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Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease
Awareness Month

Take precautions as summer approaches.

Tom Bridges Demonstration Gardens
The Department of Public Health is addressing
child obesity with the Tom Bridges Demonstration Gardens project to encourage families to grow
and eat their own fruits and vegetables.

What is Public Health?
Public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations, whether as small as a local neighborhood or as big as an entire country. More

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You can count on public health.

Reduce Childhood Obesity
WNC Healthy Kids advocates using 5-2-1-Almost None! to help reduce childhood obesity.
5-2-1-none
5
servings of fruits and vegetables per day; 2 hours or less of screen time per day; 1 hour of physical activity per day; and almost none sugared beverages per day.

QuitlineNC
North Carolinians ready to quit smoking may call the QuitlineNC
1-800-QUIT-NOW or
1-800-784-8669 from 6 a.m. - 3 a.m., seven days a week.

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