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Susan G Komen and Northgate Gonzalez Markets for the cure!
Lizette posted on September 29, 2016, 05:00
Susan G Komen and Northgate Gonzalez Markets for the cure!
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Reclaim the Dinner Table! Meal Planning Strategies
Evelyn posted on August 25, 2015, 15:00
Reclaim the Dinner Table! Meal Planning Strategies

Whether it’s at dinner, breakfast, or a snack, eating together for 20 minutes three to five times a week can help you receive the many positive benefits of family mealtime. These benefits range from fewer behavior problems to higher academic achievement. With a little planning, we can help you reclaim the dinner table to make time for you and your family despite having hectic schedules!

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Summer Travel: Eating Healthy on the Road
Evelyn posted on June 13, 2015, 14:00
Summer Travel: Eating Healthy on the Road

Road trips provide unique opportunities for families to create lifelong memories, but they can also lead to less-than-healthful eating habits and many expensive meals out. Not to worry, our three P’s can help you keep your wallet and your waistline in check this summer season!

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March is National Nutrition Month!
Claudia posted on March 12, 2015, 15:00
March is National Nutrition Month!

Viva La Salud® by Northgate Markets is proud to celebrate National Nutrition Month®! This year, we want to encourage our customers to “Bite into a healthy lifestyle.” Two key components of a healthy lifestyle are making smarter food choices and being physically active.

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Viva La Salud Cares About Heart Health
Claudia posted on February 25, 2015, 17:32
Viva La Salud Cares About Heart Health

February is Heart Health Month. Viva La Salud reminds you that choosing healthier foods can help keep your heart healthy and strong. One thing you can do to eat healthier is to include fruits and vegetables with your foods. It’s also important to include fruits and vegetables of different colors. Beets are vegetables with a very particular color. Besides having beets in juice, these lovely veggies can be prepared in different ways to serve as a side dish with your meals.

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February 15th Open Enrollment Deadline - Help is Available!
Evelyn posted on January 29, 2015, 15:15
February 15th Open Enrollment Deadline - Help is Available!

Open Enrollment is now through February 15, 2015. It's the only time most people can get health coverage and financial help to pay for it.

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Happy 2015! Time To Get “FITTE”!
Evelyn posted on January 15, 2015, 04:30
Happy 2015! Time To Get “FITTE”!

With the holiday season in the rear view mirror, it’s time to turn your attention to getting 2015 off to a fresh start, and Viva La Salud is here to help propel you to a commitment of new health-smart routines in the New Year.

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Celebrate Healthy Holidays in December!
Evelyn posted on December 2, 2014, 09:45
Celebrate Healthy Holidays in December!

Another holiday season is here, and Viva La Salud is here help with quick tips on how to stay healthy during this busy time. The end of the year is a great time to count your blessings and plan for another year of health!

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Evelyn posted on November 1, 2014, 16:00
November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

If you are at high risk for diabetes, or even if you were recently diagnosed, Viva La Salud is here to help with tips on how to manage and prevent diabetes with a healthy diet!

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Chef Pablo Recommendation: Antioxidant Rich Recipes!
Evelyn posted on October 9, 2014, 15:45
Chef Pablo Recommendation: Antioxidant Rich Recipes!

Normal body functions as well as lifestyle choices such as smoking produce substances called free radicals that harm healthy cells. When healthy cells are damaged they can be vulnerable to certain types of cancers. Antioxidants such as carotenoids (including beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein) and vitamins C and E are thought to help defend healthy cells!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Evelyn posted on October 1, 2014, 14:15
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Northgate is doing it's part in creating awareness -after all- screenings and prevention can detect breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest. That’s why Northgate is partnering with Susan G. Komen to provide free breast cancer education and mammograms in our communities!

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Whole Grains – It’s Time To Reap The Benefits!
Evelyn posted on September 23, 2014, 22:30
Whole Grains – It’s Time To Reap The Benefits!

