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EATING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET Exercise For All Abilities

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Other Birthdays: Madisyn E. Sadie K. Avery Z. Raena E. Jamie W. Ben W. Jaxson H. Sophia C. Ethan K. Ariyah Z. Vanessa H. Jayda M Amelia M. Sophia W. Urijah G. Chloey H. Kaylee H. Kennedy B. Emmett W. Hannah W. Kerstyn S.

Noah W. Anika L. Justin C. Samantha M. Sophia C. Madelyn S. Joseph Z. Ashley O. Marley L. Cole A. Vanessa H. Kortney A. Nylee S. Charley F. Ryker R. Breann B. Bennett J. Parna W. Jordyn L. Braeden M.

Jaclyn M. Nolan P. Emmett T. Jack K. Caleb S. Trinity P. Colin P. Peyton P. Allison P. Griffin H. Allie H. Shayne F. Tanner B. Carter B. Zach R. Olivia R. Dylan D. Elliot W. Tripp L. McKenna E.

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Foster Parenting

Jessica is one of two recruiters in South Dakota who works at Children’s Home Society (CHS). Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruitment programs focus on finding adoptive families for America’s longest-waiting children in foster care.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up in May and June! We have some unique gift ideas for your kids to make that won’t break the bank.

Cloth Diapers: What You Need to Know

Did you know disposable diapers can take up to 500 years to decompose? With reusable and stylish cloth diapers you can help save the environment! Find out all you need to know.

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Be part of HOOD’s FAMILYFEST ISSUE! Don’t miss the combined July/August issue of ‘Hood Magazine. We will be sharing area children’s dream careers, as well as highlighting the FamilyFest schedule, vendors and events. Contact Steff at to reserve your spot!

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25 F amily Gets Fit 2017 See the results of our Family Gets Fit winners!

pregnancy 8 Working out

During Pregnancy Bounce back after baby arrives.

baby 10 Working out After Baby

Finding time for fitness.

child 14 Sensory Strategies for a Sensational Summer

Burning off energy: promoting good behavior.

child 16 Mouth Guards

Protecting your kids’ teeth at a young age.

20 A Good Fit for Fitness

Exercise for kids with special needs.


parent 43 E ating Fresh and

Organic on a Budget Tips to make healthy eating a priority.

44 B  enefits of Shopping Retail therapy is a real thing.

50 P  ower of Protein

Why you should eat more.

22 Overuse Injuries in Student Athletes

Preventing life-long pain.

39 College vs.

Retirement Navigating the savings dilemma.

42 F amily Fitness

Recreational activities provide exercise too!

home 53 Whirlpool Tub

Health Benefits Benefits of soaking in a hot tub.

54 Time for a New Mattress?

When it’s time to shop for better sleep.

parent 31 G  et Food Cravings Under Control

How acupuncture can help.



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33 Calendar of Events 47 Menu Planning

Tips to never forget your child in the car.

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Family Gets Fit!

President & Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479 Editor Jessica Brovold 605-376-6990 Art & Design Director Ally Vogel Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small Marketing Director Erika Tufton

Heather and Landon As a busy mom with two small children, finding time to work out can be really challenging. I’ve had to learn how to build my gym time into my daily schedule or plan to stay active with the kids when I am at home with them. It’s a challenge and one I know many moms are facing. I try to find things we can do as a family to stay active, whether it’s going for walks or playing tag in the back yard. Now that spring is here, be sure to get outside with your family and stay active! Hopefully you are able to find some helpful tips in our annual fitness issue. Check out how our Family Gets Fit winners have changed over the last couple of months and are making better choices as a family of 11! Yes, a family of 11! Heather Benson is sure to inspire many moms who want to make a lifestyle change, but are feeling overwhelmed with the pressures at home. Check out Heather and her son Landon’s transformation in this issue! We are so proud of Heather and Landon and how much they have accomplished with the help of Koko FitClub Sioux Falls.



Soon it will be summer and before we know it, we’ll be planning on getting the kids back to school. There is plenty of fun to be had before then! Don’t forget ‘Hood Magazine is now the parent company for FamilyFest in Sioux Falls. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday July 8, for a day of fun for the entire family! Our next issue will have all you need to know if you plan on attending FamilyFest! We’ll also have tips to help you prepare for getting the kids back to class this fall.


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Intern Jenna Christensen Contributing Photographers Brick Photography Contributing Writers Kennen Barber-Ensz, Sharon Bethke, Dr. Christine, Duncan, Brienne Grossman, Shaina Herrmann, Sabrina Phillips, Melissa Pitz, Stacey Sorlien, Laurie Twedt Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley ‘Hood Panel Members Christie Aberson, Abir Aware, Sadie Bell, Carrie Dragt, Addie Graham-Kramer, Kelli Johnson, Bobbi Nelson, Ashley Rigge Allana Rogge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Ashley Thompson, Brooke Wegener, Melissa Williams Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Productions, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information; however, Hoodlum Productions, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Productions, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to ©2017 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


t u o b A & t Ou ‘HOOD HAPPENINGS Our April issue was all things birthday! We had a great time revealing our new issue on KDLT and KSFY News with so many amazing goodies from local businesses in the Sioux Empire. We also spent some time at KDLT working on some fun spring crafts just in time for Easter!



