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Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

FCPS Students Write Winning Plays in Arena Stage 10-Minute Play Competition

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students are among eight winners of the 2011-12 Student Playwrights Project 10-Minute Play Competition, sponsored by Arena Stage.

Winning FCPS students include:

FCPS Announces 2012 Summer Programs

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer a number of summer programs to provide academic and enrichment opportunities for students in all grades. Visit http://www.fcps.edu/is/summer/index.shtml for general information or the websites listed below for individual programs.   Students should register for programs based on the grade they are in during the 2011-12 school year.

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

The following information was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

Dozens of events have been planned by schools throughout the Archdiocese of Washington to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 6, 2012. This annual celebration highlights the contributions of Catholic schools through Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 98 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 30,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

FCPS Launches Living Fit in Fairfax Project

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

FCPS to Host Gap Year Program Fair for High School Students

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Counseling Services,  Dynamy, and Thinking Beyond Borders are teaming up to present a Gap Year Program Fair for high school students who are interesting in learning more about gap year opportunities.  The fair will be held at Marshall High School on Wednesday, January 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

A gap year is the year after high school graduation when some students undertake non-curricular activities, such as travel or work, before attending college.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation in the auditorium by Rae Nelson and Karl Haigler, authors of The Gap-Year Advantage.  The presentation will be followed by a fair with representatives from 30 to 40 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their parents are encouraged to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

FCPS Teen Chefs to Receive Cooking Tools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Middle school students from Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools will receive a variety of cooking tools so they can practice their newly-learned cooking skills at home at the closing reception of the Teen Chefs on the Move! program on Thursday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church. Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools are Fairfax County public schools.