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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Peanut butter and jelly, a tasty lesson

Converse wins schools’ “Summer Shape Up” contest

During the summer, Haywood Schools Coordinated School Health Director Sharon Thornton provided school employees with the opportunity to participate in the “Summer Shape Up” program/competition. She began by taking the percent of body fat of around 166 employees during May. Then each month during the summer, Thornton had an optional “check-in” date for employees to find out their percent of body fat progress. She gave out prizes to the leaders in the contest during the follow-ups.

The final percent of body fat measurement was taken during the first two weeks of returning to work. The overall winner of the prize - a flat-screen TV - was Mamie Converse. Other winners during the program included Tiffany Newbill, Amanda Stanley, Trudy Hughes, Joyce Sanderline, and Virginia Kimble. “I’ve always wanted to ‘shape up’ over the summer and come back to school healthier than I was when I left,” Converse said. “I was able to do that this summer with the motivation of the Summer Shape Up

program. My kids knew that if I won the TV it would go in the game room, so they were a big help in keeping me on track. We were all excited that I won the material prizes, but the best part is how great I feel.” “My overall goal with this program was to motivate individuals to make lifestyle changes that will make them healthier and in turn, make them feel better on a daily basis,” Thornton said. “I am proud of all the participants. We will be having other health promotions throughout the school year,” she added.

Ms. Alyssa Aggreh’s third-grade class at East Side Elementary Reading/Language Arts, practice sequencing skills using peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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In the September edition of the University of Tennessee’s “Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries” newsletter, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is requesting that citizens that use firewood only purchase from in County sources. This is due to the discovery in East Tennessee of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This is a very destructive pest of Ash trees that can transported to areas through firewood.

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Entomologist have informed officials that the best way for citizens to aid in the prevention of the spread this pest is to not transfer firewood from region to region. The USDA is requesting that firewood purchases be made locally. For individuals that camp across the region, purchase firewood in the area where you are camping and use it there. Do not bring unused firewood back home. Therefore only purchase what you will use. Also don’t buy or move firewood from outside the state. If

someone comes to your door selling firewood, ask them about the source, and don’t buy wood from outside the state. EAB attacks only ash trees. It is believed to have been introduced into the Detroit, Mich. area 15 to 20 years ago on wood packing material from Asia. Since then, the destructive insect has been found also in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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