UPCOMING EVENTS: Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Royalwood Dairy Free. ‘Hood will be there!

It’s All About Science Festival Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sanford Center ‘Hood will be there!

FamilyFest Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds $6 Adults, $2 Kids 6-12, Free for kids 5 and under

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Exercise During Pregnancy You’re expecting? Congratulations! Maintaining a regular exercise schedule can help you not only feel your best during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, but also bounce back after baby arrives! Exercising during pregnancy has all the same benefits of exercise outside of pregnancy, such as; fighting fatigue, boosting moods, improving sleep, and easing back and pelvic pain (and what mama-to-be doesn’t want that?). During pregnancy, exercise also has some amazing benefits for baby, including; boosted brain and heart health, lower BMI and reduced odds of diabetes. Keep in mind every pregnancy is different and that you should consult your doctor. Read on for a few tips and tricks regarding what to avoid and what to embrace during your pregnancy journey.


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AVOID IT! • H  igh impact activities. Exercises with jarring motions, extensive jumping, rapid changes in direction, or where falling is more likely are probably not the safest choice while your little one is growing. • C  runching. Doing crunches while pregnant can actually weaken your abdominal wall and contribute to abdominal separation.


• L ying on your belly. This can put unwanted pressure on your uterus, besides the discomfort of your growing bump! • L ying on your back. This could cause a restriction of essential blood flow to you and your baby, as the weight of your uterus can compress an artery that runs along your spine. You may feel fine lying on your back; just take note if you feel lightheaded be sure to sit upright. • O  verstretching. Levels of the hormone relaxin will rise during your first trimester and can help you feel super flexible, but avoid stretching more than you did before pregnancy to prevent injury.

EMBRACE IT! • L ow impact activities. Any activity that gets your heart pumping and your muscles working will feel good! Some great options while pregnant include swimming, stationery biking, walking, yoga and barre classes. These activities can help you maintain muscle tone and work your heart and lungs without adding stress to your joints. • H  onor your body. Remember, you’re working out for two now! This isn’t the time to start training for a marathon or trying to set a personal record. Listening to your body and adapting your workout if something doesn’t feel right is best. Stay focused on the reasons you’re exercising: a healthy, happy pregnancy, a sense of ease in delivery and a smoother recovery. • L et go of expectations. Every day will feel different, and some days you might just not feel up to the same level of intensity to which you’re accustomed. Know that it’s ok and just enjoy this special time. n

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Getting Back in Shape after Baby:

New Moms Need Baby Steps, Too From the “We’re expecting!” confirmation to the blessings of the birth itself, moms are busy planning and preparing for life as a parent. Once baby arrives, it can be easy to just focus on baby and let go of fitness goals. Sioux Falls mom Jessica Carmody decided not long after her daughter Elle was born, she was ready to get moving. “I’ve always been active and wanted to get my energy level back up and just move,” said Carmody. All moms returning to exercise should drink plenty of water. It is especially important for breastfeeding moms as it helps with milk production. Carmody knew she needed 30-60 minutes of daily exercise, but didn’t want to be in the gym so much. “We got out for family walks, and I would play Pi-

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lates DVDs at home or just try and squeeze exercise in here and there. Every bit helps,” she said. “For me, it was all about getting outside and moving, and eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies.” Annie Siewert, MD, Avera Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology physician said exercise will benefit most moms. “About a week after birth, most women who have had uncomplicated deliveries can resume activity, but it’s best to talk to your doctor if you had a complicated birth or C-section,” she said. “Activity has so many great benefits for a new mom, and it can help increase overall energy levels by releasing hormones that make us feel good.”

Siewert said exercise also helps women lose the weight gain common with pregnancy, and that it can help combat the “baby blues” many women face.

Postpartum nutrition helps you stay active. Nursing moms can burn an additional 500 calories a day breastfeeding so you need adequate calories from a healthy mix of protein and carbs. Carmody said she applied the “80/20” rule. “I always have healthy snacks on hand like cut up fruit and nuts, because you get hungry and something nutritious can reduce temptation,” she said. “I aim to eat 80 percent healthy, but still let myself enjoy ice cream with Elle.”

“Sleep can be elusive but it will help that fitness routine come back faster. Build a routine around your rest, because that is the heart of your energy,” she said. “Your body is changing, so go easy on your goals and don’t give up.” Walking or jogging outdoors with your new baby are great starting points, and eventually add weight resistance exercises, said Siewert, who also reminds moms to work pelvic floor muscles daily with Kegel exercises.


