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March 2016

Eat Well!

It's National Nutrition Month!

Aim For 5 Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

The vitamins, minerals, and fiber in fruits and vegetables are important to your health. The nutrients in fruits and vegetables help our bodies grow. They also help us maintain a healthy body weight. By eating five fruits and vegetables each day you also help to keep your immune system strong.

Aim to eat your servings of fruits and vegetables; even 100 percent juice does not have the benefits of eating a single piece of fruit or vegetable. Juice does have much more sugar than a piece of fruit or vegetable.

Try these healthy tips:

  • Add berries to sweeten cereal or oatmeal
  • Try carrots with hummus dip
  • Make fruit kabobs
  • Make celery sticks with almond butter and raisins
  • Use nonfat yogurt as a dip for fruit as dessert
  • Freeze grapes for a cool summer snack
  • Add vegetables like carrots or zucchini to pasta sauce
Fruit is an easy snack.

The vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables help kids grow, fight off illness and can prevent weight gain. Fresh is best, but frozen is also a good choice. If you're using canned fruits and vegetables, watch for sodium and added sugar. 


Community Highlight

Farm to School in Sequoyah County

High school students from Gore Public School are picking carrots from the school-based garden that will be used as a snack for the 7th and 8th grade elementary students. Gore is promoting Farm to School by using the school garden and an aquaponics system to bring awareness to students, staff and parents about healthy food promotion and garden-based food production.

PICH: Partnership Meeting

Date: March 8th, 2016
Time: 9:00-4:00 pm
Location: Tahlequah Municipal Armory Building, Tahlequah, OK.

The purpose of the partnership meeting is to provide technical assistance and collaborative support to successfully complete grant year two deliverables and to enable Cherokee Nation PICH grant partners to maximize community health efforts to make the healthy choice easier and reduce Chronic Disease for all people living in the Cherokee Nation.

For more information email:

WINGS is Almost Here

Ready, Set, Run!

Remember to pre-register for each race. Healthy Nation does not accept any race day registration. Healthy Nation also keeps track of race attendance. If you miss 3 races (that you sign up for) throughout the calendar year (January-December), you will forfeit your race privileges for the next 12 months.

Check out the WINGS Race schedule here.
Apply for a WINGS Membership here.
More on WINGS

Community Calender

Healthy Events Happening Across Cherokee Nation

Rogers County Fitness Free Training Workouts
March 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Click here for more information

Safenet Color Wheel 10K/5K Run (wings race)
March 5

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Nowata C.A.N. Beekeeping Class
March 8

Click here for more information

Turtle Run - A "Glow" 5K (non-wings race)
March 11

Click here for more information

St. Patrick's Day Run (non-wings race)
March 12

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Tahlequah High School Save-A-Senior 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run (wings race)
March 19

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CC Camp 5K Run (wings race)
March 26

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Full Calender of Events

Date: March 7, 14, 21, 28, and 29, 2016 & April 4, 11, and 18, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: W.W. Hastings Hospital, Support Services Conference Room, 100 Bliss Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464
Contact: Sonya Davidson 918-453-5000 X 6137 or Hillary Mead 918-453-5000 X 7691
Email: or

This is a 7-week class. Call or email now to enroll!


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