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Welcome to the Healthy Monday Syracuse Blog! This blog will be a dynamic and personable aspect of the Healthy Monday Syracuse Campaign. Here our blog contributors will post info about what's going on in both the community and on campus, healthy stories, recipes, tips for healthy living, videos, pictures, discussions about new and developing health research, and so much more! 

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-The Healthy Monday Team

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  • 2013 George Arents Award

    Leah October 14, 2013


    Syracuse University alum, Sid Lerner ’53 was recognized on October 4th, 2013 for his work in wellness, advertising and philanthropy.  Receiving the George Arents award, Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, Sid returned to his alma mater to be recognized for career excellence, which began during his time as a student in the Newhouse school.  

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  • Nature with Everton Hibbert, Episode 1

    The Healthy Monday team February 11, 2013

    Everton Zumba

    We are excited to introduce you to "Nature, with Everton Hibbert"! Everton is a "world renowned" documentarian, who has weeks of experience in front of the camera. He's in snowy Syracuse this episode observing the exercise behaviors of Homo sapiens.

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  • Man Up Monday

    The Healthy Monday Team February 18, 2013

    ManUp SYR

    Did you know that young people ages 15-24 account for nearly half of all new STD infections, even though they only account for 25% of those who are sexually active (Centers for Disease Control).

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  • Nutrition As Prevention

    Lisa Thomas, RD CDN April 9, 2012

    Thomas Pub Hlth Wk

    Lisa Thomas, RD CDN from SU Health Services Kicked off National Public Health Week with the Lerner Center's Lunch and Learn. The powerpoint below discussing Nutrition as Prevention is from her lecture. 

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  • Healthy Monday Interviews

    The Healthy Monday team November 7, 2011

    Emily Martin interview

    Check out what students are saying about Healthy Monday Syracuse!

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  • Healthy Monday Syracuse: Where all Health Breaks Loose

    By Matt October 27, 2011

    HM logo

    As we approach the halfway point in our semester it can be easy to lose focus. With each class pulling you in a different direction and a social life that just won’t quit, something has to give. Your health and personal well-being, however, should not “take the hit”.  The Healthy Monday Campaign aims to help you stay on track by promoting healthy habits and supporting healthy programs throughout campus.

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  • Fit Over 50

    By Greg July 30, 2012

    Free Fitness Classes

    Professional guidence. A supportive, fun community of people. A beautiful seeting. Five days a week. Free. Those are the distigushing characteristics of an innovitive exercise program designed by exercise physiologist Mary Pagan and offered each weekday at Onondaga Lake Park.

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  • Holy Moly Mexican Salad

    Sara Eckhardt September 12, 2014


    I named it “Holy Moly” for a reason!  This salad is loaded, incredibly filling and satisfying!

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  • Meatless Reuben

    Sara Eckhardt August 27, 2014


    Looking for a delicious, Meatless Monday sandwich idea?  Look no further!  Student blogger, Sara shares a tasty creation for a no-meat Reuben.

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  • The Inspired Chef

    By Leah October 4, 2012


    Leah from the Healthy Monday Team writes about her love of cooking! ”A passion for food and cooking is inherent in my being and when life seems chaotic, I retreat to the kitchen.  Over the years, I’ve created a special bond with skillets and whisks, mandolines and spatulas. This love of the craft was instilled in me early in life."

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  • Cauliflower Alfredo

    Brianna January 27, 2014


    If I told you that you could make creamy alfredo sauce that is low in calories and high in fiber and vitamin C, would you believe me? 

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  • Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream

    Leah June 5, 2012


    I would like to say it is unseasonably warm in Syracuse right now, but I don’t really know since I was not living here at this time last year; but that is beside the point.  The point is, this weather is warm and fantastic and when the weather is warm and fantastic, I crave ice cream.

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  • USDA and Meatless Monday

    The Healthy Monday Team July 30, 2012


    Dr. Tom Dennison, the director of the Lerner Center for Public Health weighed in today on the debate over a USDA decision to briefly support Meatless Monday.

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  • The Chew: Meatless Monday

    The Healthy Monday team February 27, 2012


    Have you heard of ABC's daytime talkshow called The Chew? They've heard of Meatless Monday and did a whole show featuring meatless recipies! Check out the videos below!

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  • Tempeh Bolognese

    Brianna Cameron September 20, 2013

    tempeh bolognese

    Want to try something new this Meatless Monday? Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans, and you can find it in the refrigerated section of almost any grocery store.

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  • St. Joseph's Embraces the Power of Monday

    By Greg July 23, 2012

    St. Joseph's Hospital

    St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse -- which is know for offering great food and care -- becomes the first hospital in Central New York to feature Meatless Monday on its campus. "I really like the flexible, friendly approach Meatless Monday takes to educating people about nutrition," says Jamie Nicolosi, a registered dietitian and the hospital's director of nutritional services.

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  • Spicy Black Bean Dip

    Matt May 29, 2012

    beans and onions

    This spicy black bean dip is adapted from one of my vegetarian cookbooks and has become an absolute favorite. Taking only about 20 minutes to make, it’s both easy and delicious!

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  • Pascale and Redfield's Join Meatless Monday

    The Healthy Monday team August 6, 2012


    A cadre of high-end restaurants joins the Meatless Monday movement in Syracuse. Today we are proud to announce that Pascale Restaurant of Fayetteville and Redfield’s Restaurant in the Crowne Plaza Hotel join the list of official Meatless Monday Partners. 

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  • Meatless Monday on M Street

    by Greg September 9, 2012

    Pad Pak

    Here's a look at some of the most delectable vegetarian dishes available from restaurants located in the Marshall Street area.

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  • Adventures in the Kitchen: Kale Pesto

    By Matt February 10, 2012

    Food Processor

    What’s better than procrastinating on something that you really (and I mean really) don’t want to do? Obviously being mature, toughing it out, and just getting it done. So, as I was procrastinating the other night I decided to try out a new recipe one of my friends sent me from 101cookbooks.com. I had acquired about 10 cups of fresh kale earlier in the week through an undisclosed source and needed to use it before it went bad. This “Winter Pasta Recipe” was perfect. It is a kale and goat cheese pesto that as it turns out is pretty delicious. Combine it with whole-wheat pasta and you’ve got yourself a satisfying meatless meal. 

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  • Meatless Monday Video

    The Healthy Monday team September 17, 2012


    The Healthy Monday Syracuse Team helps you add some variety to your already delicious Meatless Monday meals! 

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  • Get Cooking with Chef Mitchell

    by Greg August 9, 2012

    Chef Jeff

    In this exclusive Healthy Monday Syracuse video, award-winning Chef Jeffrey Mitchell prepares a simple, nutritious and delicious vegetarian entree.

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