Enjoying a Healthy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and food, but for many of us, it can also be a challenge to our attempts to stay healthy. It may seem like it’s impossible to enjoy Thanksgiving without ending up consuming huge amounts of fat, sodium, and sugar, but here are a few tricks to make your holiday a bit healthier without taking away the foods you love:

https://www.phila.gov/2018-11-16-enjoying-a-healthy-thanksgiving/

Sodium Labeling Bill Signing

https://www.phillyvoice.com/mayor-kenney-signs-philadelphias-sodium-menu-label-warning-bill-law/

By Adam Hermann

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/salty-items-will-get-warning-labels-many-philly-restaurants

By Mike Denardo

https://whyy.org/articles/new-law-orders-philly-restaurants-to-warn-diners-of-high-sodium/

By Tom MacDonald

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/09/14/philadelphia-to-require-sodium-warning-labels-on-chain-restaurant-menus/

Uncredited

https://6abc.com/health/mayor-kenney-signs-bill-requiring-sodium-warning-labels-on-menus/4244711/

By Ali Gorman

https://www.metro.us/news/local-news/philadelphia/mayor-kenney-signs-new-bill-on-sodium-menu-warning

By Sarah Luoma

Observing Ramadan Safely and Healthily

Fasting during Ramadan can be deeply meaningful, and the Iftar meal after a day of fasting provides both much-needed nutrition and a chance to gather and celebrate with friends and family. But fasting can also be a challenge to efforts to follow a healthy lifestyle. After fasting all day, many people overdo things in the evening, drinking sugary drinks and eating heavy meals full of fatty and sugary treats. This can leave you feeling tired and sluggish and wondering how you can be gaining weight while fasting daily.

https://beta.phila.gov/2018-06-04-observing-ramadan-safely-and-healthily/

The Healthiest Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl. Ready or not, the biggest football game in Philly is coming up quickly.

Planning snacks for your Super Bowl party is part of the fun, but you don’t have to destroy your New Year’s resolutions to enjoy it. You’ll want something to crunch down on while gripping the couch cushions nervously, and something to celebrate with (of course) at the moment of victory (because we’re not even considering other possibilities). Here’s some ideas to round out your menu for the big game.

https://beta.phila.gov/2018-01-29-how-to-have-the-healthiest-super-bowl-party-ever/