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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 101

In honor of national breastfeeding week, we thought it was high time to catch up with Sixteenth Street WIC’s Breastfeeding (BF) Peer Counselor, Aracelis, and get the low down on breastfeeding peer counseling and all the wonderful things she’s experiencing with moms. What is a BV Peer Counselor? A breastfeeding peer counselor is a fellow…

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Breaking Down HIV Stigma

There are 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. There are still many people, 1 in 7, that do not know their HIV status. Due to stigma around HIV, many people who are at high risk, do not go and get tested. It is time to break down those stigmas associated around…

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3 Small Diet Changes For Big Health Results

You don’t always need to make big changes to get big results. Sometimes making some key small changes can be just as powerful! 1. Soda, So Don’t There may not be a magic pill to help you to lose 15 pounds – but giving up soda is about as close as you can get to…

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Want your children to eat healthy? Try these tips!

Take your children grocery shopping. I know this sounds like a disaster, but with a little pre-planning and some basic ground rules. It will not just work out, you can turn it into a huge success. Start by planning your meals (I use the USDA My Plate as a guide). Get your kids involved at…

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Diabetes – you are not in this alone

Being diagnosed with diabetes is a big deal. It can cause fear. It can cause stress. It can cause depression. It can be overwhelming. Yet with all these feelings, we are still expected to somehow learn tons of new information and make big life changes – fast.  So, how do we make it through all…

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Colorectal Cancer Screening – now it’s easier than ever!

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States among Hispanics. But do you know what? It doesn’t have to be! So, I’m going to give you a quick snapshot of everything you need to know about colorectal cancer screening, so you can get screened, stay ahead of colorectal cancer and be around…

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Got Milk? YES, you can

Happy World Breastfeeding Month!  As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Specialist, breastfeeding is my favorite topic.  Giving nutrition advice for babies is so easy: breastmilk!  Just give the baby its mother’s milk and you can be sure that tiny person is getting the best nutrition possible.  Nutrition that is tailored to that specific baby…

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