“We know that any weight loss goals will require more activity, but exercise can really help with postpartum depression as well,” she said. “I recommend women start slowly with small goals. Try returning your pregnancy exercise routine, then gradually increase activity, slowly but steadily.”

Good nutrition, hydration along with physical activity can actually help you get more rest, a valuable commodity for new moms, said Siewert.


Carmody is expecting her second child, and said she enjoyed a gradual return to a lifestyle that included exercise. “Exercise is important to me,” she said. “I need it – and I think with baby steps, all moms can get moving and feel better.” n




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by Jaclyn Small

An important part of health and fitness is eating right! This is a craft anyone can do with supplies you probably have right at home. All you really need is some paper, pipe cleaners and glue, or tape.

Directions: Make your lunch box by folding a piece of construction paper in half. Use pipe cleaners for handles. You could cut out handles from paper too if you don’t have pipe cleaners at home. Let your kids decorate and personalize the front of their lunchbox!


What’s for Lunch? LunchBox Craft


On the inside, glue down items to make your own healthy lunch! Cut out fruit shaped items from paper, print some pictures from online, use your local grocery store ads or cut out pictures. Using an ad gives you the perfect opportunity to pick out the food you want to include and talk about making healthy choices! If you want to make an extra food group lesson, divide the inside of your lunchbox and label them with the food groups. Have your child find these types of foods and put them in the right section! n

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Sensory Strategies for a Sensational Summer!

SPRING! It’s finally here! And so is spring fever. If your kids are anything like mine, they’re bouncing off the walls, having trouble falling asleep and coming up with ways to get into mischief I didn’t even know existed. One strategy to combat these tiny spring tornados and prepare for a harmonious summer is adopting a sensory-rich lifestyle. Sensory strategies help everyone prepare their bodies to meet the challenges of an activity, and help us find activities to meet the needs of the body. As parents, we can use these strategies to prepare our children mentally, emotionally and physically to remain seated during meals, prepare for bed, complete their chores and maybe even stay out of trouble! You may remember your mom saying “go outside and burn some energy” – same concept, but now we know there are neurological reasons for needing a variety of sensory input to the human body. By

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pushing, pulling, lifting, swinging, spinning and jumping we are getting the input our body needs. In turn, when the expectation is to sit, attend, listen or sleep, the body and brain are prepared because we have already met the other needs. As parents, we have two choices – help our kids get the input they need, or deal with the consequences, which for my kids ends up in running, screaming, crying, fighting and breaking things. It’s important to acknowledge all children need activity and movement. Without sufficient input, the body will remain in a state of dysregulation, which will result in frustration, inattention and irritability.

How do we help our children (and ourselves) meet these needs? Good old-fashioned PLAY! Get outside with your kids this summer and try out our activity list below. Your kids, their bodies and your sanity will thank you!

• Have a dance party

Outside Activity List:

• Make homemade playdoh • Kids yoga (check out YouTube) • Pillow fights

• Hopscotch

• Climbing

•G  et creative with a large cardboard box (color it, cut it and let your kid’s imagination go wild)

• Swimming

• Swinging

• Bake cookies

• Jumping rope

• Make mud pies

• Hide-n-seek

• Play a sport

•H  elp your kids record a toy review on your phone or iPad

• Ride a bike

• Water some flowers

• Building sand castles

• Head to the nearest playground

Inside Activity List: • Build a fort • Vacuum


• Finger painting (in the bath tub for easy clean up)


•D  o a puzzle or board game while lying on your stomach If you notice even after implementing a variety of sensory strategies it’s difficult for your child to sit, attend, listen or sleep, check with your physician to see if an occupational therapist may be able to help. n

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child by Brienne Grossman, DDS, Family Dental Center Sioux Falls

Mouth Guards: Protecting Kid’s Teeth at a Young Age Watching your child participate in their favorite sport can be exciting! They work hard to perform, and you work hard to keep them healthy and protected. They have their kneepads and shoulder pads, but is their mouth protected from a possible sports injury? The American Dental Association recommends mouth guards to help prevent many oral injuries during sports. Mouth guards are commonly used in contact sports such as football and hockey, but studies show they are beneficial in preventing mouth injuries in noncontact sports such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and skateboarding. Some dental injuries include broken or chipped teeth, lip or gum tissue lacerations, teeth that have been moved in the bone or completely knocked out, and even broken jaw bones. The teeth and bones in the mouth are critical for basic functions such as eating, talking and being socially comfortable in our smile. Mouth guards can help cushion the blow from impact, thereby reducing or even preventing the injury. Just like any other sports equipment, mouth guards should be worn at a young age. There are three main types of mouth guards. One type is a custom mouth guard. This is fabricated at your dentist’s office, and is the most comfortable guard with the

best fit. Another type of mouth guard is the boil and bite guard. These are generally found at the local sporting goods store, and can be easily fitted to the teeth at home. While they tend to be a little more bulky than the custom guards, these are a great second option. A final option is a stock guard. These are pre-formed, and unfortunately do not generally fit very well. As your child grows, he or she will need different mouth guards for the proper protection. Talk with your dentist about what would be best for your child. Once your child has the mouth guard, it’s important to keep it in good shape! Here are a few tips: If your child’s mouth guard is ill-fitting, damaged or showing signs of wear, replace it. Between use, rinse and clean the guard in cool soapy water, then let it sit in a container with vents to thoroughly dry. Never leave the guard in the sun, and watch out for the family pet. It can quickly become their favorite chew toy! n






