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June 2014 Vol. 9 , No. 2 
Dear Friends,


Summer for many families is a time to relax our schedules, bodies and minds. This is especially essential for teens, as integrative pediatrician Dr. Rosen writes in "Stress Coping Skills for Teens," with real-world ideas any family can use.  This season of summer gatherings also means a great opportunity to ensure our families are well nourished. In this issue, find out the pros and cons of one of the most popular plant-based proteins in “The Soy Story” by holistic nurse Maureen McDonnell. 


For more ideas on feeding your family well, see “The Stoplight Program: Go on Green,” which was adapted from the Boston Public Health Commission with some modifications. This program was recently implemented at HackensackUMC. Green, yellow and red food categories remind us all what we should choose more of and what to avoid in our everyday food choices. As always, our website features new and tried-and-true recipes to make your summer gatherings delicious and healthful. As our Center strives towards innovation in sustainability, we'd like to introduce the newest product in our nonprofit Greening The Cleaning® product line, the Foothold Floor Restorer, just in time for summer cleaning in schools and businesses.


Best wishes for a healthy summer,

Deirdre Imus


shutterstock_257115784Stress Coping Skills For Teens

By Lawrence Rosen, MD
A 17 year old so stressed by college applications and SATs that she isn’t eating and has lost ten pounds this month.  A 15 year old increasingly distracted and irritable because he is falling further and further behind in math and gets home at 10pm each night after soccer practice. Read more





Milk_Vs_BeansThe Soy Story

By Maureen McDonnell, BS, RN
Oh, how I gloated over the fact that I gave my kids so much soy when they were growing up.  We were vegetarians then, and I felt so proud serving them soy sausages, soy hot dogs, soy smoothies, soy milk, soy ice cream. I thought I was the best mom on the block…that is until I found out the full soy story. Read more


Stop Light Program: Go on Green

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center continues to help build a culture of health and wellness at Hackensack University Medical Center with The Stoplight Program. This “Go on Green” Healthy Choices Program was adapted from the Boston Public Health Commission with some modifications. Read more




aubergenesHealthy Recipes

When we choose what to eat, we influence our health with each bite. Click here to view delicious, healthy recipes.




Introducing Foothold Floor Restorer

By Nadine D'Ambrosio
In our ongoing efforts to provide the most efficacious and efficient green cleaning products, we are excited to introduce our New DIC 54 Foothold Floor Restorer.  This one-step cleaner/maintainer helps restore the gloss of virtually any coating on any type of floor surface including: resilient tile, terrazzo, marble, quarry stone, blue stone, Mexican tile, ceramic tile, concrete and sealed wood. Read more




Fox News Health Blog

Each week, Deirdre Imus' Fox News Health Blog, Green Your World, translates the top environmental health issues with practical insight and tips for you and your family. For a list of topics, click here .




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