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Lynn Little | June 22, 2012
Are you bored with your eating habits? Does it seem like you eat the same old things meal after meal? Have you ever thought about how many different foods you eat in a day? Eating a variety of foods is the best way to get the nutrients your body craves and to satisfy your taste buds with a variety of flavors, colors, textures and smells. For maximum satisfaction, enjoyment and nutrition, plan your meals and snacks with variety in mind. Eating a wide variety of foods is an essential step to a long and healthy life.
LIFESTYLE
May 4, 2012
 War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free program "Portion Distortion" at noon Friday, May 11, in Education Room B at War Memorial Hospital. Kelly Walker will discuss proper food serving sizes and how food portions have been distorted. The class is open to the public, but registration is required by Tuesday, May 8. For more information or to register, call 800-662-7831.
NEWS
September 3, 2000
Nutrition, kids both close to her heart By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer Lois Manfull has found the perfect recipe for happiness on the job by teaching nutrition, a subject she loves, to children. "I love influencing the kids," said Manfull, 45, of Falling Waters, W.Va. "I'm enthusiastic about food. How and what you eat affects your health, affects your energy, affects how you feel about things," Manfull said. Manfull works for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service teaching nutrition to hundreds of third-graders in 10 Washington County elementary schools with higher percentages of low-income students.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | December 10, 2003
During the holiday season some of us find many holiday foods are "comfort" foods. But whether or not food can really boost one's mood - and even relieve psychological stress - depends more on following a recipe of exercise and good nutrition. During the holidays, you probably need more exercise, because you know you might be eating more. Maybe you want to walk around the mall once before you buy anything. A recent study showed that people who exercised more frequently (one to four days a week)
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | August 6, 2003
Coping with summer's heat should include eating lighter foods that provide energy and nutrition. Some of the popular food choices during summer months include fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and salads. At one time, it was said that warm foods "stick to your ribs" - and that's probably true. Warm foods, such as soup, actually help us generate the extra heat to keep us warmer in the winter. We may be more active in the summertime than in the winter. At this time of year, lighter foods are preferred.
NEWS
August 24, 2009
CPR for health care providers BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's CPR for health care providers course. The class will be from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at War Memorial Hospital. The cost is $40. The course is designed for licensed health care providers who need to obtain or renew their CPR certification. Class size is limited. Registration is required. For information or to register, call Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577 or Deb Unger at 304-258-6525.
NEWS
October 28, 2012
Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 2, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo - Monday, 10 a.m. Cards or games - Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Nutrition education: California raisins - the wise choice for good...
NEWS
October 26, 2009
Here are some of the things happening in Washington County Public Schools this week: Today o Red Ribbon Week Conococheague Elementary - Book fair through Friday Lincolnshire Elementary - Lois Manfull nutrition class for third-graders, 1:15 p.m. Pangborn Elementary - Lois Manfull nutrition class for third-graders, 10 a.m.; Red Ribbon activities (all week) Pleasant Valley Elementary - Stitch Club for grade five, 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 William M. Brish Planetarium Program - "Planets," 7 p.m. Clear Spring High - Reflections Boosters meeting, 7 p.m. E. Russell Hicks Middle - After-school homework club; boys basketball tryouts; flag and rifle practice, 2:30 p.m.; School Improvement Team (SIT)
NEWS
October 11, 2007
Here are some of the things happening Monday in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, Oct. 15 Magnet Program Information Meeting - South Hagerstown High, 6 to 7 p.m. Clear Spring High - Future Educators of America meeting at 3:30 p.m. Funkstown Elementary - Hearing rechecks Hickory Elementary - Lois Manfull nutrition class for third-graders at 1:30 p.m. North Hagerstown High - All-County Chorus...
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2013
Rosa Parada-Reidy knows exactly what she and her 8-year-old daughter Catherine will be doing when school gets out this year - gardening. The mother-daughter duo already has spent time tending to their bamboo, lilac hydrangea and sweet pea plants, but the message of just how much time will be spent in the soil under the summer sun was made all the more clear Thursday night at Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School, where Catherine and her classmates showcased...
