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Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

On Thursday, December 22, Maria Kopsidas, creator and owner of Cookology, which offers hands-on classes taught by professionally trained chefs for all skill levels inside Dulles Town Center mall, wanted to give back for the holiday season and chose Loudoun Free Clinics. 

Kids and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Kids and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

 

                        

Kids and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services shocked parents around the country when they issued new guidelines regarding children and cholesterol. Their recommendations, joined by those of The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, outline guidelines that suggest all children between the ages of 9 and 11 should have their cholesterol levels checked. The move, which came about because children today are being seen with abnormal cholesterol levels and even the beginning stages of artherosclerosis, has left many parents seeking answers to their questions.

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

McLean, VA – December 4, 2011 Susan Moore, MS, RD, has become a member of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. For over 30 years as a dietitian in private practice and Certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) therapist, Susan has helped clients adopt healthier eating habits and lifestyles. Her clients include those suffering with chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a realistic low-cost at-home food plan is about $110 per week for a family of two, and $187 per week for a family of four who have kids over six years old. Even with their low-cost figures, some families may wonder in this economy how to make that work, while still striving to eat healthy meals. The good news is that there are many things that families can do to help keep costs down, yet eat healthy at the same time.

“Many people make the assumption that it costs more to eat healthy,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “That is not necessarily true, especially for those families that really make an effort to focus on healthy eating within their budget.”

Here are some tips for eating healthy on a budget:

FREE Post-Halloween Dental Care for Kids

From Amanda Keating:

 

Small Smiles Dental Center of Manassas will offer free, post-Halloween dental screenings during Boo-tiful Smiles Day on Tuesday, November 1. Small Smiles Dental Center provides dental care in the area for thousands of children from low-income families.  A media advisory with additonal details is attached.

 

WHAT:            Boo-tiful Smiles Day Free Dental Screenings for Children

WHEN:           Tuesday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

PWCS Schools Meet the HealthierUS School Challenge

PWCS Schools Meet the HealthierUS School Challenge

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and our community. As part of the effort, healthy items are featured on school menus and physical education and activity are emphasized. The efforts are part of the HealthierUS School Challenge and as a result, 13 PWCS schools have been recognized. They are Freedom High School; Porter Traditional School; and Antietam, Bel Air, Coles, Fitzgerald, Kilby, Marumsco Hills, Neabsco, River Oaks, Sinclair, Sudley, and Yorkshire Elementary Schools. Superintendent of Schools Steven L. Walts attended an awards ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn of the White House on October 17.