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Congressional Press Release -- JULY 10, 2014
Farr challenges Central Coast to join him in getting healthy: Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, will start a 30-day challenge to eat healthier and exercise more and is encouraging Central Coast residents to join him. Mary Toscano, a certified nutrition educator and author of the book “Sweet Fire: Sugar, Diabetes & Your Health,” came up with the Sam Farr Challenge after meeting with the Congressman in his Washington office... [Read More (PDF download)]

Santa Cruz Sentinel -- JULY 14, 2014
Rep. Sam Farr teams with Santa Cruz nutritionist on health challenge: For U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, Monday was unlike any other Monday. It was the first day of the Sam Farr Challenge, a 30-day initiative in healthy living dreamed up by Santa Cruz nutrition educator Mary Toscano. The challenge has three simple rules... [Read More]

Monterey County Weekly -- JULY 10, 2014
Sam Farr slaps down a 30-day health challenge: The Congressman must know we Weekly writers are suckers for weird goals like eating only within a 150-mile radius, getting saner by way of gut bacteria, ingesting the world's hottest pepper and drinking nothing but spicy lemonade for 10 days. Introducing the Sam Farr Challenge: Starting next Monday, July 14, and for the next 30 days, Farr (D-Carmel) will follow three rules... [Read More]

Santa Cruz Sentinel -- JULY 18, 2014
Nearly 300 sign up for Sam Farr health challenge: Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, who started on a 30-day health challenge Monday, had to pass up some tempting desserts served up for House Democrats attending a dinner meeting at the White House... [Read More]

Santa Cruz Sentinel -- AUGUST 19, 2014
Sam Farr Challenge: 8 pounds lost, new habits take hold for congressman: The 30-day health challenge named for U.S. Rep. Sam Farr officially has ended but the congressman plans to stick with the program designed by Santa Cruz nutrition educator Mary Toscano until the end of the year.... [Read More]

Houston Chronicle -- JULY 16, 2014
Cancer Answers: U.S. Rep. Farr Launches 30-Day Challenge for Healthier Dietary, Lifestyle Habits: We all want to be healthier, but that requires commitment — or a challenge. U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) has one for us. He’s launched a 30-day challenge to help people lose weight and feel healthier... [Read More]

Participant Blog -- JULY 13, 2014
30 Days towards a Healthy Lifestyle: Tomorrow starts the 30-Day Sam Farr Challenge for me. Sam Farr is my representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and last week he decided to take health educator Mary Toscano's invitation to a 30-day healthy lifestyle challenge. In so doing, he invited his constituents to join him. In a nutshell, from tomorrow, July 12, until August 12, I will follow these three rules... [Read More]

Monterey Herald -- JULY 11, 2014
Farr issues 30-day challenge for better nutrition: Politicians always talk about belt-tightening — fiscally speaking. Starting Monday, Rep. Sam Farr is asking for company as he embarks on what could be a 30-day round of belt-tightening — physically speaking. "At my age, weight is a big problem," said Farr, the longtime Central Coast congressman who turned 73 this month and tips the scales at 250... [Read More]

KION Central Coast -- JULY 11, 2014
Rep. Sam Farr issues Central Coast health challenge: Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, is launching a 30 day challenge to challenge to eat healthier and exercise more starting Monday. He's encouraging Central Coast residents to join him. Mary Toscano, a certified nutrition educator and author of the book “Sweet Fire: Sugar, Diabetes & Your Health,” came up with the Sam Farr Challenge after meeting with the Congressman in his Washington office... [Read More]

Santa Cruz Sentinel -- JULY 10, 2014
Coast Lines: Farr starts 30-day health challenge: Starting Monday, Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, will start a 30-day challenge to eat healthier and exercise more and is asking constituents to join him. Mary Toscano, a certified nutrition educator and author of the book "Sweet Fire: Sugar, Diabetes & Your Health," proposed the challenge after meeting with the congressman in his Washington office on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. "I have been involved in the national debate about the health of our country but to be honest... [Read More]

Friends of Sam Farr -- JULY 10, 2014
Farr challenges Central Coast to join him in getting healthy: Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, will start a 30-day challenge to eat healthier and exercise more and is encouraging Central Coast residents to join him. Mary Toscano, a certified nutrition educator and author of the book “Sweet Fire: Sugar, Diabetes & Your Health,” came up with the Sam Farr Challenge after meeting with the Congressman in his Washington office... [Read More]

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