If you are looking for a great way to lose weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other ailments, then it’s time to incorporate Whole Grains into your daily diet routine!

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Learn to Flavor Food the Heart-Healthy Way!
Evelyn posted on September 18, 2014, 06:45
Learn to Flavor Food the Heart-Healthy Way!

Once you've chosen heart-healthy foods it is important to flavor them in a heart-healthy way! The spice, produce, and herb sections at Northgate are full of sweet, savory and spicy flavors. Read our Blog to learn how to create delicious meals by adding flavor instead of excess fat or sodium!

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Cholesterol Education Month and Omega 3 Fatty Acids!
Evelyn posted on September 10, 2014, 04:30

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance your body needs. But, too much cholesterol in your blood can build up on the walls of your arteries.

Learn how Omega - 3 Fatty Acids and other Heart Healthy foods can help you control and prevent High Cholesterol!

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How To Spice Up Your Healthy Recipes!
Evelyn posted on August 20, 2014, 14:30
How To Spice Up Your Healthy Recipes!

Hatch Chili Fever at Northgate is coming to a close - Yet don't forget about all the other great varieties of chili peppers found at our stores! Chili peppers are a great way to add flavor instead of fat, sugar or salt!

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2014 Cooking Up Change - Changing the Future of School Food
Evelyn posted on August 19, 2014, 06:38
2014 Cooking Up Change - Changing the Future of School Food

Because it is Healthy Back to School Month Viva la Salud would like to congratulate Santa Ana's Valley High School on winning Cooking Up Change for three years in a row! Cooking up Change is a culinary competition that allows students to design their own school lunch menu.

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Back To School: How To Make A Better, Healthier Lunch
Evelyn posted on August 4, 2014, 10:45
Back To School: How To Make A Better, Healthier Lunch

Back to school for children means back to the drawing board for parents, who face long months of trying to figure out what to pack for lunch every day. Children quickly tire of boring, repetitive lunches with the same-old sandwiches or sides. The new school year presents a golden opportunity to prepare new, healthy selections for your children, and Viva La Salud is here to help!

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Get Grilling this Summer!
Evelyn posted on July 23, 2014, 04:30
Get Grilling this Summer!

Chef Pablo Recommendation: Unlike other forms of cooking, grilling doesn't add fat to foods and so it's a great cooking method to take advantage of this summer. Learn some quick and healthy grilling tips to get started today!

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It's Still Allergy Season! Be Aware of the Possibility of Allergies in Kids
Evelyn posted on July 9, 2014, 03:30
It's Still Allergy Season! Be Aware of the Possibility of Allergies in Kids

Yes, the sniffing, blowing, sneezing. It’s allergy season! These symptoms can be particularly troubling when experienced by very young children who haven’t learned the fine art of nose blowing or sneeze covering.

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STAY HYDRATED THIS SUMMER!
Evelyn posted on June 30, 2014, 21:00
STAY HYDRATED THIS SUMMER!

Water is one of the body's most important nutrients. People couldn't live more than a week without water!

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JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH!
Evelyn posted on June 12, 2014, 05:45
JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH!
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THE VIVA LA SALUD SHOPPING LIST
Evelyn posted on June 5, 2014, 06:30
THE VIVA LA SALUD SHOPPING LIST

Eating Healthy and Eating Well: A healthy eater’s diet consists mostly of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy proteins!

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MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH!
Evelyn posted on May 29, 2014, 04:30
MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH!

Leave the car in the garage and celebrate National Bike Month! By riding your bike, you will be helping the environment and engaging in physical activity to improve your health:

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GET CONTROL OF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE THIS MONTH!
Evelyn posted on May 13, 2014, 06:00
GET CONTROL OF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE THIS MONTH!

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and it’s the perfect time to increase your awareness and understand how important it is to maintain a healthy blood pressure level.