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2013
The school system's got milk - from low-fat to fat and lactose free - in a variety of flavors. Chocolate is the favorite milk flavor of students in Washington County Public Schools, followed by vanilla, according to the school system's Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor Jeff Proulx. Washington County Board of Education members, who were about to vote on a contract for a milk supplier, asked Proulx about the vanilla flavoring and the sugar in flavored milk during a May 7 school board meeting.
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Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | May 3, 2013
Weis Market on Shank Farm Way partnered with Maugansville Elementary School April 8 to 11 to teach students healthy nutrition.  Students and their families visited Weis and participated in a mystery scavenger hunt, working together to find clues to learn ways to be healthy. The Maugansville Elementary School staff thanks Weis Market for providing the fun and educational opportunity for its students and families.   Cearfoss Senior Connection The Cearfoss Senior Connection will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike.
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Lynn Little | March 12, 2013
Eat right, your way, every day by building healthful meals. You can begin building a healthful meal by making half your plate fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients that help promote good health. Regularly choose red, orange and dark green vegetables. Add lean protein to your meal. Choose protein-rich foods such as lean beef and pork, chicken, turkey, beans or tofu. Eat beans, which are a natural source of fiber and protein. Twice a week, choose seafood as the protein on your plate.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | January 8, 2013
It's winter. Time to try new ideas for getting vegetables in your children. I know what parents go through to get kids to eat vegetables. I was a kid once, and I hated finding vegetables I didn't like hidden in my food. I love pizza, but if a pizza had onions visible on it, I didn't eat it. If beef stew had green beans or peas in it, I plucked them out. Mushrooms in my soup? No way. Now I'm older and my tastes have matured, and I find many vegetables delicious. Still, there are times when I don't have time to chop veggies for a big salad or cook up a soup or stew.
NEWS
Lynn Little | December 11, 2012
The holidays are a time for generosity and gifts of food are always welcome by those in need. These gifts can shift the focus from holiday overeating to sharing with those who may not have enough to eat.  There are many ways to give nourishing gifts of food. There are gifts to fit every wish list and every pocketbook. There are ways to give close to home and ways to give far away. There are ways that require cash and ways that only require time and caring. Here are a few ideas for food and nutrition gifts this holiday season.  Local charities are always in need of donations.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 22, 2012
When Dan Franklin went to veterinary school in the Philippines, it opened his eyes to the poverty in that country and many other parts of the world. “People in this country have no idea how the majority of the world live. They live hand-to-mouth,” Franklin said. A mission trip to the Dominican Republic eight years ago through his church, Church of Christ in Hagerstown, was the first of many for Franklin. He found most of the trips required construction skills, which were not his specialty.
NEWS
October 28, 2012
Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 2, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo - Monday, 10 a.m. Cards or games - Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Nutrition education: California raisins - the wise choice for good...
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Lynn Little | September 11, 2012
You're in the majority if your definition of leafy greens is limited to salads made with iceberg lettuce. The good news is that there are many other leafy greens, which are nutrition powerhouses low in sodium, high in fiber.  Kale is a versatile leafy green that should be used for more than a garnish on the plate. It comes in many varieties from plain to curly leaf and is tasty fresh or cooked. It is a rich source of vitamins A, C and K and is a good source of calcium. The young, smaller leaves of ruffled kale add a nice bite and interesting blue-green color to a plain salad.
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Lynn Little | August 21, 2012
As a new school year begins, it is important to remember the role nutrition plays in assuring kids a successful school year. Proper nutrition is crucial for social, emotional and psychological development. Nutrition and learning go hand in hand. Kids who are nutritionally fit are more likely to have the energy, stamina and self-esteem that enhance their ability to learn. Parents can help ensure that their child is well nourished and ready-to-learn by considering the following: Start with a healthful breakfast.
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