Healthy Eating

first_img“School food service directors and staff are taught to prepare lower-fat and -sugar foods in their training, but if kids do not eat them, they quit preparing them. If the child does not see foods that they like, they should bring food from home,” she said.Parents can advocate for healthy meals at schools.“I know the state department of education provides tested recipes that meet the dietary guidelines, and some schools are doing well about providing lower-fat, lower-sugar foods that are higher in fiber,” she said.The basic foods will not change over time for children, but the amount they consumer will, depending on their weight and physical activity. (Kids need to be active at least 60 minutes each day.)Healthy eating and exercise increases the metabolic rate and helps a child maintain a healthy weight throughout life, she said, a major step in avoiding many chronic diseases later in life.“Internal appetite control works best if the child controls his or her food intake even as a preschooler. It is the parent’s job to offer a variety of healthy foods, but the child’s job to control how much is consumed,” she said.(Brad Haire is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) The risk for chronic diseases begins in childhood, says a University of Georgia nutritionist. Healthy eating habits taught early can improve life later. “The habits that parents or other caregivers, including grandparents, establish in their children when they are young influence their lifelong food and activity choices,” says Connie Crawly, a nutrition expert with UGA Cooperative Extension.Chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, early heart disease and stroke can be prevented and controlled if the child and family eat meals low in fat, calories and sodium and high in fiber. It also means choosing the right fats to use in small amounts like olive oil and canola oil.Children over two-years-old should eat non-fat or low-fat dairy foods, many fruits and vegetables and little red meat. They should enjoy whole-grain breads, pastas and cereals, too, and not eat many fried foods, high-fat desserts or a lot of foods with added fat or sugar. The recipe for healthy eating can be easier said than done, though, she said.“If these healthy foods are offered routinely, kids will learn to like them. Most parents give up too easily when a child rejects a food. If they continue to offer it, the child will usually eat it — eventually,” Crawley said. When preparing school-time lunches for kids, parents should included good proteins like peanut butter, tuna, non-processed turkey or chicken or even beans or lentils. Pack whole-wheat breads. Homemade veggie soup, small salads and cut vegetables make good side dishes. Fruit or Fig Newtons make a good dessert choice, she said. And don’t forget non-fat milk.If making a child’s lunch everyday is too much, school cafeterias and food service staff prepare more healthy choices today than in the past. Parents should go over menu items with children to help them make good choices. last_img read more

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This week: Action near on tax reform, government spending

first_img continue reading » The House and Senate this week are expected to take up the final tax reform bill, which, to NAFCU’s urging, keeps the credit union tax exemption intact. Both chambers hope to have the bill passed and on the president’s desk for his signature before Christmas.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and other members of NAFCU’s legislative affairs team have been actively engaged on Capitol Hill and with the White House to ensure the credit union tax exemption is left alone in this tax bill. In August, the association and several member credit union representatives met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss tax reform efforts, and Berger was invited on FOX Business to explain the importance of the exemption. The association has also held numerous meetings with senators, representatives and administration officials throughout the year.Last month, NAFCU launched a grassroots effort calling on member credit unions to defend the industry’s tax-exempt status at the local level. An independent tax study released by NAFCU earlier this year found the credit union tax exemption benefits $16 billion to the U.S. economy each year. (Read more on the tax bill here.) 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Don’t give your storage away

