Letter From The Editor – September 2019

September is here! How was your August? Did it go by quickly? Mine did, as it always seems to do.   While October is really my favorite month, September means it isn’t far behind. Labor Day

September is here! How was your August? Did it go by quickly? Mine did, as it always seems to do.   While October is really my favorite month, September means it isn’t far behind. Labor Day will put the taste of summer behind us, and it is full speed ahead into a month of transition as we wait for fall.  September is home to several observances this month including Childhood Obesity, Childhood Cancer, and Ovarian Cancer.  We’ll share something about each of these to keep you informed. NFD’s Karen Shayne will educate readers on dealing with Celiac. All very important topics to health and well-being and readers will be in-the-know after reading this month’s many health-focused articles.

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As always, we will have two inspirational Untold features this month, a special feature story (we will SURPRISE YOU and won’t spill the beans here), and a special tribute to September 11.  We will have plenty of recipes, great resources for healthy cooking, meals and snacks, meal-time activities and more through the USDA’s MyPlate – that’s United States Department of Agriculture if anyone doesn’t know what those letters stand for – and MyPlate is a wonderful resource. They will likely start posting fall recipes very soon.  We also have a great DIY project from Survivor Designer Laura Mac – a canopy! Stay tuned for that one, as you’ll want to see what Ms. Laura has in store.

 

Join us for the journey into September.   We hope you enjoy this month’s features and please let us know what you would like to see in future publications.

 

 Be Focused, Be Inspired – It’s a New Day!

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Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as project director for the Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily magazine. Cindy is masters-level certified in health education by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cindy has been involved in multiple cancer activities and projects since 2000, including serving as the state coalition coordinator for Tennessee for 13 years, and currently is involved with several cancer organizations. She currently is the Associate Director for Community Programs for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002 and served as interim director from 2015-2018. She has been touched by cancer personally after seeing both family and friends alike suffer from the disease.

Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as the Women Survivors Alliance and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to partner with New Focus Daily and WSA.