HEAL Crewe

The mission of the HEAL Taskforce is to identify obstacles to providing healthy eating and active living opportunities to residents and visitors, and proposing improvements for long-term healthy lifestyles.

The Vision of the Taskforce is to create a heal HEAL Crewe is a group of active, engaged citizens, businesses, and organizations seeking healthy eating and active living opportunity in the Town of Crewe. Our goal is simple: educate the community on the HEAL options available and create more HEAL opportunity. We do this by organizing and promoting the efforts of stakeholder groups in Crewe, and by

Operating as usual


Daily HEAL Tip #171


Blot it dry. Dry foods off with a clean paper or cloth towel to futher reduce any possible bacteria. According to registered dietitian Alice Henneman, of the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, this is especially important if food will not be eaten or cooked right away because moisture left on the surface of food can promote the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.


Daily HEAL Tip #170


Time it right. Wash fruits and vegetables just before cooking or serving, not before storing. Washing fresh produce and then storing it is likely to speed up spoilage.


Daily HEAL Tip #169


Wash skins and rinds. Wash whole fruits and vegetables even if you plan to peel them or remove an outer skin. Use a clean produce brush to scrub firm produce and tough exterior skins and rinds under running water. This will prevent any dirt or bacteria on the outside from contaminating the flesh on the inside of the fruit or vegetable.


Daily HEAL Tip #168


Use clean equipment. Make sure your counters, cutting boards and other surfaces that come in contact with fresh fruits and vegetables are all clean. Wash all surfaces and utensils with hot soapy water immediately after preparing food.


Daily HEAL Tip #167


Use plain water. Plain distilled water was found to be a more effective cleaner than commercial produce washing products in a test performed by members of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Maine. If you're likely to pick up an apple or other fresh fruits or vegetables to eat on the run, the department suggests carrying a small spray bottle of distilled water-which is purified-to clean the food before you eat.


Daily HEAL Tip #166


Wash everything. The FDA notes that all fruits and vegetables should be well washed under running water before eating, no matter where it comes from or how it was grown, including organic and home-grown produce. They do not recommend using household soap or detergents, or even products sold as produce washes. Fruits and vegetables have porous surfaces that can absorb any cleaning products used.


Daily HEAL Tip #165


The first rule for washing fresh produce is to wash your own hands. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends washing hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap before and after cleaning fresh fruits and vegetables. This includes produce labeled "pre-washed" and "ready to eat," and helps avoid cross-contamination when handling different types of food


Daily HEAL Tip #164

Cost Savings

Make Things Last Stretch your meats and cheeses. These items are usually the more expensive items in your basket. Think of them more as a garnish or side item than a main dish


Daily HEAL Tip #163

Cost Savings

Buy in Bulk Buy in bulk and separate. Get the big bag of rice or pasta and separate. Avoid single serving items, if possible. Buy the bigger item and split into bags or cup-size servings.


Daily HEAL Tip #162

Cost Savings

Buy Store Brands Buy store brands instead of name brands. Check out the ingredients label. They’re usually almost identical. Check the unit price (the price per oz/lb/gm) on the price tag of a certain item and compare across brands and item sizes.


Daily HEAL Tip #161

Cost Savings

Wash and cut your own lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, etc., rather than buying the pre-washed and bagged versions.


Daily HEAL Tip #160

Cost Savings

Make Your Own Cook your own sauces and soups rather than buying canned. It can be less expensive and healthier, because you have more control over the ingredients. Shred your own cheese, which is typically less expensive than buying pre-shredded cheese.


Daily HEAL Tip #159

Cost Savings

Waste Less Freeze. If you think your fruits, vegetables, herbs or meats could go bad before you have time to eat them all, freeze them. Frozen fruits make great smoothies or compotes, and frozen vegetables are great for cooking.


Daily HEAL Tip #158

Cost Savings

Clip coupons. A $1.50 Sunday paper could save you a lot more than that during your weekly grocery trip. Plan your meals around what is on sale.


Daily HEAL Tip #157

Cost Savings

Look for meat sales. Most grocery stores run specials. By watching out for these, you can cut down much of your meat costs.


Daily HEAL Tip #156

Cost Savings

Shop Sales Choose in-season produce to buy fresh. Out-of-season items tend to be more expensive. Opt for frozen on those.


Daily HEAL Tip #155

Energize at Work

A 2001 survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that 63% of Americans don’t get enough sleep. Naps will combat this. They cannot replace a good night’s sleep, but they can help you perform at your peakthroughout the day. Plus you can save that daily $4 on Starbucks, because the energy you gain from a nap is better and longer lasting than caffeine. The ideal nap length is 20 minutes, easily squeezable into the workday.


Daily HEAL Tip #154

Energize at Work

Another approach, one that adults rarely consider but could greatly benefit from, is a nap.


Daily HEAL Tip #153

Energize at Work

Have a lot of phone time? Buy a cordless and move around while talking.


Daily HEAL Tip #152

Energize at Work

Use a bathroom on the other side of the building or another floor.


Daily HEAL Tip #151

Energize at Work

Chat face-to-face instead of by e-mail or phone.


Daily HEAL Tip #150

Energize at Work

Hand-deliver mail, memos and faxes.


Daily HEAL Tip #149

Energize at Work

Forget the boardroom. Hold walking meetings.


Daily HEAL Tip #148

Energize at Work

When you first arrive at work, take as long as possible before sitting down.


Daily HEAL Tip #147

Energize at Work

Stand perfectly still for two minutes. Regroup.


Daily HEAL Tip #146

Energize at Work

Switch hands with whatever you’re doing


Daily HEAL Tip #145

Energize at Work

Try word puzzles. Keep a jigsaw puzzle in your office.


Daily HEAL Tip #144

Energize at Work

Squeeze a stress ball. Relieves stress while strengthening forearms and wrists for typing.


Daily HEAL Tip #143

Energize at Work

Jumping jacks. Simple, quick and pumps you up.


Daily HEAL Tip #142

Energize at Work

Close your door and shadow box. Imagining a stressor while you’re punching will increase your energy, guaranteed.


Daily HEAL Tip #141

Energize at Work

Lift 1-3 packs of printer paper in each hand. Curl them like weights or lift them over your head.


Daily HEAL Tip #140

Energize at Work

Take two steps back from your desk and lean forward until you’re at an angled push-up position against the edge of your desk. Do a couple quick sets.


Daily HEAL Tip #139

Energize at Work

Massage your head and shoulders. Find trigger points of tension in the shoulders and base of the skull. Hold pressure for 6 - 10 seconds. Don’t forget your face and jaw.


Daily HEAL Tip #138

Energize at Work

Go to the staircase and step up and down the bottom step, like in step aerobics.


Daily HEAL Tip #137


Don’t store your medicine in locations that are either too hot or too cold. For example, the bathroom cabinet may not be the best place for your medication, use a cool, locked cupboard out of the sight and reach of children.


Crewe, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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