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCThe delayed and slow harvest progress has helped corn and bean prices by keeping basis levels higher than normal. A slow harvest also keeps futures prices from sliding because when sales across the scale are more gradual, there is less burden on logistics and end users can grind through more old crop before new crop is available.Some end users are concerned there won’t be enough low-priced grain after harvest, so they’ve been aggressive with basis bids. End users know when harvest is complete and the bin doors are closed, it will take some coaxing to motivate farmers to sell.Often farmers are too focused on cash prices and don’t pay enough attention to their storage expenses. However, if farmers want bigger premiums and profits, they need to think about grain marketing differently than conventional wisdom. This is especially true in years when grain prices are at or under breakeven points. The following illustrates a mistake many farmers make who do not have 100% on-farm storage capacity.Many farmers make their first, and maybe only, sale before harvest for December delivery. December prices are usually a few cents higher than harvest delivery, and this allows farmers to capture some market carry premium while coring their bins during the winter. This might make sense for farmers with 100% on-farm storage, but for farmers who don’t have full storage on their farm, it is usually a mistake.For example, let’s say that cash corn prices in May for harvest delivery were $4.25 while December delivery was $4.35. This meant there was a 10-cent market carry premium for farmers to hold their grain until after harvest for 2 months (i.e. 5 cents/month). Wanting to take advantage of this additional premium, a farmer could have sold some of the corn they planned to store at home for December delivery.However, if corn is now under $3.90, that same farmer probably doesn’t want to sell corn off the combine for the lower price. Since this farmer doesn’t have 100% on-farm storage, they will have to pay storage fees at a commercial facility for around 5 cents/month waiting for prices to increase.Put another way, this farmer will likely wipe away all market carry profits from the original trade on grain storage fees waiting for higher prices on the stored corn delivered at harvest in a commercial facility. If this farmer has to wait 6 months after harvest looking for a big rally, they would probably incur 30 cents in storage fees. In the end this farmer is 20 cents behind (i.e. 10 cent profit on the original market carry sale of stored bushels, less the 30-cent storage fee of un-priced grain in commercial storage).For those farmers that don’t have 100% on-farm storage, it would have been better to make that first sale for harvest delivery and continue to make more harvest sales as desired. This approach allows for more flexibility and profit potential.For example, many end users will allow farmers to move harvest delivery sales forward (later) in time, and probably will pay the farmer a premium to do so. That’s because the market pays a premium to hold grain in storage and not be paid right away for it (i.e. market carry) as well as basis usually increases after harvest. Since the end user hasn’t paid the farmer for their grain yet, and it’s harder to buy bushels after harvest than mid-harvest, it might be to the end user’s best interest to work with a farmer for a post-harvest delivery price premium.While coring bins was part of the consideration with selling December originally, most farmers could wait until February or even March to do so, which provides another 2 to 3 months of free on-farm storage. This allows even more time for prices to rally on any un-priced grain and for farmers to take advantage of increased basis potential post-harvest.Since most farmers don’t know when, where and how much grain should be moved at harvest, I recommend pairing storage planning and using futures sales instead of cash sales, because it allows me to keep marketing plans flexible. It’s difficult for farmers without 100% on-farm storage to estimate their storage needs before harvest, so making sales with futures instead of cash sales allows me to move grain any time of year (i.e. harvest, December, etc.). This flexibility helps when acres don’t get planted, yields are lower than usual, or record production means moving more unplanned grain at harvest than expected.Often, farmers don’t know their exact production until the middle of harvest, and by then they can miss a lot of opportunities. That’s why planning and flexible marketing strategies can help to minimize farm operation risk and maximize profit potential. Please email [email protected] with any questions or to learn more. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.last_img read more

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Bolick: ‘I love playing against Perpetual’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next MOST READ Korean peers come to Lariba’s aid Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the second time this season, Perpetual gave San Beda all it could handle as the game was once again won on the defensive end.Bolick said that games like these bring out the best in him, especially with the way the Altas have defended the Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re a good defensive team. They force you to play one-on-one and that’s not our game. That’s why they’re a good defensive team because of that. I thought it would be a walk in the park because they’re already out, but they still came out to play,” he said.Bolick finished with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists in the win, but was forced to shoot 5-of-18 from the field. The Altas also kept San Beda’s offense in check, limiting them to a 26-percent clip, a stark contrast to the Red Lions’ average of 42.1 percent. They also held the foes to just 11 assists, far from San Beda’s average of 17 per outing.Bolick took responsibility for the Red Lions’ dismal performance.“Ever since, my role here is to get my teammates involved, and I didn’t do that today. I was looking for my shots, forcing my shots, and it’s my fault. I should get my teammates involved.”The senior guard, though, said that San Beda should charge this to experience as it looks to come out better in its next game against EAC on Friday.“We should be better. We should understand that (Perpetual is) a good defensive team, and we should execute,” he said. “But again, I’m happy for us. We’ll take this one and we will improve as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGames may always end up down to the wire, but Robert Bolick admitted that he relishes San Beda’s battles against Perpetual.“I love playing against Perpetual,” he said after the Red Lions’ 55-50 grindout win over the Altas on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View commentslast_img read more