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A Fit for Fitness:

Exercise for Kids with Special Needs Families impacted with autism, down syndrome and other physical and cognitive disabilities are continuously trying to improve their child’s life through diet, cognitive and other behavioral and motor therapies. While all of these strategies are vital during early childhood, parents are often unsure how to meet those needs later in childhood, adolescence and beyond. In addition to the health benefits, regular exercise helps children with autism improve balance and voluntary motor movement, decrease the occurrence of interruptive stereotypic behaviors, improve social competence, attain agility and confidence, and relief for comorbidities.

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Another common trait in autism is behavioral disturbances. Studies have shown vigorous aerobic exercise can be utilized to control nonfunctional behaviors associated with autism. Stereotypical behaviors such as body rocking, spinning, head-nodding, hand flapping, objecttapping, and light gazing, which have been shown to interfere with positive social behavior and learning, can be decreased by the use of exercise. A lack of physical activity holds many health risks that are often exaggerated in the special needs population. Beginning in the toddler years, youngsters with Autism Spectrum Disorder have a higher risk of being overweight or obese. Teenagers with autism are more than twice as likely to be obese as adolescents who don’t have a developmental disability. This leads to higher rates of health conditions that can be caused or aggravated by obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

So what is the answer? For many children, exercise is provided in occupational and physical therapy. When they have met their milestones or insurance runs out, it unfortunately comes to an end. As teenagers and young adults, their need for movement and sensory integration doesn’t stop, and exercise helps fill the gap. Unfortunately, most people think of fitness and team sports as interchangeable—and few people with special needs have the social, collaborative and physical skills to do well in typical American team sports. Fitness is about exercising and strengthening the entire body, building not only specific skills but also cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and flexibility. Mainstream fitness centers are not adequately structured or staffed to assess individuals with special needs.


One of the hallmarks of autism is difficulty with motor activities. This can make participating in organized sports challenging or impossible. Specific and structured fitness activities can help those who have difficulty with gait, leaning forward properly and/or activities that cross the midline of the body or lack of muscle tone in the trunk leading to instability.


For individuals on the autism spectrum, fitness and exercise are often overlooked as life skills, however there is an abundance of research and clinical evidence supporting the dramatic benefits of implementing fitness programs for special needs populations. This specialized area of fitness is virtually unexplored and has created a significant demand for programs that are inviting, caring and effective. n

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Overuse Injuries in Student Athletes With so many young people specializing in one sport, parents need to be aware of overuse injuries and how these injuries can affect student-athletes. The physical demands of playing a sport year-round can take its toll. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, when young athletes participate in just one sport throughout the year, they continually use the same muscle groups, which can stress the same areas of the body over and over. This can lead to muscle imbalances. In the case of sports specialization, overuse injuries develop gradually over time due to repetitive stress on tendons, muscles, bones or joints. These injuries can also cause serious damage to growth plates. Parents should be aware of the most common signs of overuse injury, such as pain and swelling. Typically the pain cannot be tied to an acute injury, such as from a fall or a hit, and it often increases with activity and intensifies in stages. Overuse injuries can occur in any sport where the athlete experiences excessive amounts of stress

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and strain on the body. However, in youth sports they are most commonly seen in: • Football • Basketball • Baseball • Soccer • Gymnastics • Volleyball • Wrestling Overuse injuries can usually be diagnosed after going through a thorough history and physical exam. Some sort of balance must be made to help the injury heal. Be sure to recognize your child’s symptoms and complaints. It’s important to catch the overuse injury early to avoid more problems in the future. n

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2017 Heather and Landon with the Koko FitClub Co-Own ers: Tommy Hofer, Jessica Schaap and Amber Bar tmann.

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Landon working out with his trainer Chad.

If you find it hard to find time for yourself, you’re not alone, especially if you’re a parent, or caregiver.The winners of our Family Gets Fit Challenge with Koko FitClub Sioux Falls are about to give you some inspiration. Heather and Landon are mother and son and they’re proving to be a strong foundation to their family of 11. You heard that right, Landon is one of Heather’s nine children and over the past few months he’s been hitting the gym with his mom, working on getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle.

Heather working out with her trainer Lindsey.

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“It’s been a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and push myself beyond what I thought I could do,” said Landon Benson.

