Adult Health

July 1, 2013

A Second Chance at Life


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Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on June 30, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Victor Blanco had big dreams as a kid. Although he comes from a humble background, raised in San Benito, he worked hard from a young…

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Adult Health

June 25, 2013

Hungry for Change

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on June 23, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett When I’m at work I spend my time involved with others in research and programs that strive to reduce the high rates of obesity and…

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Health Articles

June 18, 2013

Obesity and Hunger

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on June 16, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett According to Wikepedia, the physiological term cognitive dissonance is the discomfort experienced when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting cognitions: ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions. In…

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Health Articles

June 3, 2013

Getting to Know Your Veggies

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on June 2, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett So many people complain that their kids, or spouses, don’t like vegetables, or don’t like to try new healthier foods. If you’re like me, you would…

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Health Articles

May 13, 2013

Small Investment Well Worth the Return

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on May 12, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett As I enter the gym behind Sam’s Stadium, I am greeted by a brightly colored banner that reads “BISD Wellness is Hot Stuff!” and a friendly…

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In the News

April 29, 2013

Marketing to Mindless Eaters

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on April 28, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett When you ask a room full of people why so many of us overeat, their answers are usually similar:  Stress, availability of junk food, hunger,…

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In the News

April 22, 2013

The Best of Humanity

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on April 21, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett As we saw this week in Boston, how we respond to a horrific one-time event of adversity and tragedy says a lot about who we are…

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Health Articles

April 8, 2013

A Calorie Is Not a Calorie

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on April 7, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett I’m a person who likes things to be fair. I care deeply about social justice and equal access. But I am learning from recent research that…

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In the News

March 25, 2013

Let’s be thoughtful about our health!

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on March 24, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett I recently had the privilege of hosting New York Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise for several days as she came to the Valley to write a…

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