Reduce your risk of diabetes with our new online resource

The Southern Nevada Health District recently launched its newest online program, the Road to Diabetes Prevention, a free six-session program to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program is self-paced and includes optional activities and available resources in the community. While it is open to anyone, the Road to Diabetes Prevention program is recommended for people who could have pre-diabetes. For information or to sign up for the program, visit the Get Healthy Clark County website, www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org/training/diabetes.

The program is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Road to Health toolkit that includes healthy eating and physical activity educational information to help individuals reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Participants can learn about their own risk factors and how to make simple lifestyle changes to reduce their risks.

The American Diabetes Association estimates that 86 million Americans - more than 1 out of 3 adults age 20 and older - are considered to have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. That number is up from 79 million in 2010. People with pre-diabetes are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. For some people with pre-diabetes, early treatment can return blood glucose levels to the normal range. There are no clear symptoms of pre-diabetes so many people are unaware of their status.

Check out our free program and learn what resources are available to help you reduce the risk of developing diabetes!

Farmers Market schedule for the summer

Living in the desert you may think there aren’t many places to get fresh grown produce. However, there are several farmers markets around the Valley providing residents with many opportunities to purchase locally/regionally grown produce.

Local food tastes better and is fresher than food that has been shipped long distances. Buying locally helps strengthen our community’s economy and gives you the opportunity to get to know the farmers who grow your food. Knowing where your food comes from and how it’s grown enables you to feel better about the food you put on your table.

Now, more of your friends and neighbors can have access to healthy fruits and vegetables as EBT (electronic benefit transfer) machines get integrated into select farmers markets throughout the county. Below is a list of all the farmers markets in the Valley.

Farmers Markets Accepting EBT Debit and Credit

Las Vegas Farmers Market - Gardens Park
Thursday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10401 Gardens Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135

Las Vegas Farmers Market - Bruce Trent Park
Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1600 N. Rampart, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Las Vegas Farmers Market - Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
First and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
9200 Tule Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89131

Fresh 52 @ Tivoli Village
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
302 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145

Fresh 52 @ Sansone Park Place
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9480 S. Eastern, Las Vegas, NV 89123

On The Ranch Farmers Market 
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
628 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032

The Farms at Fantastic
Hours subject to change- Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1717 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128 

Other Farmers Markets Around Town

Country Fresh Farmers Market
Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
240 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015

Country Fresh Farmer’s Market II
Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
200 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89012

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
300 N. Casino Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(Casino Center and Stewart)
Parking is complimentary, in the adjacent lot.

Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. under the Pavilion
Sahara Ave. & 215 Beltway, Las Vegas, NV 89135

The Green Chefs Farmers Market
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

It is Soda Free Summer all summer long.  A few tips to help you ditch the sugary drinks and drink healthier options.

1. Commit.  Decide to change what you drink. No dream can be achieved without and goal and a plan!
2. Drink more water. Drink water instead of sugary drinks when you’re thirsty. Carry around a water bottle or container that holds water so you have something ready to drink when thirsty.
3. Find alternatives. Find other healthier options to take the place of your soda or sugary drink. Try sparkling water, unsweetened tea, or squeeze lemon, lime or other fruit in your water. 
Sugary drinks are drinks that contain added sugars or sweeteners. Sugary drinks include soda and other carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, juice drinks, sweetened tea and coffee drinks, and sweetened milk or milk alternatives. The added sugar in these drinks add calories but little or no nutrients.

Juice Drinks 20oz = 23 packets of sugar: 60 minutes of walking to burn off

Soda  20oz =  22 packets of sugar: 52 minutes of walking to burn off

Energy Drink 16oz = 17 packets of sugar: 50 minutes of walking to burn off

Sports Drink 20oz = 12 packets of sugar : 27 minutes of walking to burn off

Chocolate Milk 8oz = 9 packets of sugar : 34 minutes of walking to burn off
Rethink your drink !

New Southern Nevada Restaurant Inspection App

The Southern Nevada Health District has launched its restaurant inspection grade app for smart phones. The health district’s mobile app can be downloaded through the Apple Store for iOS devices or from Google Play for Android.  For additional information, visit the Southern Nevada Health District website, snhd.info/apps.
The app allows users to review current inspection information for Southern Nevada restaurants as well as past inspections. Users can bookmark their favorite establishments, find information and search for all restaurants in their area, search for grade cards by restaurant name, and even view Yelp restaurant ratings. For additional restaurant inspection information, users should visit the health district website inspection page.

Additional health district apps include Neon to Nature, a program that helps users find urban or rural trails and parks in neighborhoods throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and the Sugar Savvy Beverage tracker, which tells users how much sugar is in the beverages they are drinking. More info on these mobile apps.