So, I'll confess that this summer was the first time I got the opportunity to cook. I know it's pathetic to some, but my mom is the cook, she makes home meals everyday and has always taught me that the kitchen is restricted & her personal sanctuary when she is cooking. Luckily I slept over my friend's house and she actually gave me the opportunity to help out even if I had to make white-lies saying I was understanding every direction she directed to me. So, this comes to my topic, BACON,… Continue
Added by Kathleen Ann on August 31, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Folks...spread the word about this opportunity...
The makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings created the Love Your Veggies campaign and grant program as a way to help parents and educators get children eating and enjoying their vegetables.
The Love Your Veggies grant program will award grants of $10,000
each to ten elementary schools across the United States. Grant awards will be based on proposals that demonstrate need, sustainability, innovation, and potential… Continue
Added by Marco on August 27, 2009 at 10:59am —
READING NUTRITION LABELS
In a past YAAO meeting, us youth leaders were given some handy information. This information revolved around learning to read nutrition labels. We had a guest speaker by the name: Monica Montes. She helped us understand better some of this tricky labeling. Here some notes I jotted down:
Rule Of Thumb
-A daily value above 20% is HIGH
-A daily value below 5% is… Continue
Added by Julia on August 27, 2009 at 10:00am —
The annual event will be held September 4-6, a weekend including a health and fitness expo, pasta party hosted in California Adventure, kids' races and the 5K race - all culminating in a half marathon through the streets of Anaheim.
Friday, September 4, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 5, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
DisneylandÂ® Hotel Exhibit Hall
Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 6:00… Continue
Added by selma on August 26, 2009 at 12:53pm —
The People of Los Angeles!!
As you all know, the food served at public schools in America is not adequate, but also presents a major obstacle for young people in their ability to thrive and live free of obesity and chronic disease. As you may have heard, Slow Food USA is leading an exciting campaign to help get real food into schools through reform to the Child Nutrition Act, which is up for reauthorization and review by Congress later this year. We have claimed September 7th, 2009,… Continue
Added by Britannimarie on August 26, 2009 at 12:48pm —
In September 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1420 (Padilla) into law thus adding section 114094 to the State Health and Safety Code
. The following is an overview of the new menu labeling law.
To which restaurants does the law apply?
The bill applies restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets in the state. The law describes this as “a food facility in the state that operates under common ownership or control with at least 19 other food facilities… Continue
Added by Belinda on August 25, 2009 at 10:06am —
I want to extend a warm welcome to all. The Fault Based Model includes ,Lifestyle,Unhealthy Eating,Laziness,Poor Food Choices ,and a Lack of Willed Power.
The notion of Shared Accountability. Lets build a new plan to fight Obesity,or Obe$$$$$$ity. Time for some Fat Truth.
Added by Paul Murphy on August 24, 2009 at 4:00pm —
apparently your zodiac sign can tell you the best ways for you to exersize?
if you're a big astrology bluff maybe you'll like this...
i know i thought mine was kinda right on but maybe yours isnt
check it out click here
This air signs finds it hard to stick… Continue
Added by soosiejay. on August 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The Daily Green
is full of interesting useful tidbits about staying healthy in an unhealthy world.
No suprise that a break in the day for kids to run around
, play, and be silly actually helps them focus better in the classroom, socialize better, and get sick less often.
My aunt is an… Continue
Added by Maya Hagege on August 21, 2009 at 11:51am —
What is Joint-use?
To my understanding, it is the sharing of a building or open space by two parties.
Let us take a school, such as Sierra Vista, if we implemented joint-use, one party would be the school body and another party, the community. We could isolate one part of the establishment such as the school gym and let both parties make use of it. Such as, students in gym class, after school athletes, as well as families in… Continue
Added by Julia on August 20, 2009 at 8:25pm —
Hey everyone, I was researching different ways to live a healthier life and i found a site where they give you information on specific ways to healthy living. Based on your thought on being healthy you can find interesting ideas. Plus the site has links, which can show you that genre. The site is called Healthyliving.org
The Directory gives you 7 ways that you might consider healthy living.
Added by Rafael Hernandez on August 20, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Warm mixed berries topped with a crispy granola topping—it's simply delicious!
Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:1 hr
Makes: 9 servings
1 bag (8 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic blueberries
1 bag (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic strawberries
1 bag (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic raspberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups organic oats & honey… Continue
Added by Sharlene on August 20, 2009 at 12:25pm —
So walking around South LA, you see a lot of empty lots. Having the imagination that I have, I start to imagine what these empty lots could be. Being very well aware of the fact that South LA is a food desert, a community or area where there is nil to no food of nutritional value. Here is a very serious problem and a possible solution. Seeing as how healthy foods and fresh produce a very needed, these empty lots cam provide it! These empty lots can be transformed to gardens, community gardens,… Continue
Added by Britannimarie on August 20, 2009 at 11:57am —
So recently The OC Fair ended. I went to the fair the Saturday before it ended. :D
It was so fun! The rides were awesome, so many cool things on sale! But When it came around to lunch time I couldn't help but notice what kind of the food on sale. I apologize I didn't take more pictures but, not even pictures could capture all the words that these sights were worth.
At the fair… Continue
Added by Britannimarie on August 20, 2009 at 11:26am —
So I checked out this website EatWellLiveBetter.org, and it was amazing!! It gives you facts and tips about eating healthy as well as other nutritional topics. Something on the website that really caught my eye and I would like to share with you guys, was an interesting fact about soda. The following reads:
"one 12 ounce can of soda= 150 calories
one can of soda per day for one year= 55,000 calories
It takes 3,500 calories to make one pound of body weight. With that being,… Continue
Added by Anabel Gutierrez on August 19, 2009 at 11:42am —
In the same topic of healthy lifestyles and taking care of oneself...I wanted to inform you and, so that you can use the information for your friends, family, school mates, about this event being held in Inglewood at the Forum...many of us and our families can't afford health insurance or have insurance but are underinsured, can't afford the co-pay, don't qualify for coverage or can't affor the out-of-pocket expenses...this is an IMPORTANT opportunity to get the medical… Continue
Added by Marco on August 13, 2009 at 10:14am —
Hey Folks...great work on getting the message out about healthy eating and environmental factors that influence eating patterns....especially the socio-economic issues and lack of healthy options in lower income neighborhoods...
I'm posting information here that some of you may be able to use...
Here it is:
UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America
are offering children the opportunity to become "Health Heroes" by learning about childhood obesity,… Continue
Added by Marco on August 13, 2009 at 10:00am —
Article about hot dogs increase the chance for having colorectal cancer.!
it's short and sweet check it out!…
Added by Bryant on August 10, 2009 at 2:52pm —
I saw this article on yahoo.com this morning!
This article names the top 4 worst smoothie drinks.
You will be surprised at what you read.
It also suggest at alternatives!
Americans have a drinking problem—we simply consume too much nutrient-empty, calorie-full liquids. Blame food marketers for the ever-expanding serving vessels, chock-full of cheap sugar substitutes, a variety of hard-to-pronounce chemicals, and tons of fats. But it’s not all doom and… Continue
Added by Belinda on August 6, 2009 at 1:53pm —
This is a great article that I found on acne and fast food.. check it out...
There are two schools of thought on the relationship between acne and fast food. One school will say acne has nothing to do with fast food. I can agree with this in a small way in that acne is not caused by fast food, but it can make the skin condition worse. Doctors will tell you this, especially that high oil, high sugar foods such as soft drink and oily burgers will lead to worse acne.
Here are… Continue
Added by lauren gomez on August 5, 2009 at 9:20pm —