On-the-go Snacks

first_imgWith kids in after-school activities and adults working full-time jobs, ensuring that the family is eating, much less eating right, can be a challenge.Making well-rounded meals or snacks is easier when parents get into the habit of thinking ahead.Preparing snacks ahead of time alleviates stress when trying to keep tiny tummies full and tiny bodies nourished, said Alison Berg, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Foods and Nutrition and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist. Berg suggests that families looking to plan their meals and snacks in advance visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for meal planning ideas and nutrition information.“ChooseMyPlate.gov is fantastic,” Berg said. “It’s backed by years of nutrition science to say, ‘This is what we should be eating,’ and it’s applicable for people ages 2 years and older to see what their eating patterns should be like.”Berg’s go-to snack suggestions include whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables that are easy to transport.Prepared snack foods are also options, but parents need to read those labels carefully.“I see a lot of granola bars being consumed,” Berg said. “They come in a single serving, they typically have nuts and whole grains so kids get protein, carbohydrates and heart-healthy fats. It would be nice to complement that with a fruit that will last in the backpack. Homemade trail mix that has whole-grain cereal, nuts and dried fruit can also be a good choice on the go. Those will sustain your energy levels.”Preparing food to eat prior to a physical activityThe best food choices before a physical activity depend on how far in advance the food is being eaten. If there are 30 minutes before the activity, eat carbohydrates, such as whole fruits or bread. If there is an hour before the activity, eat a carbohydrate and a protein, like half of a sandwich on whole-grain bread or a banana with peanut butter.After the physical activity is complete, choose foods that provide both carbohydrates and protein to help with recovery.“Chocolate milk is a good recovery drink,” said Berg. “It has carbs and proteins. Also, the snack that’s good an hour before (the physical activity) is good after, such as a banana and peanut butter, a peanut butter or turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread, or a yogurt with fruit.”Time crunch at the drive-thruEven on nights when meal and snack plans fall through, it’s not impossible to make nutritious choices, Berg said.Fast-food restaurants are adding healthier options to their drive-thru menus. Berg suggests swapping out some foods for healthier alternatives, such as getting a salad instead of fries, or getting a grilled chicken sandwich instead of a cheeseburger. Oftentimes, the condiments are the culprits with hidden calories.“Sometimes just asking for condiments on the side will save calories,” Berg said. “The burger might be fine, the bun might be fine, but the mayo and toppings can add a lot of calories. Just stick to the basics.”As the school year comes into full swing, devote time during the week to prepare food or plan meals, Berg said. It can save time and lead to healthier decisions.last_img read more

Voters to Pick Replacement for Nassau Pol Denenberg Tuesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Voters in Nassau County’s 19th Legislative District will cast their ballots Tuesday in a special election to fill the seat left vacant by former Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick), who recently resigned.The candidates include Rita Kestenbaum, 56, who’s running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines, and Steven Rhoads, 46, who has the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines as well as the Tax Revolt party designation. Both are from Bellmore.Kestenbaum is a former member of the Hempstead Town Board, who became a gun control activist in 2007 after her 20-year-old daughter was shot to death on the night of her birthday outside her off-campus apartment in Tempe, Arizona, by a disturbed young man who then turned the gun on himself. She later set up a foundation and has worked closely with the Long Island Crisis Center.Rhoads is a personal injury attorney who previously twice tried to unseat Denenberg. If Rhoads wins, Republicans would need to gain just another seat in the Nassau Legislature to control a super majority of 13 votes—they now have 10 of the 19 legislative seats. That margin would enable the GOP to approve borrowing measures without needing Democratic support.In the district, 41 percent of the 54,355 registered voters are Republicans (22,304 voters) and 31 percent are Democrats (16,708 voters). District 19 stretches from Seaford to south Freeport up to North Merrick and North Wantagh.Last month, Republican James D. Kennedy, the son-in-law of the late Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa), handily beat Democrat Joseph Stufano in a special election to fill the 12th Nassau County legislative district seat left vacant when one-term Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa), the son of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, was elected in November to fill the 8th New York State Senate seat, which former Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) vacated a year prior.Denenberg had resigned after pleading guilty to charging more than $2 million worth of legal services over eight years that he never provided.A third special election will be held on March 31 in Suffolk’s 12th Legislative District to fill the seat held by former Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset), who won his bid to become Suffolk County comptroller in November. Kennedy’s 58-year-old wife, Leslie, a longtime aide who ran her husband’s office, will be running for the seat herself.Kennedy’s Democratic challenger, Deborah Monaco, 55, is reportedly not going to run “an active campaign,” according to Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer, due to time constraints and other factors. She has been the secretary of the Suffolk Democratic Committee and has a job at the Suffolk Board of Elections. Republicans outnumber Democrats in this district, too.—With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

