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SEE for Yourself: Eat your FROOT

SEE Tip: It's that time of year when the price of berries in the grocery store goes up, the quality goes down, and overall fruit consumption takes a big hit.  Don't let the lack of yummy fruits get you down, they'll be back before you know it!  Instead, check out some other fruits that haven't been around- try cherries, Asian pears, and the many varieties of apples.  Take the 2 cup a day challenge and get your daily recommended serving size in for the day.

Start today with SEE for Yourself Monday as we partner with Froots & Co. on the Levering Quad from 11am-2pm.  We'll be asking quick trivia questions about fruit and you'll get tasty grapes, oranges, or apples as a reward!  Come by and SEE!

HKB Quit Tip:  Nearly 70% of American smokers want to quit smoking.  Quitting can be a tough road though, with many trying between 7-9 times before they are successful.  If you have tried to quit, but had a cigarette and felt like you failed, know that aren't alone and quitting is TOUGH.  When you are ready to try again, consider trying something slightly different than what you did before to give yourself a better chance at succeeding.

Want to learn about more quitting strategies- either for you or a friend?  Come to HKB's meeting on Wednesday at 6pm in the AMR 1 TV room for more info and free food.

Mellow Out Monday Tip: Want to combat stress? Try eating fruit with high levels of antioxidants like blueberries or oranges.  Antioxidants help the body fight the negative impact of stress and with the recommended amount of fruit in your body, you'll have a fighting chance against the Hopkins stress.  If that's still not enough and the stress is getting you down swing by the MSE anytime from 8-10pm tonight for a FREE 5-7 minute back rub from Stressbusters.  Let Stressbusters help you mellow out.