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Eat Your Greens at Every Meal
 


Since our youth, we've been indoctrinated to eat our vegetables with dinner. Parents shared persuasive arguments about carrots aiding our eyesight and spinach making us strong, but many kids still hid Brussels sprouts in their napkins to dump elsewhere later.
 
It seems we haven't changed much as adults: The Healthy York County Coalition and Healthy Adams County released a summary report of the community health needs for 2015 that found only 4 percent of York and Adams county residents consume the daily recommendation of fruits and vegetables.
 
Throughout the next several weeks as part of our Eat Your Greens campaign, we'll be sharing ideas, tips and tricks on how to sneak fruits and vegetables into each meal -- breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Keep an eye on the Family First Health Facebook page for more!


Join us at Go Green in the City

We'll be celebrating Eat Your Greens as part of Go Green in the City with some veggie-stamping fun! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23, we'll be set up in Central Market with a plethora of paints and fruits and veggies to let kids (of all ages!) make a masterpiece. We're also teaming up with the owner of Mr. Nice Guy Produce and Corner Cabinet to show parents how juicing can be a fun way to sneak more fruits and veggies into your daily meals.


Employee Spotlight: Meet Alexander McKinley
 
Title: Dentist
Started at Family First Health: 2015

We want you to get to know your staff at Family First Health in and out of the doctor's office. It's a daunting task, but we're starting with some of our newer providers. Meet Alexander McKinley, one of our dentists working in the Hanover and Gettysburg centers.
 
McKinley is a graduate of the Temple University Dental School Class of 2015 and joined us here at Family First Health after graduation. He's also recently engaged!
 
Why did he decide to pursue a career in dentistry?
 
"I wanted to help people achieve their best oral health and alleviate any problems that may arise with their oral conditions," he said. And at Family First Health, he believes our "open and welcoming atmosphere" emphasizes "putting the needs and well-being of the patients ahead of profit margins."
 
When he's not here working on your teeth, Dr. McKinley likes to hikes, read, learn new languages -- he's currently learning Spanish and Mandarin -- and cook. He's a New York Giants and Philadelphia 76ers fan and, when it comes to eating and drinking, his favorites are Sriracha, egg sandwiches and unsweetened ice tea.

Read more about our providers at Inside Family First Health.


Mark Your Calendars

A Toast to Good Health 
6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 29

Join Family First Health for an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, live music and a silent auction as we raise A Toast to Good Health. We're celebrating our work in Adams County to build a healthy community by taking time to connect with our patients, supporters and donors -- and what better place than Hauser Estate Winery in Biglerville? Tickets are $25 each; purchase yours online through EventBrite.
 

Her Story. His Story. Our History.
June 23 through June 25

Family First Health, WellSpan Health and York College of Pennsylvania are collaborating to bring 12 panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt to York, on display at Marketview Arts, 37 West Philadelphia Street, from June 23 - 25. An opening reception will kick off the three-day showing, and the movie "Philadelphia" will play Friday night at The Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Kate Harmon, marketing and outreach coordinator at  kharmon@familyfirsthealth.org or 717-801-4855.