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Success Stories

Posted on December 22, 2014

Kids in crisis often don’t have access to the most basic resources. Youth Emergency Services — also known as YES — provides crucial support to homeless and at-risk youth at several locations around Omaha. Every month, YES serves more than 600 meals at its downtown drop-in center, where kids in need can get basic hygiene […]

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Posted on December 22, 2014

When it comes to birthday treats, cupcakes are king. But with help from Partners for Healthy Schools, Conestoga Magnet School is suggesting a better way to celebrate. The school is encouraging students and parents to embrace a healthier mindset by steering away from sugar—and substituting treats that can be just as prized. Bringing good habits […]

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Posted on September 19, 2014

Employees wanted to try it but were hesitant. Some admitted they never ate fruits and vegetables. Others worried they would waste weekly produce because they didn’t know how to incorporate it into their life. Nearly 75 employees at Blue Cross Blue Shield decided to sign up for the company’s first community supported agriculture program, or […]

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Posted on July 21, 2014

  With fresh fruit available in their office and scheduled wellness walks on Fridays, Dial Properties already has made healthy strides. With summer approaching, conversations with Partners for a Healthy City about implementing an additional policy to support local agriculture “planted the seed” to take things a step further. This year, they’ve become onsite gardeners. […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) not only to help its employees make the healthy choice the easy choice at work, but for its residents to make the healthy choice at home as well. Healthy food and beverage options are an easy choice available for OHA employees. Water is available at all times and there are […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013

In collaboration with Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work, school principal Eric Nelson embraces every opportunity to help facilitate a culture shift for students and staff at Fontenelle Elementary School. As a Partners for a Healthy City — and the first school to sign up — Nelson has made a commitment to […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013

Girls Inc., who recently joined Partners for a Healthy City, implemented an initiative to serve no sugar-sweetened beverages on any of their properties. “At first it was hard on staff, but we realize how much better it is for us,” said Carolyn Green, Director of Health Access for Girls Inc. “Now, we are used to […]

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Posted on May 1, 2012

Traditions run deep in the Latino culture. From music to recipes to family, they’re the things that bring people together and create a sense of community. It’s some of those same traditions that can benefit from healthy changes, says Carolina Padilla, executive director of the Intercultural Senior Center in south Omaha. In 2008, she founded […]

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Posted on September 13, 2011

At 91 years old, Holy Cross Catholic Church is feeling pretty spry. That’s thanks to a congregation with a mix of young families and older generations—a blend that keeps this central Omaha parish young at heart. To promote healthy living among all its parishioners, as well as the community at large, Holy Cross joined Partners […]

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Posted on May 5, 2011

Each year, Live Well Omaha Kids, a community collaboration led by Live Well Omaha and Alegent Health, publishes a report on the impact of their programs on our community’s fight against childhood obesity. Year three’s report, recently released, shows encouraging accomplishments — an indication that the group’s plan is taking them — and us — […]

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Posted on February 15, 2011

Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E .  Nuts are also high in plant sterols and fat – but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids—good fats). These fats have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. […]

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