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Landon has worked so hard; he’s surprised himself and his trainers at Koko FitClub. Jessica Schaap is one of the owners of Koko who has spent time working with Landon and Heather. “One of my favorite moments: I hadn’t seen Landon in a couple weeks and he walked in and he just had this confidence about him. You could see the changes in his body. I saw him and I said “Oh my gosh Landon, you’re this buff guy!”’ said Schaap. “He said “I know!” He said others could see the changes in him.” For Landon and Heather, the change goes much further than their physical appearance too. “This has been a life - changing experience for me,” said Heather. “Exercise has become not just a habit, but a passion. I’ll never go back to the level of inactivity I was at before Family Gets Fit!” For the owners of Koko FitClub, being part of this family transformation brings so many emotions.

The Benson children


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HEATHER’S STATS: Strength increased by 56% Down 20.5 inches overall Lost 31 pounds Down 7 pant sizes



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LANDON’S STATS: Strength increased by 29% Down 15 inches overall Lost 16 pounds Down 6 pant sizes “We love to give back to the community, so this is one of the ways we give back,” said Schaap. “We feel very honored to be able to do this for a deserving family. It’s very emotional to be part of someone’s physical transformation because it spills into an emotional transformation as well.” The crew at Koko was also inspired by the Benson’s who brought their dedication and determination. “They were the most wonderful people ever,” said Schaap. “I cannot say enough about how positive and upbeat they were. They never complained. They never missed a work out. If you could pick someone who

would be the happiest person and work hard and give it their all, they killed it.” While the Benson’s have learned how to exercise and gain strength, they’ve also learned how to eat better. Now they hope to inspire others to do the same.

“Before this year, I never considered myself a strong or athletic person,” said Heather. “Now, I’m realizing that I have received an education in exercise and nutrition that will stay with me forever!” “Anybody can get and stay healthy if they have the right mindset,” said Landon. And when it seems impossible to find the time, Heather has this to say: “Make the time!” said Heather. “You’ll never regret it, and the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll realize it was the best thing you could have done for yourself!” n

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Food Cravings Under Control

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with Acupuncture

The term “acupuncture” is a common term to some but may seem taboo to others. Acupuncture has been around for centuries, but has become increasingly popular over the last few years as alternative health care and now plays a major part in the health and wellness world. Acupuncture is extremely relaxing and is very rarely painful. The needles are very tiny and stimulate the body’s own systems to regulate and help restore proper function. It has been shown to help problems as varied as seasonal allergies, joint and muscle pain, sleep disorders, headaches, digestive disorders, depression and anxiety, sciatica, and addictive behaviors as well. The ancient theory behind acupuncture’s effectiveness is that it helps to align the body’s natural energy flow and promote better health. It makes sense for chiropractors to offer acupuncture as a complimentary service to help naturally balance all of the body’s systems. There are certain protocols used in acupuncture to help with addictive behaviors such as eating/food addiction. This can greatly help with weight loss and problems with overeating or emotional eating. To recenter the brain through corrective acupuncture, the mind should be able to calm down excessive thought processes. Depression and anxiety can also play into these problems. So the “weight loss” protocol for an

acupuncture treatment includes points to help with those feelings as well. It’s a very well rounded treatment, and can have great benefits if the patient is in a motivated state of mind when they start treating. Usually a clean eating diet is recommended at the same time to act as a supportive measure, and to encourage the patient through this time of changing eating behaviors to lose weight and manage addiction to food/eating. Depending on the practitioner, the scheduling of acupuncture treatments can vary, but one example would be 8-12 sessions over the course of 3 weeks during the clean eating period, then 3-6 supportive sessions after other foods are re-introduced into the diet. The “side effects” from food addiction acupuncture are: less cravings, more energy, and feeling more full faster. So in general, eating less, making better choices when eating, and feeling more energized to stay active during the program. n May/June 2017 |

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Monday, May 1

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Story & Craft: May Day Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, May 2 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone, $5 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Mommies Matter: A Post Partum Support Group Educated Mommy 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Methods of Drawing Museum of Visual Materials $60

Wednesday, May 3 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

Thursday, May 4 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone, $5 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, May 5 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center





All Ages

11:00 AM-11:45 AM Animals on the Amphitheater Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Free First Friday Washington Pavilion 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

Saturday, May 6 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Babywearing 101 Educated Mommy 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Baby in Our Family Avera $10/family 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Iggy Peck Architect Washington Pavilion Non-Member $14/ Member $12.60 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Circuit Circus Washington Pavilion Non-Member $12/ Member $10.80 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Saturday Science Club Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Free/paid admission 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Flag Football Kenny Anderson Community Center 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturday’s All American Gymnastics Academy $10 per person

Sunday, May 7

2:30 PM-4:30 PM Stained Glass Concert Calvary Cathedral Varies


9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130


Monday, May 8


9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, May 9 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Yappy Hour Family Dog Park 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Babywearing for Do-It-Yourself-ers Educated Mommy

Wednesday, May 10 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-6:30 PM Mother’s Day Crafts Museum of Visual Materials 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Middle School Art Club JAM Art & Supplies

