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Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Family Life During COVID-19

Work as usual? Probably not.

This is a whole new time and we are all working toward a new normal. When asking others how to describe these times, I hear things like “stressful,” “difficult,” “frustrating” — all forms of stress.


4 Fun Ways to Get Fit 10 Minutes at a Time

Need more reasons to add 10 minutes of activity to your day? Did you know that it could help brain function, improve memory, and possibly reduce depression and anxiety?
  • Enjoy 10-minute aerobic activities.
  • Enjoy 10-minute strength activities.
  • Enjoy 10-minute stretching activities.
  • Enjoy 10-minute balance activities.

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“CDC, FDA and USDA are not aware of any reports at this time of human illnesses that suggest coronavirus can be transmitted by food or food packaging. However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices (i.e., wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature, refrigerate foods promptly when handling or preparing foods.”

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“Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours or days on a variety of surfaces. Cleaning followed by disinfection is recommended by the CDC as a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.”
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Recipes from Cook Smart| Eat Smart

These Fun Family recipes are sure to please!

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