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VIVA LA SALUD® INVITES KIDS TO “SPRING INTO GARDENING”
Claudia posted on April 2, 2014, 01:30
VIVA LA SALUD® INVITES KIDS TO “SPRING INTO GARDENING”
Viva La Salud® celebrates kids the entire month of April with our “Spring into Gardening” events.

April 30th is Día del Niño, Children’s Day in Latin America. Bring your little ones to these scheduled events to learn how to plant mint and how to take care of a garden.

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SPRING INTO GARDENING AND HELP RELIEVE STRESS
Claudia posted on April 1, 2014, 01:30
SPRING INTO GARDENING AND HELP RELIEVE STRESS

April is National Stress Awareness Month.  Living a healthy lifestyle involves eating nutritiously, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and managing stress.  Good thing spring is here to liven up the mood with lots of greenery and pretty flowers.  If you’re looking for a way to relieve some stress, gardening may be the answer for you.

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RECIPE: FISH FILET ROLLS IN AN AZTEC CORN SAUCE
Claudia posted on March 25, 2014, 02:30
RECIPE: FISH FILET ROLLS IN AN AZTEC CORN SAUCE

Are you looking for healthy recipes for lent?  Try our delicious and nutritious recipe for Fish Filet Rolls in an Aztec Corn Sauce.

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ENJOY THE TASTE OF EATING HEALTHY
Claudia posted on March 3, 2014, 06:30
ENJOY THE TASTE OF EATING HEALTHY

March is National Nutrition Month®.  Get the recipe for our delicious Brown Rice with Lemon and Cilantro here.

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HEART HEALTH IS THE FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY LIFE
Claudia posted on February 4, 2014, 15:30
HEART HEALTH IS THE FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY LIFE

A healthy heart is the foundation of a healthy life. Fortunately, you can control many of the factors that influence heart health.

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COUNTING CALORIES HELPS KEEP BODY WEIGHT IN CHECK
Claudia posted on January 15, 2014, 02:30
COUNTING CALORIES HELPS KEEP BODY WEIGHT IN CHECK

With the winter holidays a fond memory, many of us are trying to stick to our New Year’s weight loss resolutions. One technique for taking off the pounds is counting calories.

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JANUARY IS FAMILY FITNESS MONTH
Claudia posted on January 2, 2014, 18:00
JANUARY IS FAMILY FITNESS MONTH

A family that exercises together stays fit together.

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DIABETES AWARENESS DAY AT NORTHGATE MARKETS
Claudia posted on November 19, 2013, 06:30
DIABETES AWARENESS DAY AT NORTHGATE MARKETS

November 15th was Diabetes Awareness day at Northgate Markets.

 

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YOU CAN MANAGE DIABETES. NORTHGATE CAN HELP.
Claudia posted on November 14, 2013, 17:00
YOU CAN MANAGE DIABETES. NORTHGATE CAN HELP.

More than 25 million Americans are struggling with diabetes. Chances are good that you, someone in your family or someone you know is impacted. But there is good news. With awareness, proper diet, exercise and sometimes medication, diabetes can be controlled. Northgate is here to help.

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Northgate Markets inspires Orange County high school students to "cook up change"
Claudia posted on July 3, 2013, 12:00
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Northgate Markets inspires high school students in Orange County to “cook up change”

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Free Diabetic Screenings
Claudia posted on July 2, 2013, 16:15
Free Diabetic Screenings

Northgate Markets partners with the American Diabetes Association to provide easy access to diabetes information at no cost

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Curious about Quinoa?
Claudia posted on June 5, 2013, 16:15
Curious about Quinoa?

Have you walked by the Viva La Salud section at Northgate and seen those tiny, round things called “quinoa?”  Maybe you asked yourself, “What the heck is that?  How do you cook it?  What do you eat it with?  Wait, how do you even pronounce it?  Is it better than rice?”  Next time you’re at Northgate you’ll know the answer to all of these questions.

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