Thursday, May 11 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

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Friday, May 12 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Sensory Fun Play Children’s Museum of SD $7.50 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

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All Ages

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toysr 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Visual Arts Center Stroller Tour Washington Pavilion Free/paid admission 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Yappy Hour Family Dog Park

Wednesday, May 17 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

9:00 AM-10:00 AM Dudes and Diapers Educated Mommy

10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, May 18

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Super Second Saturdays Washington Pavilion Free/paid admission

10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

11:00 AM-3:00 AM Science Fair Showcase Washington Pavilion

1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Infant CPR Educated Mommy

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9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Easy-Peasy Homemade Baby Food Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment Pre-Register, $5

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11:00 AM-7:00 PM Wells Fargo Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Falls Park Barn 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturday’s All American Gymnastics Academy $10 per person

Sunday, May 14 MOTHER’S DAY 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Mother’s Day Brunch Children’s Museum of SD Varies

Monday, May 15 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Help Me Manage My Feelings Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment Pre-Register

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Friday, May 19 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

Saturday, May 20 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EmBe Community 5K Run/Walk University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex Varies 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Mommies Matter: A Post Partum Support Group Educated Mommy 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturday’s All American Gymnastics Academy $10 per person

Monday, May 22 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Mixed Media Mix & Mingle Museum of Visual Materials Pre-Register, $5

6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, May 23 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys

Thursday, May 25 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, May 26 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8

Saturday, May 27 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15

Tuesday, May 30 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys

Wednesday, May 31 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, June 1 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Handwriting Camp LifeScape Varies 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Power Reading & Spelling Camp LifeScape Varies 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Power Mobility Camp LifeScape Varies 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health Pre-Register

Friday, June 2 8:00 AM SuperSitters Babysitting Smarts Robert Frost, $55 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Animals on the Amphitheater Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater

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11:00 AM-11:00 PM Ribfest W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Varies 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Free First Friday Washington Pavilion

Saturday, June 3 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Cloth Diapering 101 Educated Mommy 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Babywearing 101 Educated Mommy 11:00 AM-11:00 PM Ribfest W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Varies 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 8:30 PM-11:00 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Tuesday, June 6 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 12:30 PM-3:30 AM Children’s Safety Camp Sioux Empire Safety Village $10 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Social Skills Camp LifeScape Varies

Wednesday, June 7 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Open Gym All American Gymnastics Academy 1 card: $80

Thursday, June 8 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pediatric Summer Camps Avera Therapy Varies 12:30 PM-3:30 PM Children’s Safety Camp Sioux Empire Safety Village $10 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health





All Ages

3:30 PM-4:30 PM Pediatric Summer Camps Avera Therapy Varies 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Baby in Our Family Avera $20/couple

Friday, June 9 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Sensory Fun Play Children’s Museum of SD $7.50

Saturday, June 10 8:00 AM-5:00 PM It’s All About Science Festival Sanford Center Stop by ‘Hood’s Booth 9:00 AM-12:00 PM President’s Bowl 5K Cherry Rock Park Varies 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Lunch on the Farm Royalwood Dairy-Ode Family Farm Stop by ‘Hood’s Booth 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Super Second Saturdays Washington Pavilion Free/paid admission 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Infant CPR Educated Mommy 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 8:30 PM-11:00 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Monday, June 12 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

Tuesday, June 13 8:30 AM-3:30 AM Heroes Summer Camp Sioux Empire Safety Village $75/scholarships available 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone, $5 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Pediatric Summer Camps Avera Therapy Varies

Wednesday, June 14 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Middle School Art Club JAM Art & Supplies 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Open Gym All American Gymnastics Academy 1 card: $80


5:30 PM-11:00 PM Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank 8th & Railroad Center FREE



Thursday, June 15 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone, $5 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 5:15 PM-7:30 PM Kids Mystery Dinner Theater Children’s Museum of SD $25

Saturday, June 17 7:00 AM-6:00 PM Celebrity Walleye Classic Lake Poinsett $160/team 11:00 AM-7:00 PM 21st Annual Festival of Cultures The Coliseum 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Mommies Matter: A Post Partum Support Group Educated Mommy 8:30 PM-11:00 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

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Tuesday, June 20

Saturday, June 24

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys

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Thursday, June 22

Sunday, June 18

9:30 AM-11:00 AM Big Brother/Big Sister Sanford Mom2Be Center Pre-Register, $20

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Visual Arts Center Stroller Tour Washington Pavilion Free/paid admission

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Baby in Our Family Avera $10/family

Wednesday, June 21 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 8:30 PM-11:00 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8

Monday, June 26

1:00 PM-8:00 PM 2017 McCrossan Golf Classic for Kids & Appreciation BBQ Elmwood Golf Course Varies

6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

Tuesday, June 27

7:00 PM-8:00 PM Open Gym All American Gymnastics Academy 1 card: $80

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys

Wednesday, June 28 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Open Gym All American Gymnastics Academy 1 card: $80

