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Lynn Little | May 8, 2012
A well-chosen snack can boost energy and brainpower and help in managing weight and health.  Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads and crackers, dairy foods and even leftovers are good choices, as they are nutrient-dense in relation to their calorie count. Pre-packaged snacks are convenient, however, most are often high in sugar and fat and short on nutritional benefits.  When planned to complement meals rather than replace them, a snack takes the edge off the appetite and reduces the temptation to overeat at the next meal.  Choose snack foods from two food groups that complement each other, such as whole-grain crackers and milk, or fruit and cheese, as a healthy snack.  Children typically fall short in dietary recommendations ( www.choose myplate.gov )
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November 14, 1996
11/14/96 By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The main consultant working on ideas for the reuse of Letterkenny Army Depot property to be turned over for private use said the depot was the most attractive base for private industry of 10 he's worked with, despite huge environmental and administrative obstacles. About 80 people showed up for a meeting outlining positives and negatives about the base, which is slated by the Pentagon for downsizing.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | February 11, 2004
Humans are creatures of habit. We develop routines, standard ways of living our lives, and then we stick to them for many years. With the role routine plays in life, it is important to create healthy routines, which is easier than you might think. Regular routines, for eating and activity, are especially important for young children. Kids thrive on a healthy routine of meals, snacks and active play. Establishing early, healthy patterns is a simple way to prevent eating and weight problems later in life.
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by LYNN LITTLE | October 18, 2006
Too many snack foods are low in nutrients and high in calories from sugar, fat or both. Eating too many of these extras becomes nothing more than consumption of empty calories. According to a study conducted at the University of California-Berkley, sweets, chips and sugary sodas account for nearly one-third of the calories consumed by Americans. Sweets, desserts, snacks and alcohol contribute calories without providing vitamins and minerals. In contrast, healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits make up only 10 percent of the caloric intake in the U.S. diet.
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by ANDY MASON | April 24, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com Mark Hill crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 47 minutes, 20 seconds at the Chambersburg Half Marathon last month. He placed 135th out of the roughly 350 competitors in the hilly 13.1-mile race, and he was the champion - of himself. The new version of Mark Hill clearly whipped the old one. "I just couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe I had accomplished that," said Hill, 32, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. "To go from where I was to that half marathon ... just to think about it right now I get goose bumps.
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Lynn Little | March 8, 2011
Spring is right around the corner and not far behind will be summer and swimsuit season. If you're like many people who worry over swimsuit season, you can try the swimsuit diet strategy. Rather than thinking diet, think tips for trimming the tummy, hips, thighs and love handles. Research shows that we tend to eat the same amount of food regardless of the calorie content. Use this advantage and choose foods that are higher in fiber and water content in place of low-volume, calorie-dense foods.
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Chad Smith | August 4, 2013
Football season is about to begin, and, if you're anything like me, every time your team plays, it's a major event. The typical American who watches a professional football game will eat as much as 3,000 calories without even knowing it. The majority of game-day, snack foods are typically high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods that pack a huge caloric wallop. Let me put this into perspective. Does this menu look familiar? • 10 cocktail size sausages with barbecue sauce - 360 calories • 10 to 12 nacho chips with beans, beef, sour cream and cheese - 600 calories • Two loaded tacos - 700 calories • Six spicy chicken wings - 440 calories • Two ounces of chips with dip - 400 calories • Three light beers - 300 calories • One 3-ounce piece of chocolate cake - 312 calories That is the fast track to gobbling 3,000 calories, or about 1,000 calories more than an average adult male needs on a daily basis.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | May 14, 2013
Children's Village of Washington County will host its 22nd annual Kids Alive Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. Scheduled activities: helicopter landing, 11 a.m., Maryland State Police Aviation, weather/emergency calls permitting; K-9 demonstration, noon (Maryland Correctional Institution); auto extrication demonstration, 1 p.m. (Maugansville Fire Co.); and Ronald McDonald Safety Show, 2 p.m. Additional activities: Child IDs using MdCHIP program (Grand Lodge of Maryland)
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by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | February 20, 2004
"Mommy, can I have an oatmeal cream pie for breakfast tomorrow?" My 5-year-old was savoring an after-dinner snack and was planning to enjoy another one the next morning. "I'm not sure if that would be the best choice for breakfast, dear. Let's look at the food label. " We listened as her 8-year-old brother read the ingredient list and Nutrition Facts. "It contains shortening, salt and sugar, so I don't think you should eat it," he said, an interesting judgment call from someone who started his day with three pancakes and syrup.
