Tami Best: Getting enough iron in a vegan diet
Democrat and Chronicle
June 16, 2015 - People who follow a plant-based diet should pair citrus fruits or tomato products with plant sources of iron to help boost their iron absorption and avoid drinking tea and coffee at the same time as they ingest sources of iron, writes Tami Best, a registered dietitian and healthy worksites coordinator for FLHSA.
Gillibrand pushes for summer meals for those in need
June 8, 2015 - Healthi Kids, an initiative of FLHSA, was at the kickoff of the summer meals program June 8 at Foodlink. At that event, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for an expansion of the summer meals program and to make it easier for kids to participate in the program.
Rochester health care prices among lowest in U.S.
Democrat and Chronicle
May 31, 2015 - A new report notes that Rochester has the fourth-lowest cost of medical care in the country, as measured by claims paid by commercial health insurers. Dr. Thomas Mahoney, chief medical officer of FLHSA, noted that medical costs must be aligned with quality of care.
Tami Best: How to cook with tofu
Democrat and Chronicle
May 26, 2015 - Tami Best, a registered dietitian and healthy worksites coordinator for FLHSA, wrote about how to use protein-packed tofu in such dishes as smoothies, stir-frys and sandwiches.
Church leaders learn of mental health needs
Democrat and Chronicle
May 24, 2015 - FLHSA is hosting the second Renewing of the Mind workshop series, which helps lay leaders and clergy recognize when a parishioner may have a mental health problem.
Connections: What does "Walkability" mean?
May 18, 2015 - Elizabeth Murphy, active transportation specialist with FLHSA, explored the concept of functional walkability versus recreational walkability as part of a panel discussion on the Connections radio program.
Public Art Project Aims to Rebrand Rochester Community
May 13, 2015 - Dina Faticone, program manager of Healthi Kids, spoke about the agency's participation in a public art project that aimed to revitalize several businesses Jay Street. The agency has been helping transform a corner store at that location into a store that sells fresh produce.
Listening to those in poverty is key
El Mensajero Católico
May 12, 2015 - Rhonda O'Connor, director of community development for Visions for Change of Syracuse, said that the recently created anti-poverty task force in Rochester is a step in the right direction but must include participation of people living in or who have experienced poverty.
Simulacro abre ojos a la pobreza
El Mensajero Católico
May 12, 2015 - Tener un entendimiento más profundo de las conexiones entre la pobreza y la salud ayuda a las comunidades para trabajar juntas para ayudar a estas familias
Eschuchar a las pobres es clave
El Mensajero Católico
May 12, 2015 - Rhonda O'Connor, directora de desarrollo de la comunidad para Visions for Change (Visiones para el Cambio), dijo que el recién creado grupo de trabajo contra la pobreza en Rochester es un paso en la dirección correcta pero debe incluir la participación de la gente que vive o ha experimentado la pobreza.
Simulation opens eyes to poverty
El Mensajero Católico
May 12, 2015 - Having a deeper understanding of the connections between poverty and health helps communities work together to help those families.
The Westside Farmer's Market
May 7, 2015 - Elizabeth McDade, program manager of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, also helps coordinate the Walk with a Doc program at the Westside Farmer's Market. The market will opens at 4 p.m. June 9.