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B-WELL Summer wellness Kit!

For any questions or concerns regarding the kit or its resources, contact us at BeActive@City-Buffalo.org!

A note from the Healthy Communities 2030! Team

Dear Reader,

Thank you for taking the time to use this resource! As a part of our Healthy Communities 2030! Initiative, our team and community partners have developed this B-WELL SUMMER Wellness Kit as a follow up from our B-WELL@HOME Wellness Kit to support our youth, adult, and older adult populations in our communities!

Summer 2020 presents an opportunity to continue in our progress and success in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing, wearing personal protective equipment, and using caution in our contact with others is still relevant and important – we can still maintain and enhance our physical, mental, social, economic, & environmental health! To access a plethora of websites and resources, just click on any of the hyperlinked logos that interest you!

We hope this Summer Wellness Kit provides you with resources and information to make this time easier and health-enhancing!  Should you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us at BeActive@City-Buffalo.org or (716) 851-4052. Thank you and B-WELL!

Sincerely,

Phil Haberstro                                 Lucy Connery                                    Michaela O’Brien

Local Physical Activity Resources

Parks are wonderful, free resources to promote regular physical activity, connecting with nature, and enjoying our Summer! Check out these locations and resources!

 

Buffalo’s Tift Nature Preserve has many biking and walking trails to choose from!

 

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Delaware Park and snap photos of friends & family from a safe distance! 

 

 

Visit the Buffalo Harbor State Park – the newest State Park in the system!

 

 

The Healthy Communities 2030! Team visited Bassett Park in Amherst NY!

Contact us for more suggestions near you!

Walking Tips

Nutrition

Shop Smart! Get the facts on the new food labels
  • Look at the serving sizes per container and how that compares to ONE serving
  • Look at the total calories: per container vs. per serving
  • Additional nutrients: carbohydrates (select whole grain breads, cereals, rice, and pasta plus fruits, vegetables, and low-fat milk & yogurt) & proteins (aim for a variety, including seafood, poultry/chicken, lean meats [turkey instead of red meats], eggs, beans, & nuts)
  • Limit saturated fats, trans fats, sodium, and added sugars
  • Check the ingredient list – for allergens and to be sure what you’re eating is SAFE!

Authored by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics staff registered dietitian nutritionists.
Sources: US Food and Drug Administration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food & Nutrition Guide, 5th edition

Snack Safely!

Summertime is great for eating outside, cooking out, and enjoying the warm weather – be mindful of how long food is in the sun/in heat!

Food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses are more common in the summer! Remember to CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK & CHILL!

Tobacco Use & Cessation Support

As of May 2020, the sale of flavored tobacco/e-cigarette products has been banned in New York State. This important legislation may encourage some to seek cessation (the process of ending/quitting) supports.

Summer Skin Safety

Mental Health

Resources

Connect to practitioners, supporting organizations, and a community to build better mental, social, and emotional health & well-being.

For support groups, respite, family activities, helpful education, court-appointed advocates, and more!

According to the Clinical Medicine Journal of London, gardening can reduce stress and support emotional well-being!