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Chad Smith | August 4, 2013
Football season is about to begin, and, if you're anything like me, every time your team plays, it's a major event. The typical American who watches a professional football game will eat as much as 3,000 calories without even knowing it. The majority of game-day, snack foods are typically high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods that pack a huge caloric wallop. Let me put this into perspective. Does this menu look familiar? • 10 cocktail size sausages with barbecue sauce - 360 calories • 10 to 12 nacho chips with beans, beef, sour cream and cheese - 600 calories • Two loaded tacos - 700 calories • Six spicy chicken wings - 440 calories • Two ounces of chips with dip - 400 calories • Three light beers - 300 calories • One 3-ounce piece of chocolate cake - 312 calories That is the fast track to gobbling 3,000 calories, or about 1,000 calories more than an average adult male needs on a daily basis.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | May 14, 2013
Children's Village of Washington County will host its 22nd annual Kids Alive Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. Scheduled activities: helicopter landing, 11 a.m., Maryland State Police Aviation, weather/emergency calls permitting; K-9 demonstration, noon (Maryland Correctional Institution); auto extrication demonstration, 1 p.m. (Maugansville Fire Co.); and Ronald McDonald Safety Show, 2 p.m. Additional activities: Child IDs using MdCHIP program (Grand Lodge of Maryland)
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 7, 2013
After three months under new ownership, Gibble's snack products will disappear from store shelves, leaving millions of people without a household favorite that's been around since the Eisenhower administration. Gibble's potato chips and snacks have been produced in Franklin County since the late 1950s, with most of the production done at facilities off U.S. 11 south of Chambersburg.  “Gibble Foods is discontinuing the manufacturing of Gibble's snack products effective March 9, 2013.
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Lynn Little | May 8, 2012
A well-chosen snack can boost energy and brainpower and help in managing weight and health.  Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads and crackers, dairy foods and even leftovers are good choices, as they are nutrient-dense in relation to their calorie count. Pre-packaged snacks are convenient, however, most are often high in sugar and fat and short on nutritional benefits.  When planned to complement meals rather than replace them, a snack takes the edge off the appetite and reduces the temptation to overeat at the next meal.  Choose snack foods from two food groups that complement each other, such as whole-grain crackers and milk, or fruit and cheese, as a healthy snack.  Children typically fall short in dietary recommendations ( www.choose myplate.gov )
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Lynn Little | March 8, 2011
Spring is right around the corner and not far behind will be summer and swimsuit season. If you're like many people who worry over swimsuit season, you can try the swimsuit diet strategy. Rather than thinking diet, think tips for trimming the tummy, hips, thighs and love handles. Research shows that we tend to eat the same amount of food regardless of the calorie content. Use this advantage and choose foods that are higher in fiber and water content in place of low-volume, calorie-dense foods.
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by LYNN LITTLE | May 9, 2007
A well-chosen snack can boost energy and brainpower and be helpful in managing weight and health. Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads and crackers, dairy foods and even leftovers are usually the best choices as they are nutrient-dense in relation to their calorie count. Many prepackaged foods, marketed as snack foods, might not fill the bill. Prepackaged snacks are convenient, however, the majority of prepackaged snack foods are often high in sugar and fat and short on nutritional benefits.
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by LYNN LITTLE | October 18, 2006
Too many snack foods are low in nutrients and high in calories from sugar, fat or both. Eating too many of these extras becomes nothing more than consumption of empty calories. According to a study conducted at the University of California-Berkley, sweets, chips and sugary sodas account for nearly one-third of the calories consumed by Americans. Sweets, desserts, snacks and alcohol contribute calories without providing vitamins and minerals. In contrast, healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits make up only 10 percent of the caloric intake in the U.S. diet.
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by ANDY MASON | April 24, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com Mark Hill crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 47 minutes, 20 seconds at the Chambersburg Half Marathon last month. He placed 135th out of the roughly 350 competitors in the hilly 13.1-mile race, and he was the champion - of himself. The new version of Mark Hill clearly whipped the old one. "I just couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe I had accomplished that," said Hill, 32, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. "To go from where I was to that half marathon ... just to think about it right now I get goose bumps.
NEWS
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | February 20, 2004
"Mommy, can I have an oatmeal cream pie for breakfast tomorrow?" My 5-year-old was savoring an after-dinner snack and was planning to enjoy another one the next morning. "I'm not sure if that would be the best choice for breakfast, dear. Let's look at the food label. " We listened as her 8-year-old brother read the ingredient list and Nutrition Facts. "It contains shortening, salt and sugar, so I don't think you should eat it," he said, an interesting judgment call from someone who started his day with three pancakes and syrup.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | February 16, 2004
Humans are creatures of habit. We develop routines, standard ways of living our lives, and then we stick to them for many years. With the role routine plays in life, it is important to create healthy routines, which is easier than you might think. Regular routines, for eating and activity, are especially important for young children. Kids thrive on a healthy routine of meals, snacks and active play. Establishing early, healthy patterns is a simple way to prevent eating and weight problems later in life.
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