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Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.

Healthy and Yummy Thanksgiving
by ahendel
November 21, 2014
Let the Thanksgiving food fest begin with these lighter, tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and the big feast. The Lean Pumpkin Shake from Candace Kumai - http://www.candicekumai.com/recipes/happy-fall-lean-pumpkin-shake/ Mint and Cranberry Quinoa Salad from ...
Will a Fitness Mobile App Inspire You to Work Out?
by ahendel
November 21, 2014
Technology appears poised to shape the ways we train. Here are some statistics from the IDEA Fitness Magazine, October 2014: Current trends indicate that 8 million smart bands, used to monitor fitness, ...
College Football Players try Mindfulness Training
by ahendel
November 21, 2014
If you follow football avidly, you may know that their pre-game practices can involve a variety of exercise modalities, including ballet.  After all, if you are nimble on your feet you ...
Quick Tips for Wellness
by ahendel
November 21, 2014
Frozen meals often have directions that include a “standing time” interval, after you microwave or heat them. It’s important to follow those additional instructions since they help to limit food poisoning ...
Coordinator Raises Funds with Chicago Marathon Run
by ahendel
November 21, 2014
Clare Parks, a coordinator at WMST high school in Washington, D.C., ran the Chicago marathon as a fundraiser for her HealthCorps program. This is one of the new creative, grassroots fundraising ...
Small Changes can Fuel a Lifetime of Health
by ahendel
November 20, 2014
Coordinators get to see the changes in students, when the HealthCorps curriculum they teach begins to slowly intercept unhealthy teen habits. Even more rewarding, is when the students actually share habit ...
When the Temperature Drops, Soups On!
by ahendel
November 18, 2014
There’s nothing that warms a body more than a hearty soup. A soup “that’s a meal” should include protein, vegetables, and a small portion of a grain, in this recipe, pasta. ...
Are you more likely to heed lifestyle advice from a guy or gal doctor?
by ahendel
November 14, 2014
When it comes to nutrition and exercise advice, communication skills may be one key, and that’s where gender comes into play. A new study suggests that female doctors communicate and dispense ...
HealthCorps Announces a New Partnership
by ahendel
November 13, 2014
Encouraging Kids Nationwide to Eat Smart! -Amy Hendel, PA/HealthCoach Power Crunch just announced that they are partnering with HealthCorps, sponsoring the HealthCorps program in Southern California’s Valley High School in Santa Ana, and sharing ...
Fried Foods and Risk of Gestational Diabetes
by ahendel
November 12, 2014
You know the phrase, you are what you eat. Recently, health experts have also endorsed the science that suggests that what you eat before and during pregnancy can impact your risk ...
POWER CRUNCH PARTNERS WITH HEALTHCORPS
by admin
November 12, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Regnier Formula 310-578-7050 regnier@formulapr.com MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 215-694-9926 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org POWER CRUNCH PARTNERS WITH HEALTHCORPS® TO ENCOURAGE KIDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO EAT SMART Power Crunch to Support HealthCorps Program at Santa Ana’s Valley High School IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. ...
Recipes with Protein Help to Keep You Full, Longer
by ahendel
November 11, 2014
Nutritionists recommend including a lean protein in every meal.  Here are some recommendations: For breakfast: A smoothie with Greek yogurt, or Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts and high fiber cereal High protein cereal and ...
Want younger skin? Exercise Can Help!
by ahendel
November 7, 2014
Skin changes as we age. Most of us will develop wrinkles, sagging skin, crow’s feet around our eyes and our skin will get generally flaky and drier. Sun damage can certainly ...
HealthCorps Hires West Coast Communications Manager
by admin
November 7, 2014
A New Voice Shares the HealthCorps Mission; Supporting Teens in Nutrition, Wellness and Mental Resilience in High-Need Schools Sacramento, CA – November 6, 2014 – HealthCorps (http://www.healthcorps.org) announced today that Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff ...
Three HealthCorps Schools Awarded Breakfast Scholarships
by ahendel
November 6, 2014
Recently, the California Milk Processor Board partnered with 15 school districts across the state for the seventh annual Breakfast Challenge. During the three-week challenge, each campus aimed to encourage its students ...
When You Eat Pumpkin, Make Sure It’s the Real Deal
by ahendel
November 5, 2014
Halloween has come and gone, and with it starts the yearly pumpkin revolution. You will see cans of pumpkin featured prominently on shelves in the supermarket, fresh pumpkins of all sizes ...
November Health Observances
by ahendel
November 4, 2014
November 4, 2014, Health Calendar 1 - 30 American Diabetes Month American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311 askada@diabetes.org 1 - 30 COPD Awareness Month American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004 www.lung.org 1 - 30 Lung Cancer ...
Let’s Worry About Boy Bones
by ahendel
October 31, 2014
When it comes to health risks, we typically talk about women and weak bone risk.  Women tend to diet and may miss out on important sources of calcium. Women also have ...
Fun Things Happening at ASTEC High
by ahendel
October 30, 2014
The staff at ASTEC Charter Schools in Oklahoma City showed off their creative side while they created songs, posters, and skits about living a HealthCorps lifestyle. At a back-to- school Professional ...
Halloween Tips and Treats
by ahendel
October 28, 2014
As much as parents try to downplay the “treats” part of Halloween, kids want their candy. So here are some ideas and links to creative, tasty treats that use fruits, vegetables, ...

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Known as The HealthGal, our resident Health Editor and blogger, Amy Hendel is a popular medical and lifestyle reporter, lifestyle expert, columnist and spokesperson. Trained as a Physician Assistant and nutritionist, she maintains a private practice as a Health Coach in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. Her first book Fat Families Thin Families (BenBella Publishers) released in June 2008 and offers a "family team" approach to helping families cope with obesity and its related health issues. The soft cover version released in June of 2010 under the new title, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families.

Amy currently hosts What’s for Lunch?, Food Rescue and Simple Smoothies at Healthination. She’s also a contributing health and nutrition expert at HealthCentral and Buddha Teas. She’s been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, Access Hollywood Live, Marie! Rachel Ray, The 700 Club, EXTRA, and national and local news and talk shows. Past producer/Host of healthy home segments on HouseSmarts, Amy has also hosted Westwood One’s Good Eating Good Living, Lifetime's Stories on the Beach, HealthZone (PBS), and Pfizer's On the Road to Pain Relief. She's also a frequently quoted expert in national magazines and publications.

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