SalMar Names Witzøe New CEO

first_imgNorwegian fish farm company SalMar has appointed Gustav Witzøe as it chief executive officer, effective 21 October 2019.From this date the current CEO, Olav Andreas Ervik, will become managing director of the new subsidiary SalMar Ocean and responsible for the company’s ventures in ocean-based fish farming.SalMar’s initiatives in ocean-based fish farming has to date been organised as a business area within SalMar and headed by Gustav Witzøe. These activities will now be transferred to a subsidiary which Ervik wanted to lead, the company said.Both Witzøe and Ervik emphasise that this change will ensure continuity in management and that it is a logical consequence of SalMar’s ambition to lead in the development of ocean-based fish farming.According to the company, the board of directors considers this a good foundation for the continued positive development of SalMar, both within ocean-based and conventional fish farming.last_img read more

ECCU Students Engage in Discussion on Economic Growth and National Debt

first_imgOver 230 students aged 14 -19 from the eight member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) engaged in a debate and discussion on 28 February on economic growth and debt key issues related to the topics for the 2012 OECS Essay Competition, being hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).Photo credit:antiguaobserver.comThe event, which was held via videoconference, sought to heighten the students’ critical thinking and expose them to techniques for organising their ideas and presenting strong, logical arguments in their essay writing. It also was designed to give students the opportunity to exchange ideas and increase their understanding of ECCU economic issues, challenges and opportunities and their role in national and regional development. In presenting their arguments in favour of the topic: A debt free society adds no value to the economy, the students of the St Vincent Girls High School noted that if the projects for which debts were incurred did not increase the country’s productive capacity significantly, such debt would hinder rather than increase economic growth. On the other hand, the students of the Clare Hall Secondary School, Antigua and Barbuda were of the view that a country could not grow its economy without incurring debt and highlighted some of the infrastructural developments and positive spin off effects that resulted from countries contracting debt. The other debate topic was: Young people have a critical role to play in the growth and development of the OECS countries. The proponents, who represented the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, Anguilla and the Gingerland Secondary School in St Kitts and Nevis, outlined some of the areas where young people can have a positive impact on the OECS economies. The opponents, the students of the Beacon High School, Grenada and the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School and the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College of Saint Lucia, strongly believed that young people did not possess the experience or the power to influence growth and developmental policies.The OECS Essay Competition, which began in 2001, is part of the ECCB’s community outreach programme. The topics for the 2012 competition are:• What viable steps should OECS countries take to stimulate their economies and significantly reduce their national debts?• Discuss the role of young people in shaping the future of the OECS countries.The deadline for submitting the essays is 30 March.Press Release Share LocalNews ECCU Students Engage in Discussion on Economic Growth and National Debt by: – March 2, 2012 Share 51 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Coaches Corner

first_imgBefore you know it, another season of Coaches’ Corner will begin.  I have lost track of what year this will be.  It has been at least 30 seasons.  I did not do it for a couple years, but I know I had the program in the mid-80’s.During this time span, I have done it from the station, from McDonald’s (on Saturday mornings), at the site of the former Feltz’s, and I even did it while recovering from knee surgery at Hospitality Hall.  WRBI then moved it to the truck stop at New Point because they were sponsoring the show at that time.  From there we went to Ison’s Family Pizza where it has been ever since.  Cecil has been a very gracious host since moving to this location.When we start a season of Coaches’ Corner, it always requires a lot of research because the field of coaching changes so rapidly these days and a new list of guests must be obtained.  When an athletic director changes at a school, this further complicates the process.  Unless the new director was a guest on the show themselves, they are not sure what the process involves.  It is through them that I obtain the names of those new coaches.  No matter what, I am always glad when a new season rolls around.  See you on Coaches’ Corner in August!last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-14)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresTuesday  (1-14)Boys ScoresSouth Ripley  55     Oldenburg  42East Central  73     Boone County  52Talawanda  69     Union County  32Greenwood  67     Edinburgh  29Girls ScoresEast Central  43     Cincy Home School  27Lawrenceburg  70     Jac-Cen-Del  45Milan  44     Rising Sun  39Oldenburg  44     Hauser  30North Decatur  48     Morristown  42Trinity Lutheran  52     Waldron  35Richmond  48     Connersville  45Rushville  55     Shelbyville  34Whiteland  59     Jennings County  57Silver Creek  70     Madison  55last_img

Coronavirus: Premier League game called off as Arsenal’s Europa opponent chair tests positive

