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Being Active Every Day Can Improve Your Health

By | February 28th, 2019|Prevention|

Physical activity is fun, can be done anywhere and anytime, and can have positive benefits to your health. From now until the end of July, the Arizona Department of Health Services’ AZ Health Zone is featuring a new public awareness campaign called “Every. Day. Active.”  The campaign includes statewide digital ads and social media that shows [...]

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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

By | August 6th, 2018|Prevention|

Going to a farmers market with your family can be great fun! Join with me in celebrating National Farmers Market Week. Worried about the heat? Some markets have moved indoors for the summer and others have early hours. Use AZ Health Zone's fantastic map to find a market near your home. You can narrow your [...]

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2016 SNAP-Ed Strategies and Interventions Featured in National Toolkit for States

By | February 12th, 2016|Prevention|

Our Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity competed successfully to have their SNAP-Ed interventions included in the 2016 SNAP-Ed Strategies and Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States. The comprehensive criteria used in the process focused on policy, systems and environmental change and the scoring process was rigorous. This national publication also includes many new cutting edge approaches from [...]

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Bureau of Special Licensing and Office of Environmental Health Team Up

By | January 5th, 2016|Preparedness|

An estimated 120,000 trucks cross our southern border every year importing fresh produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers to name a few. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported 4.2 billion pounds of produce crossed into Nogales, Arizona. A potential stopping point for the produce you eat may be one of approximately 110 warehouses [...]

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