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Fun with fruits and vegetables for Eat Smart Day

Fruits and vegetables can be fun! To celebrate Eat Smart Day on November 7th, the American Heart Association worked with Broome-Tioga BOCES and Johnson City Elementary School to teach kids about healthy options. Kameron, a Cornell Dietetic Intern with Broome-Tioga BOCES designed a lesson for 5th grade students in Mr. Luce’s class. She taught them

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Growing Healthy Hearts program to help fight childhood obesity

The American Heart Association is taking the fight against childhood obesity to Syracuse schools. On Tuesday, the AHA announced a new program in five Syracuse City School District elementary schools called Growing Healthy Hearts. About 30% of kids and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. In the Syracuse City School District, that number

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Community leaders join award winning CNY volunteer boards

As new members join, local volunteers in Utica and Syracuse are being honored by the American Heart Association for “transforming” the heart health of Central New York. Both boards were recently recognized in the “Gold Standard Board” recognition program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Syracuse earned a gold-level distinction and Utica earned bronze. Boards were

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Healthy tips for back to school time

It’s time to head back to school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of

hidden Heartsaver Heroes honored for saving a life with CPR, AED

Heartsaver Heroes honored for saving a life with CPR, AED

Immediate CPR can mean the difference between life and death. It did for William Wood, whose life was saved by four Heartsaver Heroes. The American Heart Association honored the group during a special presentation on Monday.  William Wood, 57, collapsed in July while shopping at the Wegmans on Clemens Center Parkway in Elmira. When his

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New chairperson named for Rome Run & Indoor Walk

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is honored to announce the new chairperson for the Rome Run & Indoor Walk. After serving on the event’s volunteer committee for nine years, Brenda McMonagle is officially stepping into the role as chairperson. McMonagle has participated in Heart Run & Walk events in both Rome and Utica for

hidden Southern Tier Heart Walk celebrates its best year ever!

Southern Tier Heart Walk celebrates its best year ever!

Now that the books have officially closed on the Southern Tier Heart Walk, we have some exciting news to share. The 2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk was our best year ever! Because of you, we raised a record $288,174 at the Heart Walk, exceeding our goal of $280,000. That incredible amount will help us save

hidden Children’s Health Challenge helps local students Move More

Children’s Health Challenge helps local students Move More

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is making it easier for kids to be Healthy For Good. During the last few weeks of the school year, the American Heart Association donated recess equipment to more than twenty schools across the region. Kits included items like basketballs, jump ropes, frisbees, and more. Kit donations were made