutrition, Weight
Staff WriterCALEXICO — Football, zumba, softball and boxing are some of the fun activities children said they do for exercise at the first annual Muevete USA event. Combating childhood obesity was the focus at the Muevete USA project held Saturday at Cesar...
Staff WriterFor preschool teacher Cynthia Juarez, preparing healthy meals in a fun and creative way was exactly what she wanted to learn to help teach her students at Room to Grow preschool in Brawley. “It’s extremely important for our kids to learn...
Tags: Healthy Diet, Weight, Education, Diets and Dieting, Overweight
Staff WriterHOLTVILLE — In an effort to lower the obesity rate of local youths, the community is invited to discuss creating safe walking and biking routes to schools in the Valley. With a recent health information survey showing 74 percent of adults and 42...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorThe Our Choice program is in the process of recruiting Valley children ages 2 through 9 to take part in a study that aims to promote a healthier lifestyle and combat obesity. Project organizers are seeking to recruit 1,200 children, as well as their...
It’s the rare person who hasn’t been touched by cancer. Many of our readers themselves have been diagnosed with cancer, while many others have close family members or friends with the disease. Cancer comes in many variations to people of...
There long has been a disconnect, even in an area that grows much of the nation’s produce, between what is on our plates and knowing where it comes from. Remarkably, there are many among us who have no idea that the lettuce in our hamburgers, the...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterIt’s been years since Graciela Hernandez had health insurance and although she has diabetes, the last time she saw a doctor was two years ago. The Brawley resident does qualify for Medi-Cal, but her share of cost came out to be almost $1,000 a...
That three of the Imperial Valley’s most popular locally-owned restaurants are joining the fight against childhood obesity is not only innovative, it’s entirely essential. For two months starting in February, a special children’s menu...
In today’s harried world, it can be challenging to find the time to devote to maintaining and improving our health. The reasons, as well as excuses, that often keep us from adopting a healthier lifestyle can be multiple. Yet there are countless more...
Special to this NewspaperWhen the Imperial Police Athletic League boxing program gets under way, it’ll have a lead instructor who has seen it all and done it all in the boxing ring, including winning the IBF featherweight championship of the world. Hector Lizarraga, 46,...
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