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Smithtown Seafood Does Better Bites Right

Smithtown Seafood, one of Lexington’s newest, most innovative restaurants, is located in the Bread Box on West Sixth Street. Smithtown offers a variety of delicious options for the whole family- including their kids menu, made ENTIRELY of Better Bites entrees. No fried chicken parts for kids here. […]

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Sav’s West African Grill latest restaurant to join Better Bites: Restaurant Edition

Sav’s West African Grill latest restaurant to join Better Bites: Restaurant Edition If you’ve never been to Sav’s West African Grill (304 South Limestone), you’re in for a treat.  The food is fast and delicious and Sav has one of the most welcoming smiles in town.  Four […]

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Sammy’s Grocery and Deli now has healthy daily specials

As part of the Good Neighbor Store network, Sammy’s Grocery and Deli (561 Breckinridge Street) in Lexington’s East End is now carrying healthy  daily specials.  Add a piece of fresh fruit and bottled water for 1.25.  The specials change daily so call ahead to see if Sammy […]

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Speak up for healthy food—sometimes you’ll be heard!

  Tweens Coalition member Casey Hinds filled out a KY State Park visitor comment card,  writing that she would like to see healthy food options on the resort menu.  The KY State Parks Commissioner, Elaine Walker, sent her an email thanking her for her suggestion.  Dots were […]

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Extreme Makeover: Afterschool Snack Shop Edition

  Two middle schools in Lexington, Kentucky are revolutionizing the way students snack . Southern and Tates Creek Middle are now offering delicious, healthy snacks at their afterschool snack shops in place of the traditional junk food concession stand offerings. Instead of chips, candy, and soda, students […]

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Windy Corner First Better Bites Certified Restaurant

  Better Bites, the program that brings healthy snacks to kids all over Lexington at pools, ballparks, schools,  and camps, has spread to restaurants.  Windy Corner is the first restaurant to get on board and Wallace Station and the 17 Kentucky State Parks are not far behind.  […]

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Let’s Stand Together for Healthy School Environments in Fayette County Public Schools

January 14, 2014 I can’t tell you how many parents have shared stories with me about  how commonly accepted school practices  undermine  the healthy habits they are trying to teach their kids.  Skittle and M & M worksheets, pizza and  ice cream parties for bringing in the […]

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Walkin’ the Talk

Coalition Has Stand Up Meetings to Fight Obe-Sit-Y Ever since we heard that “sitting is the the new smoking”, the Tweens Coalition started having more standing meetings.  Studies show that sitting for long periods of time is linked with obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of […]

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Get In Touch!

For general information, contact Anita Courtney Chairperson of the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition  anitac@qx.net 560 East Third Street Lexington KY 40508   For information about Good Neighbor Stores contact Mark Swanson maswan0@uky.edu   For information about Better Bites contact Ashton Potter Wright ashtonpotterwright@uky.edu

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