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Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

Whole Foods Market Hosts First Ever Health Starts Here Chef’s Challenge

Whole Foods Market Hosts First Ever Health Starts Here Chef’s Challenge

 

The following information was sent to us by Samantha Jimenez:

 

Chefs from Whole Foods Market Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Tenley will compete in the inaugural Health Starts Here Chef’s Challenge!

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.”

Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes in Silver Spring, North Potomac and Germantown

Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes in Silver Spring, North Potomac and Germantown

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 Volunteers are needed to teach free Bone Builders classes at locations in Silver Spring, North Potomac and Germantown.  The daytime classes are designed to prevent and slow development of osteoporosis and help regular participants increase bone density naturally, an effective option for those who may not wish to use anti-osteoporosis medicines.

Fresh Juice Gets Makeover for New Year

Fresh Juice Gets Makeover for New Year

 

The following information was sent to us by Deborah Knuckey:

Washington-area residents can freshen up their new year’s resolutions by adding one resolution they’ll actually want to keep: drink fresh-pressed, nutritious, and delicious organic fruit and vegetable juices.

Purée Artisan Juice Bar™ opened its first stylish, modern juice bar yesterday, just in time to help locals start off 2012 in a healthy way. The area’s first 100% organic juice bar will offer healthy juices, blended and custom drinks, along with individual and group juice fasts, for those who want to kick start their 2012 health goals.

Holiday Candle Safety

Holiday Candle Safety

The Holidays are here and candles are in demand. See, hear and/or read a quick presentation on Candle Safety below.