Thursday, June 29 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, June 30 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8

8:00 AM-8:00 PM Camp Bravo: All-Ability Performing Arts Joy Ranch Varies


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College vs. Retirement:


Navigating the Savings Dilemma Many people struggle to set back money for education, while still contributing to retirement savings – and having enough left over for everything else. Here are a few tips to help you learn how to prioritize. Holmes and Jennifer Osborne of Kansas City, MO, are eager to save for college for their baby daughter, Adelaide. Holmes, 35, filled out the paperwork for Adelaide’s college savings account while she was still in the maternity ward. “A hundred dollars here, three hundred there, and we’ll build this puppy up,” says the proud dad. The couple is less enthusiastic, however, about their retirement savings. They’re still paying off debt from Jennifer’s graduate school, and while Jennifer contributes the maximum allowable amount to her 401(k) retirement plan, Holmes doesn’t contribute as much to his plan. How to decide where the money goes with so many competing priorities?

Put retirement first. Like many couples, Holmes and Jennifer could benefit from revisiting their savings priorities. There are good reasons to make retirement your numberone financial objective. • T  ime can be a key to building retirement savings. You may be tempted to focus

on retirement only after your kids finish school. But to accumulate the savings you may need, you’ll have to contribute early and consistently to your tax-advantaged retirement plan. • You can pay for college many ways,

but only your savings can fund retirement. Government-subsidized loans,

work-study programs, scholarships, and your children’s own savings can make a significant dent in tuition bills. The same can’t be said for retirement income. • Your children may qualify for more

financial aid if you save for retirement first. Retirement plan assets don’t factor

into federal financial aid calculations, but college savings account often do. With a nest egg set back in retirement savings, even families with relatively high incomes may qualify for grants, loans and other assistance. Bear in mind that your long-term financial security is a gift to your children. Save aggressively for retirement now, and you may not need your kids to support you financially later on. n May/June 2017 |

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“The worst thing any parent or caregiver can do is think that this could never happen to them, that they are not capable of inadvertently leaving their child behind,” says Janette Fennell, founder and president of, the leading national nonprofit child safety organization working to prevent child injuries and deaths in and around motor vehicles. “This can and does happen to the most loving, responsible and attentive parents.” Heatstroke is the number one cause of vehiclerelated deaths in children, outside of car crashes. Developing daily habits can help parents and caregivers protect children from being left in a vehicle. Make it a habit to look before you lock by following these BE SAFE life saving tips.

• Bump it to the back seat – Place an item in the back seat, such as a cell phone, handbag or employee badge, so you have to open the back door or look in the back seat when leaving the vehicle.

• Ensure child safety – Every child should be correctly restrained in the back seat and should never be left alone in a vehicle, even when run-

ning into a store quickly. Lock all vehicles at all times, even in the garage or driveway.

• Set a stuffed animal – Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder that your baby is in the back seat.


As you drive to work, your mind is running a mile a minute. With a crazy, busy schedule, you are likely thinking about emails to return, deadlines ahead and work tasks to be done. And in the midst of a busy and stressful morning, did you remember to drop off Susie at day care?


• Ask for a call – Develop a plan for your babysitter or day care provider to call you within 10 minutes if your child hasn’t arrived on time.

• Focus on driving – Avoid cell phone calls, texts and other distractions while you are driving.

• Establish a habit – Every time you park your vehicle open the back door to make sure no one has been left behind. Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility. It’s important to remember leaving a child in a car could happen to any parent or caregiver on any day. Take a moment and decide on at least one tip from above you’ll start using today. n

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Family Fitness: Recreational activities provide exercise too!

Trampolines are just, in one word, FUN! One of the most exhilarating feelings you can experience is jumping into the air thinking you have no limits or boundaries. So while being Superman or Wonder Woman, you may not realize you’re getting some of the best benefits for your body. By jumping on a trampoline, you can improve your: • Balance • Stamina • Coordination • Muscle tone • Muscle control • Flexibility • Cardiovascular Health Trampolines can be enjoyed by everyone of all shapes, sizes and abilities, whether you’re into organized sports or video gaming. Learning how to jump up and down on a trampoline, throwing in some aerial moves and then landing steadily on your feet can be super challenging. Having the ambition to master these skills can lead to improving self-esteem, perseverance and self-confidence. Because it’s so much fun, kids stick with the jumping even when tricks are hard to perform and they have a great time learning if you really stick to it, you can succeed in almost anything.

