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The Adams County Record Nutrition &amp; You An American Epidemic - Part III ' What can we do about it? ' In the previous articles , I discussed the obesity epidemic in America and some of the physiological reasons for this epidemic. Currently, there are governmental programs trying to curb the obesity epidemic, such as WE CAN, a program designed to help parents and children make proper nutrition choices and incorporate exercise in their lives. To find out about this program contact Linda Rogers- Bailey at Adams County Health Center. The government programs are great tools for curbing the obesity epidemic, but real change is going to come from you and me. Each of us needs to consciously make proper nutrition choices and exercise. Eat balanced meals. Consider the "My Plate" method. Get a 9" plate and quarter it. One quarter is for lean protein, one quarter is for grains or starchy Garden Comer vegetables, and the other half of the plate is for non-starchy vegetables and leafy greens. Limit saturated and poly saturated fats such as butter and margarine, limit sugary foods and drinks. Limit or eliminate highly processed foods such as boxed, bagged or container foods off the grocery shelf. Instead of a boxed rice side dish, try making some brown rice and season it yourselt!. You'll be getting a lot more "bang  for your nutritional buck that way. Boxed or bagged food generally has had most of the nutritional value processed out of it; so what you are paying for ts a pretty box and advertisements, not nutrition. Also, processed foods are made with too much salt, sugar' and chemicals, none of which count as nutrition. Get up" and movel Our society as a whole is too sedentary; we all need to Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Page 7 Spring is Coming (Any Day Now) tudents 15arn State by Linda Taylor, Nutritionist, ACHC t00FA Degre,e exercise more than we do. Exercise increases the metabolism so we'll be burning calories even after the exercise is over. Exercise also decreases stress, a major contributor to weight gain. Other benefits are better sleep, increased strength, increased bone density and the list goes on! The bottom line is we each have the ability to control our instincts to over eat. Unlike other creatures, we can choose what we eat and how much we eat. We can choose good nutrition for our children; we can che to exercise for an hod every day; we can limit how much time our children spend in front of the TV or computer. Each of us can choose to eat healthy foods and exercise. The alternative to these choices is what we see today, an obesity epidemic. by Myrna Weikal mweikal@mtecom, net 355-5829 It's a little muddy but in a more deliberate them. Their yard still out, but oh, so nice! fashion. Had any of has a couple inches of Meadowlarks are them survived the avian snow on it, though, so scouting the best nesting onslaught, he'd have they have to stay cooped sites, and woodpeckers transplanted them into up a, little longer. I've are hammering out a plot of their own. Well, gotten 7 to 10 eggs a the boundaries of their I still think it's a great day out of 10 hens all territories. Spring is idea, and worth trying winter long. The breed officially still a month again. That's gardening is called Golden Comet. away, but unofficially it for you. Try, try again. Patti suggested them is arriving in delightful There is no failure, just to le because of their increments. Go outside! frequent opportunities cold-hardiness. Granted, :' ' Bill <Soreiison gave me for leaming, this'r wasn't much of a " a:':tpoft ': tti hiS',' winter ,: I' < stopped : .... into win;.,r t6 tg-t them, bd" garden: the quails ate Matthews Grain & Feedl 'I t|nk they did great, it. Bummer! Bill says he can only hope they ate all the weed seeds as well. Without much snow cover to protect it, the quails made his garden into their supper table. Bill's idea, you may recall, calls for fall planting a row or two of the seeds left over from the current season, just to see what wants to come up early, sort of like allowing for volunteers, last week to check on the chick situation. Patti said they'll be getting between 200 and 300 chicks a week between March and mid-May, both meat and layers, so get your brooder pens ready! Place an order now if you want to be sure to get a particular variety or large quantity. I think my hens are getting cabin fever. They peck at my shoelaces when I go in to feed considering the drafty conditions in which they live. I _IJ!Iticed a bright green patti amid the dormant brn,m decided it was worth wading through snow to check it out. Grape hyacinthl Aren't they wonderful? So early, so optimisticl I'm going to start watching for narcissus and daffodil spears to poke up through the chilly soil. Any:day now! On U of I Dean's List notices about the Dean's List to your newspaper. If you want your child's accomplishments listed in the Record, you need to Send us the info.) Chloe Wilson, daugh- psychology, To make , ter of Jeff and Christy the Dean's List, Chloe Wilson of Council, has earned a grade point been named to the average of 3.5 or higher Dean's List for the fall while completing 12 or semester of 2011 at more graded credits. the University of Idaho (Notice to parents: where she is studying Colleges don't send i ! H HI i I IIH I IIHN I III iI we stock interior ana exterior aoors, starting at $1#.95 eachl Also carrying Platinum moael Western Winaows in selec sizes. 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He and his proj- ect will continue on to the state level to com pete for the State Star in Agri-Science in Twin Falls at the State FFA Leadership Conference in April later this spring. Hank Shepard standing in front of the Council School District Bio-Mass Burner. " ouncil nquers I. } Meack}ws by Daniel Cameron The Council Lumberjacks prevailed in Thursday night's game against the Meadows Valley Mountaineers in a District Play-in Game. The beginning of the first quarter suggested that the game was going to be a close one, with a score within 2, but the end of the half proved otherwise as the Lumberjacks went into the locker room ahead with a score of 36-16. The Mountaineers didn't do badly in the 3rd quarter, but Council showed precise execution as they jumped up to a 29-point lead with a score of 60-31 before the 4th quarter. New Meadows never stopped fighting as they attempted a comeback that brought them up to a score of 67-56 before the end of the game. The impact players of the game were Council's Jeb Balderson with a total of 15 points for the night, and New Meadows' Zach Siegal with a total of 24 points. The next game for the Lumberjacks is Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m. in McCall against the Salmon River Savages. Council High School Student of the Week ""ess Shepard Tess Shepard is a High School and is the daughter of Tobi and Jason Rubelt of Council. She is very active in sports ald excels in Volleyball arid Basketball. She is also very involved in FFA. Her teachers describe her as polite, studious and responsible. Faculty and staff enjoy working with Tess and look forward o her achievements during the next three years pf high school. | Cambridge High School Principal Notes Basketball by Angle Lakey- Campbell ]'}rawing. Congratulations to our varsity boys' basketball time! At the time of writing this piece, our boys were scheduled to play Salmon River for the district championship at McCall-Donnelly High School. We wish these young men the best of luck throughout the remainder of their o a Close season. I noticed in last week's paper that there was an article with information regarding the beginning of driver education classes. As a reminder, classes are scheduled to begin March 2. A driver permit must be obtained from your county's courthouse before the start date of the course. With basketball drawing to a close, the beginning of the track season is just around the corner. Practice is scheduled to begin Monday, February 27. Please contact the high school office if you have questions. ADAMS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER, INC. ...preserving the future o/your health care Lower Tour M of heart attack or stroke by ontrolHng the ABC's of diabet .Alc Blood pressure and .Cholesterol Is it tinte for your Diabetes Cheek-up? Talk to your health care provider today. Control your Diabetes. 253-4242