Designing Healthy Environments at Work Website Find tools and resources to improve your worksite’s infrastructure to support health, physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco-free lifestyles.The following tools are available to support healthy environments at work: an assessment tool to identify changes your worksite can make to support health; a feedback report with suggestions for improvement; […]
Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia — and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their […]
This winter, Norte! encourages people to get up, grab a friend and head outside. Their program, Winter Walk Wednesdays (WWW), is a weekly, community-wide celebration of people walking to work, school or just for fun in Traverse City. WWW starts January 11th and goes through March. Norte!—a youth-focused nonprofit dedicated to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle—was […]
Start where you are. It’s a saying we embrace at Shape Up North because it expresses in many ways our mission of helping people achieve and maintain a healthy weight in northern Michigan. First, we love “start where you are” because it encourages everybody, whether they are are 20 pounds over target weight, 50 pounds over […]
Start Biking to Work Once a Week Biking to work may sound like a big commitment, but it doesn’t have to be. Ride once a week on nice days. Ride halfway if you live out of town. Start with a reasonable goal. We talked with Drew Tursma, a Traverse City resident and pediatrician at Grand […]
How to Avoid Hidden Calories During the Holidays During the holidays, even the healthiest eaters splurge on dessert, knowing we’re consuming unnecessary calories. We’re not surprised to hear our 4-ounce slice of red velvet cake has around 400 calories—almost a quarter of the recommended daily calorie intake. But we may be surprised to hear that […]
Donate to Northern Michigan Food Pantries This Winter Harbor Springs-based nonprofit Manna Food Project is celebrating its 30th anniversary helping feed the hungry in Northern Michigan. Seven employees and over 250 volunteers work together on four meaningful projects: Manna’s Food Bank, Manna’s Food Rescue, Manna’s Food Pantry, and Manna’s “Food 4 Kids.” Manna’s Food Bank provides 1.5 […]