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Wednesday’s match between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed “as a precautionary measure,” the Premier League said, announcing the first match in the top competition to be called off due to the novel coronavirus. The league said that the decision followed the announcement on Tuesday that the owner of English second-tier club Nottingham Forest and Greek side Olympiakos, Evangelos Marinakis, tested positive to the virus. “Thirteen days ago, Olympiakos played Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Europa League and Mr Marinakis, the Greek club’s owner, met with several Arsenal squad members and staff. Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening, Wednesday, March 11, to give time to fully assess the situation,” the Premier League said in a statement. dpa/NAN.Tags: ArsenalEvangelos MarinakasManchester UnitedNottingham ForestOlympiakosPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Rio: Stamp out diving across Europe

first_imgRio Ferdinand insists any move to stamp out diving must extend beyond the Premier League. Manchester United have found themselves at the centre of a storm this week after Ashley Young was booked for initiating contact with Crystal Palace midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi at Old Trafford on Saturday, before going to ground looking for a spot-kick. The incident, followed by Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak’s dismissal against Brighton on Sunday have sparked yet another debate over the issue of diving. “Retrospective viewing and punishments may be the way to go.” United boss David Moyes certainly feels so, even if he thinks referee Jon Moss handled the Young incident correctly. “I can never be sure it won’t happen again,” said Moyes. “I have had a word with him (Young) privately. “I’ve said for many years we should have retrospective video for diving. That would help referees no end. “Moving from Everton to Manchester United doesn’t change my views on that because it is really difficult at times.” Palace chairman Steve Parish has gone even further, claiming diving should be treated in the same harsh manner as preventing goalscoring opportunities. “If preventing a goal-scoring opportunity is a straight red then trying to create one by cheating should be a straight red also,” Parish told BBC Radio 5 Live. “The only player in the incidents that was honest was Kagisho Dikgacoi and he’s sent off and banned for the next match. “Ashley Young’s dive and the appeal before put pressure on the referee to give a subsequent penalty that was certainly outside the area and probably wasn’t even a foul. “Ashley Young has a yellow card and three points and we have no points and one less player to pick from for the next game. “(It) might have cost us a point that might keep us up. (We) need to get some momentum behind a straight red for a dive.” And Ferdinand accepts there is no easy solution. “It’s weird,” he said. “It’s got to happen across Europe and the world, not just in our league. “You go into the Champions League and you have been told in the Premier League you are not meant to dive, then you get players from other countries who simulate. “As a defender, you don’t want people trying to con the referee, but if there is contact, the player has the right to go down. “It has become a part of our game that, as defenders, we are used to. “You have got to defend with your head and think how you are going to combat the forwards. “They are cute and know how to deal with this type of stuff. “It is such a difficult thing for referees to say someone dived or there was contact. Press Associationlast_img read more

School placed on lock down due to nearby explosion

first_imgGlades Day school in Belle Glade has been placed on lock down due to an nearby explosion.According to the report, a school resource officer called the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue just before 1 pm after hearing the explosion and seeing smoke in the area.Other sources claim that the device was thrown at the school from a nearby home.Authorities are currently investigating the incident.last_img

Harris, Haddin to join Aussies coaching staff in New Zealand

first_img(REUTERS)-Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Ryan Harris will join the team’s coaching staff for the tour of New Zealand in January, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.The pair will act as coaching consultants during the three-match one-day international series against New Zealand in January and February, Cricket Australia said.Harris will concentrate on bowling, with regular coach David Saker heading to India early with batting coach Graeme Hick to prepare for the Test series starting in February.Haddin, who joined Harris in retirement last year, will be employed as a fielding consultant.“It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to have ex-players of the calibre of Brad and Ryan on board for this tour and continue their involvement in Australian cricket,” head coach Darren Lehmann said in a media release.“Both these guys have worked hard on their coaching since leaving the game and thoroughly deserve their opportunity.“They will bring a great insight to the team and their appointment highlights some of the depth we have in Australia in the coaching pathway system.”Haddin, 38, has been involved preparing the next generation of talent in the Australia ‘A’ side, while Harris, who has aspirations of becoming the team’s next head bowling coach, was an assistant during the one-day international team’s recent 5-0 whitewash by South Africa on tour.“South Africa was a great learning experience for me and it was fantastic to be back with the team again,” said Harris.Australia’s coaching staff have been under the microscope, with both the test and one-day teams struggling in recent month.Australia’s series-opening loss to South Africa in Perth on Monday was its fourth defeat in succession after the 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka.The second Test against the Proteas starts on Saturday in Hobart.last_img read more