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B-WELL WINTER WELLNESS KIT

Dear Reader,

Thank you for taking the time to use this resource! Our Healthy Communities 2030! Team has developed a series of wellness kits to support year-round health and wellness.

This B-WELL Winter Wellness Kit is a follow up from our B-WELL@HOME Wellness Kit, Summer Wellness Kit, and Fall Wellness Kit to support our youth, adult, and older adult populations in our communities!

2020 has presented challenges throughout the globe; our community took a consierable hit when we lost our dear friend & wellness warrior, Phil Haberstro. Phil passed away in November 2020; Healthy Communities 2030! will continue in his honor. We dedicate this wellness kit and all of our current activities to you, Phil. We love and miss you.

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,

Lucy Connery 

Executive Director                

WinterMission

Check out what Buffalo’s Office of Senior Services has in store for Winter Wellness!

Check out what the Center for Disease Control & Prevention offer for family back-to-school supports!

A youth physical activity and recreation program that offers kids of all ages the opportunity to engage in free-play, active fun through a variety of activities!

A youth distance learning & educational equity initiative to reach students with technology barriers. Tune in for free lessons on TV or on their website!

Quarantine Connection

There are so many ways to stay connected and stay healthy virtually! Check out Google HangOuts, Zoom, or even Youtube for some health-enhacing videos.

Holiday Nutrition

Thank you to our friends at the Food and Drug Administration for the helpful information!

Eating well is not a punishment – it is a way to fuel your body. Enjoy your favorite holiday treats in moderation and understand how your plate should look

 Recommendations:

Vegetables: kale, collard greens, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, pumpkin, squash, cauliflower, eggplants, green beans, cucumbers, celery, vegetable broth

Fruits: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, grapes, oranges, bananas

Grains: yams, peas, brown rice, corn on the cob, refried beans (non-fat), whole grain crackers, whole grain cereal/bread/pancakes/waffles (replace syrup with peanut butter and/or bananas

Protein: boneless/skinless chicken breast, turkey breast, pork tenderloin, turkey/ham slices, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, clams, fish (salmon, tilapia)

Dairy/Healthy Fats: shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, provolone), coconut/oat milk, hummus, walnuts, avocado, cashews, pecans, walnuts

 Find recipes here!

 

 

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.

Thinking about cutting back/quitting?

Check out NYS Smokers QuitLine for many resources, tool kits, information, and giveaways!

Outdoor Activities

Fall Prevention

Winter Mental Health

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!