Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back to School Lunch Ideas

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Back-to-School time may be a good opportunity to start some new, healthy habits. Wendy Brookhouse from Grand Valley Family Health Centers joined the noon news with some healthy snacks. Brookhouse offers tips on helping your kids eat healthier including enjoying fruits and vegetables in new ways. It is important to stay creative with your kids and don't forget to include them in the process!  

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Kid-approved healthy snacks

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat enough fruits and veggies, likely, you're not alone.  

Wendy Brookhouse from Grand Valley Family Health Center, Jeff Verkaik, a teacher at Vanguard Academy and a few students from his class joined the noon news to talk about kid approved healthy snacks.

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National Women's Health Week

What is Grand Valley Family Health Center doing to celebrate Women’s Health Week?

 GVFHC's own JJ and Barb speaking about National Women's Health Week on FOX 17 Grand Rapids!

GVFHC's own JJ and Barb speaking about National Women's Health Week on FOX 17 Grand Rapids!

Jehricole Olenzuk, EP-C: Grand Valley Family Health Center (GVFHC) is celebrating National Women’s Health Week with a free Body Composition Assessment Screening and education event. This $35 dollar value will be offered to women ages 16 and up free to the West Michigan Community from May 15th-19th during Women’s Health Week.

What does a biometric health assessment entail?

This 10 minute assessment consists of receiving accurate results on your weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, lean mass and fat free mass and your total body water. Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or increase your lean muscle mass this is a great place to start to learn about bodies specific numbers.  Community members will receive a full printout of their results.

How does age play a factor in healthy living?

Barb Duchemin, BS, PA-C: Whether you're in your 20s or your 90s, you are going to have different health concerns. A well-woman visit is a yearly preventive checkup with your doctor. It's a time to check in on how you're doing, how you'd like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals.

In addition to talking with your doctor or nurse about your health, you may also need certain vaccines (shots) and medical tests. You do not need every test every year!  

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Worksite Wellness

GVFHC Exercise Physiologist JJ talks on WZZM about the importance of worksite wellness. 

The goal of worksite wellness is to keep employees safe and encourage physical activity during their workday and everyday lives.

Some benefitds include but not limited to lowering blood pressure, managin cholestral, eating a clean, well balanced diet and more! 

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