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Friday, July 22, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating   Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Limit these items from your diet and replace them with foods that are better for you!    Healthy Kids, Healthy Families United Way of Long Island is proud to partner with NBTY, a world leader in health and wellness. The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative aims to enrich the lives of families by promoting wellness through nutrition, education and healthy living.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are beneficial for your health. Keep an eye out for the following for your next grocery trip to add them to your daily intake: Beas (Pinto, Navy, Lima, Chickpeas, Lentils, Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Peas) Berries (Purple Grapes, Cranberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries) Oats (Wheat Germ, Ground Flaxseed, Brown Rice, Barley) Wheat, Buckwheat, Rye, Millet, Amaranth, Quinoa, Kamut, Yellow Corn,...
Monday, July 18, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families You know you are supposed to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that when you enjoy these foods you might also be ingesting pesticides?  The Clean Fifteen Not all non-organic fruits and vegetables have high pesticide levels. Thanks to some of their tough outer layers, they protect themselves against pesticides. They are known as the "Clean Fifteen" since they contain little to no pesticides: Onions Sweet Peas Avocados Asparagus Watermelon Cantaloupe Sweet Corn...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Deer Park, NY (July 8, 2016) — Fashion and fundraising have joined forces to provide assistance to Long Islanders in need.  Macy’s Inc. employees across Long Island recently announced a pledge of $194,000 to United Way of Long Island through their payroll deduction giving program. These funds will significantly aid United Way and its more than 100 community partner agencies in an effort to offer programs and support services to better the lives of families and individuals in the region. In addition to the employee giving campaign, Macy’s contributed a $51,000 corporate gift - bringing the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Stay Safe and Cool During a Heat Wave When the temperatures rise on Long Island, there are simple steps you can take to beat the heat. Heat waves can be dangerous, but if you are prepared with the necessary knowledge and supplies you can stay safe and healthy this summer season. PSEG Long Island, American Red Cross, 2-1-1 Long Island, and United Way want you to be prepared and be safe. Facts about Heat Waves The elderly, young, sick, or overweight are more likely to become victims of excessive heat People living in urban, or more densely populated areas may be at greater risk from the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Northport, New York – Allstate agency owner Ralph Habib received the Agency Helping Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. This award earned the United Way of Long Island, where Habib volunteers, a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation. “The United Way of Long Island truly makes a difference in the Long Island community,” Habib said. “These grant funds will help the United Way of Long Island continue to improve the lives of many people in the surrounding area. I am inspired by the work that they have accomplished and I am proud to be a part of their efforts.”...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families With all of the barbeques, parties and vacations during the summer months, making healthy choices at mealtime can be difficult. Here are some tips to help keep you on track when it comes to food and drinks!   Keep hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Take advantage of fresh fruit and vegetables this summer, 2 servings each day is just right for you! Eat as much as 5-7 servings from the grain food group! This includes any food that is made from wheat, rice, oats, or...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Summer Grilling Tips Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Summer means plenty of barbecues and one or more events or parties every weekend. In order to maximize your healthy meal choices, we suggest that you plan ahead for your summer eating choices.  Have a small snack before you leave. It will be easier to say “no” to chips and other fatty foods if you’re not that hungry Sip on water or other non-caloric beverages while socializing to help avoid snacking Don’t fall into the trap of eating high-fat items like hot dogs or potato salad...
Monday, June 13, 2016
  Join us this Friday, June 17 from 11am - 10pm at the Grand Opening of the new PizzaRev at Tanger Outlets, Deer Park! Enjoy some 'Pizza with a Purpose', and 100% of the proceeds will go toward United Way of Long Island's Mission United. It’s make your own pizza - with 30 different toppings and several different dough (including gluten free) we hope to see you there with friends and/or family! Whether the craving hits during a lunch break, happy hour or late-night snacking, pick your price and help us support the more than 135,000 veterans living right here on Long Island.  Mission United is...
Friday, June 10, 2016
June 10 2016 (Deer Park, NY) - United Way of Long Island is giving companies, organizations, families and friends the chance to battle for bragging rights on The Peconic River this summer by entering a four-person team in the annual Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge. The Paddle Battle will be held on Saturday, July 30th at the town docks in Riverhead with proceeds from the Team Challenge going to United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild Program, as well the Long Island Aquarium. The Paddle Battle Team Challenge is a recreational Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak race where groups will...

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