Health and Wellness

Shop Smart to Fill Your Cart!

With a game plan in place, you’re now ready to shop! To get the most for your dollar, follow the tips in this section as you shop at your favorite food store or farmer’s market. Click on the link: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/shop-smart-fill-your-cart

Healthy Eating On a Budget:

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Use these tips and materials to make healthy choices while staying within your budget.Sample menus! Link for tips: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/budget

Find a Child Health Clinic

The City's child health clinics offer comprehensive pediatric care and related services including primary and preventive health care services to all New York City children from birth to age 21. Link: http://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311utils/providerInformation.htm?serviceId=1671

Oral Health Care

The Oral Health Bulletin provides information about gum disease and tooth decay, which are common oral health problems.The bulletin describes how oral health problems can be prevented with simple steps and provides oral health tips for adults. Link: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/public/dohmhnews13-02.pdf

Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. Or, join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing. Click on the link for tips: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity-tips

Recipes and Menus

The What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is an interactive tool to help with healthy meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping. The site features a searchable database of healthy recipes, options to build a cookbook, print recipe cards, and share recipes via social media. Link: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/recipes-cookbooks-and-menus

Health Screenings

The Health and Hospitals Corporation's 11 public hospitals and their clinics offer health screenings at little or no cost. You can make an appointment to get screened for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, HIV, asthma, mental illness, or other chronic diseases. Link: http://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311utils/providerInformation.htm?serviceId=1806

Immunization Record Request

The City maintains a record of immunizations administered in New York City to children and adolescents through age 18. All records are retained permanently. http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/cir/immrecreq.pdf

The Eagle Academy for Young Men • Bronx NY Updated last on November 19, 2016