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Consumer Advocate

Welcome to your Commissary Connection! I'm Courtney, the Consumer Advocate for the Defense Commissary Agency, While writing these blog posts will help me share information with you, I also want to know what's on your mind. That's why I hope you'll comment on our blog posts to share your thoughts and let me know what kind of content you'd like to see on this blog!

700 Military Children Awarded Scholarships

700 Military Children Awarded Scholarships

Congratulations to the 700 recipients of this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program! The program, which is administered by the Fisher House Foundation, granted a $2,000 scholarship to each of these students. “The quality of the applications submitted really exceeded prior years’ submissions.” -Marye Dobson, Scholarships Program Liaison, Defense Commissary …

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Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

Healthy Living: Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

As part of building a healthy eating pattern, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you choose a good mix of foods by consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within food groups. This is the best way to ensure that your body gets what it needs for optimal …

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Back-to-School Study Prep at Your Commissary

Back-to-School Savings Study Prep

Back-to-School Sidewalk Sales Class is in session! Well, almost, at least… school will start soon for children and college students alike, if it hasn’t already, and Your Commissary wants to help you prepare! So find your desk and pull out your notebook, because it’s time to study for our 2018 …

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Why is Your Health Important to You?

Healthy Habits: Why is Your Health Important to You?

Whether your goal is to get healthier, lose weight or maintain your health, almost everyone has a reason to be motivated. Being healthy truly is a journey, not a destination. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the …

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Optimal Nutrition

Healthy Living - Optimal Nutrition

Building a healthy eating pattern to promote optimal health, weight and performance is not just about calories. It is also about eating nutrient-dense foods. Some experts even advise that it is more important to focus on nutrient-dense foods more than counting calories. Choose nutrient-dense foods This is because these foods …

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Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

Healthy Habits - Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

When you feel like you’re dragging and perhaps lacking in sleep, reaching for an energy drink may be a tempting option for a boost or just a tasty beverage with a little extra kick. Although this may be your “quick fix” on occasion, using energy drinks habitually or throughout the …

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Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Although the weather in many areas may have already felt like summer for some time, the calendar hadn’t caught up until now! Thursday, June 21 marks the first day of summer this year in the Northern Hemisphere, which makes now the perfect time for a refresher on how to #BeFoodSafe …

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Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

When exercising, weightlifting or training, it’s important to consider how your diet and hydration can impact energy levels, endurance and overall performance. The saying “you can’t out-exercise a poor diet” couldn’t be more true. Fueling your body well supports your physical performance and the overall results you will see from …

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