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LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in Taguig

first_imgRead Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says “Just wanna inspire and influence as many people in this 🌎 [world] as possible while I live!” he said in his post on Instagram. LeBron James gave his Filipino fans a special mention after a breathtaking artwork of the Cleveland star at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City caught his eye.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe murals spanning two basketball courts featured images of James about to take flight for a tomahawk slam and one of his signature reactions.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES LOOK: LeBron James ‘honored’ to have mural at Tenement court“S/O to all my fans in the Philippines for this mural as well as all the other countries around that allow myself to be an INSPIRATION to the youth and beyond! Thanks you!”This wasn’t the first time that James’ image dressed up one of the outdoor courts in Metro Manila.READ: Return of the king: LeBron wows Manila fans anew The Taguig Tenement court had featured James’ larger-than-life illustration several times during The King’s visits to the country.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH James’ last trip to Manila was last September for the Strive for Greatness Tour. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

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Sheyi Ojo gives Rangers win against Feyenoord on emotional night

first_imgSteven Gerrard was quietly pleased with how his Rangers side responded on an emotional night at Ibrox, with a hard-fought 1-0 Europa League win coming a day after the loss of Fernando Ricksen from motor neurone disease.The death of the 43-year-old Dutchman, a former Rangers captain, was marked with a minute’s silence beforehand and then applause in the second minute to mark that he had worn the No 2 shirt. His latest successor wearing the armband, James Tavernier, struck the outside of the post with a 10th-minute penalty but Sheyi Ojo fired in a glorious 20-yard drive in the 24th minute for what proved to be the winner. Mason Greenwood’s first Manchester United goal earns win over Astana 15 Malacia 2 Tavernier 18 Kamara Twitter 8 Jack 9 Defoe “I was slightly disappointed not to go in at the break further in front. Feyenoord improved in the second half but over the course of the 90 minutes I don’t think anyone can take the three points away from us, we deserved it, the fans were fantastic. It was very fitting.”The former Liverpool captain, however, noted that Allan McGregor was also called upon to make several good saves to keep Feyenoord at bay. He said: “We’re going to need Allan McGregor in every game we play, playing at this level … Feyenoord, Porto, Young Boys. That’s Champions League opposition and Allan is going to have to be big for us and he was again tonight.”Jaap Stam said his side did not take advantage of the openness of the game. The Feyenoord manager said: “Rangers gave us a lot of space to play football and we didn’t use it, we never made the right choices.” 10 Davis 19 Fer 37 Arfield 35 Burger Match stats Lineups 6 7 1 McGregor Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter 16 Halliday match reports 11 Ojo 23 Kokcu 27 Karsdorp 20 Morelos 4 Edmundson Rangers fans unfurl a banner in tribute to Fernando Ricksen before kick-off. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA 5 Haps 31 Barisic Europa League 14 7 Topics 16 Rangers Off target 11 Feyenoord 3 Rangers On target 5 Feyenoord 11 Larsson Facebook FEY RGR Share on Facebook 6 Goldson Fouls Pinterest center_img (s 82′) (s 65′) Read more 10 Berghuis 4 Senesi 29 King 33 Botteghin 32 le (s 74′) Corners Feyenoord 9 Jorgensen Gerrard said: “We gave the supporters a performance to be proud of. It has been an emotional 24 hours for everyone connected with the club so that put more pressure on the players. Everyone was looking for that performance for Fernando’s young family to be proud of and thankfully we got the win.“I thought my players were outstanding, especially the first half. We carried the gameplan out really well, to be aggressive, press on the front foot and try to take them to a place they are not used to going from a domestic point of view. Share via Email 17 Sinisterra 50 50 Goal attempts 7 Narsingh 5 Helander Possession Share on WhatsApp Substitutes (s 78′) 28 Toornstra (s 86′) 21 Barker 1 Vermeer Substitutes Feyenoord 20 Tapia 13 Foderingham FEY50RGR50% 17 Aribo 22 Bijlow Rangers Share on Pinterest Rangers (s 90′) Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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It’s never too late to participate!

