Limiting sugary drinks can make a difference in children’s health

By Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County Limiting sugary drinks are an important step for public health and particularly for the health of children and youth. All children deserve to grow up healthy, but children today could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. This is, […]

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It’s not just you. It’s the cost of food, too.

If you are going to talk about access to healthy food, you have to talk about affordability. Why is Top Ramen cheaper than veggies? – King County resident This was the crux of a community conversation in South King County where residents shared the on-the-ground challenges to eating healthier food–challenges that go far beyond just […]

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Nurses Week focus on good health for nurses promotes resilience

Burnout is a problem in many professions – and particularly in nursing. For National Nurses Week this year, the focus is on promoting good health for nurses themselves. Within Public Health – Seattle & King County, this fits squarely with many efforts to help people overcome the impacts of burnout and “secondary trauma” (which comes […]

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There’s no place like home: family home child care in King County

By MyKa’La Alexander, Ilma Vikovic, and Julianne Korn, Healthy Eating and Active Living Interns The walls of Anaji Aman’s home are lined floor to ceiling with colorful posters depicting numbers, shapes, fruits and veggies, maps, animals, and the months of the year, as well as children’s artwork. There are books in many different languages and […]

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Give peas a chance! Help us beet hunger year round

With New Years’ resolution season looming, you might be thinking of ways to be healthier in 2017. This year, we’d like to ask you to take it one step further: make a resolution to help others be healthier too. Public Health is partnering with the emergency food system to bring healthier foods to food banks, […]

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5 health tips for the Sounders Parade

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEATTLE SOUNDERS, MLS CHAMPIONS!!!! Naturally, as your Public Health department, we have a few health tips for those of you heading out to the Sounders Parade on Tuesday: Dress warmly. Save the naked body paint looks for the warmer weather of the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade. By all means, wear the scarves! […]

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