first_imgFurther information will be provided upon receipt of your expression of interest. We look forward to seeing you at Coffs Harbour, March 2017 for the 21st edition of our major national event!Related LinksJoin our Men’s 60s Division! All logistics associated with attendance will be centrally managed by TFA in 2017. All participants at the NTL must be full financial members of TFA or in the case of international teams, full financial members of FIT.Participants to register as a team; individuals will be placed within a team if not registered otherwise. Teams do not need to be aligned to an NTL entity and can be a club/affiliate or new team. For more information, please refer to the 2017 NTL Conditions of EntryThe indicative player levy for the Men’s 60s division is $1,000 inclusive of above event program features (inc. GST).To register your expression of interest and feature in another chapter of the NTL’s gloried history, please email TFA Events Coordinator, Zoe Zinetti ([email protected] ) by COB Friday, 27 January, 2017 with the following details: It’s never too late to participate!Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new division for older players at the 2017 National Touch League (NTL) event: the inaugural Men’s 60s Division!The exciting new Men’s 60’s format caters for a very important demographic and category and will be a key part of the event’s 21st birthday celebrations in 2017.The new division, tailored for players born in or before 1957, provides for a more social and suitable division for our older, more seasoned participants. The advent of the Men’s 60’s comes also a direct response to our research findings that emphasise the social and fun attributes of our sport, the longevity of our players (particularly male) and the large proportion of Masters’ players at the NTL event in recent years.Unlike other divisions at the 2017 NTL, the proposed Men’s 60s program will focus on the social elements of participation and off-field event celebrations; rather than strictly on-field success and performance. Which might still pose a challenge for some! The proposed format features: A maximum of three x 20 minute games per day, commencing Wednesday and concluding Saturday of event week.A rest day on Friday, 10 March, 2016, including participation in the TFA Partners’ Golf Day at the award winning Bonville International Golf Course (18 holes, cart hire and lunch provided).Functions throughout the week celebrating our sport, the 21st anniversary of the NTL…and our most senior participants!Accommodation and ground transport.On Field playing uniforms (optional). Full Name:Date of Birth:Contact Phone Number:Registration Type (i.e. registering a team or registering as an individual):Do you require team uniform? (if yes, please provide sizes and playing numbers required):last_img read more

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Provision to be Made in Next Budget for New Wing at St. Elizabeth Infirmary

first_img Minister McKenzie said it is the responsibility of the State in any self-respecting country to ensure that the elderly and the vulnerable are properly cared for, adding that “we never know where any of us will end up tomorrow”. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provision will be made in the next budget for the construction of a new administrative wing at the St. Elizabeth Infirmary.He explained that money already allocated for the project went towards the setting up of a centre on the grounds of the St. James Infirmary to accommodate persons who were abandoned at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.With the renovation of the hospital under way, the patients had to be accommodated elsewhere.“There was a need for us to assist the Ministry of Health in facilitating those patients… who had nowhere to go,” Minister McKenzie noted.“I am, however, now committing that, in the new financial year, we will put back that $27 million for the construction of the new administrative wing,” he pledged.He was speaking at the official opening of the new dining room at the infirmary located in Santa Cruz on November 10.Minister McKenzie said it is the responsibility of the State in any self-respecting country to ensure that the elderly and the vulnerable are properly cared for, adding that “we never know where any of us will end up tomorrow”.“Most persons who occupy these places are persons who have given yeoman service to this country,” he pointed out.“They have served in varying capacities and were once taxpayers… . Some were teachers… some have contributed significantly to the development of our country. Some of them are here because they have fallen on hard times, and are left to the mercy of the State,” he pointed out.“The Jamaican Government is committed to strengthening the social basket and to improve the facilities at the infirmaries, where quality service will be provided,” he added.Minister McKenzie informed that the Administration has spent more than $150 million on building new facilities, noting that a number of them are on the verge of completion.“We will also be spending another $47 million to build a brand-new female ward in Manchester,” he noted.“We are presently building now, in St. James, the wing of the male ward. We are carrying out construction now in the parishes of St. Ann, Hanover (and) Manchester, where we are building what we call drop-in centres. This is also happening here in St. Elizabeth and St. Mary,” he indicated. He explained that money already allocated for the project went towards the setting up of a centre on the grounds of the St. James Infirmary to accommodate persons who were abandoned at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provision will be made in the next budget for the construction of a new administrative wing at the St. Elizabeth Infirmary. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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