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For athletes who play other sports, exercising on a trampoline can serve as a great cross-training exercise. Jumping from a constantly moving surface and landing upright on two feet can be a challenge to the body. Anyone who regularly plays on a trampoline can quickly develop and improve balance and coordination. Your center of gravity constantly changes on this moving surface requiring jumpers to be aware of their balance the whole time in order to stay upright; a skill that transfers well to other activities. It helps improve basic skills and enhances others. Many athletes, including skiers, divers, gymnasts and cheerleaders regularly use trampolines as part of their fitness training. There is also far less stress on the body than running or jogging. Even the least athletic human can benefit greatly from a trampoline. n

by Shaina Herrmann,

Organic on a Budget


Eating Fresh and


It’s so easy for us to imagine if what we eat has a direct affect on our lives. The truth is, our bodies respond to every little thing we consume, be it for good or bad. With the rise in several diseases in recent years, many families are now choosing to avoid things like pesticides, antibiotics, added hormones and unnatural preservatives in their food. When you decide to make the switch to buying organic, natural and fresh foods, the challenge then comes in the way of how to pay for the extra cost of food. Not all fresh foods are going to cost you more; in fact at times they are actually more affordable. In general you can expect to pay more. Here are a few ways you can save and stretch your dollars as you make the switch to a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. • P ut in the effort to try to purchase less food in general. One rotisserie chicken can be used to create 2-3 meals when added to other ingredients throughout the week. One container of spring mix lettuces can be used for multiple meals throughout the week. Limiting how much you have in your pantry and fridge will also ensure you use up what you have, eliminating waste and saving you money at the same time. • C  onsider how much you spend on fast food and restaurants per month. Eliminate a few of those meals and put

that extra money towards your grocery budget, this could easily add an additional $100 to your grocery budget. • B uy in bulk. Just be sure to pay attention to the shelf life anything purchased in bulk, as organic foods do not contain the same kinds of preservatives as non-organic foods. • T ake a couple of minutes to set up a second e-mail address. Sign up to receive coupons in your second e-mail from some of your favorite brands. • L ook for organic and natural store brand options, now available in just about every grocery store and big box store. • L is a fantastic site to search for local Farmers Markets, co-ops and farms in your area. You can find good food at great prices, purchase in bulk for less, and directly contribute to the well-being of your community all in one swoop! n

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by Filly Flair

It’s not the same as exercising at the gym for an hour on a treadmill, however, if you truly enjoy shopping, it can give you the same kind of high by releasing a flood of endorphins (the feel-good chemicals in your brain). Shopping is good on many different levels. Take a typical exchange between a salesperson and the customer: When you buy a dress, you’re psyched because you have a new outfit. But the saleswoman is psyched too, because she just scored a commission or helped increase revenue in the store. You help her, and she helps you. The positive effects continue to pile up, often unintentionally, even after your purchase. Thanks to your newly elevated mood, you might smile at a stranger in a restaurant, or offer to make dinner when you get home, passing along

residual happiness. Everybody wins. It’s not only about pleasure. Shopping may also help women maintain their mental sharpness. People who are doing well as they age tend to be more physically active, socially involved and mentally engaged. And guess what men? Women are all of these things when they are shopping!


Who’s heard the saying, “money can’t buy me love?” We laugh about it, and think, this is far from true.Though there’s no harm in trying it out, just to make sure. Seriously though, there is a well-established link between shopping and a raised level of happiness.


We live in a world where communication has become ipads, texts, video games on our phones and online shopping. Time with friends and family and actual conversations are still very important. Support your community and local business owners. Make plans with your spouse or girlfriends and schedule those shopping dates! n

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by Hungry for Truth

WHICH FOODS ARE GMO? Walking through the aisles at your local grocery store, you may have wondered how many of the foods you eat contain GMOs. For as much as you hear about them online and in social media, you may question if GMOs are safe. The quick answer is there are only 10 GMO crops approved and grown in the U.S. today, many with nearly 20 years of research proving they are safe to eat. Let’s start with the basics: What is a GMO? GMO stands for genetically modified organism. The term refers to plants that have been bred through a process called biotechnology, which adds naturally existing genes into a plant to achieve certain characteristics like disease resistance or drought tolerance. Some benefits from GMO crops are easy to spot, such as healthier soybean oils for cooking, apples that don’t turn brown and potatoes that resist bruising. Others are less apparent, but help farmers grow food more sustainably. Since the introduction of GMO soybeans more than 20 years ago, farmers have reduced pesticide use by 37 percent. The number of GMO crops is relatively small because they require a significant investment in research to ensure their safety. Each GM seed variety takes an average of $136 million and 13 years to bring to market. So which foods made the list? You may be surprised to learn wheat, rice, milk and most fresh fruits and vegetables are not GMOs. Here’s what’s approved:


Corn GMO corn was first planted in the mid-1990s as a way to use less pesticides. Today, about 89 percent of field corn in the U.S. is a GMO variety.

Soybeans GMO soybeans have been around just as long as corn and for many of the same reasons. Pest-resistant soybean seeds allow farmers to grow more and improve their productivity.

Cotton GMO cotton accounts for about 89 percent of the total U.S. cotton crop. Its main benefit is the ability to protect itself from a pest called the cotton bollworm. Most cotton is used for textiles and clothing, but a small portion is processed into cottonseed oil for food use.

Canola About 90 percent of the U.S. canola crop is genetically modified. Canola oil is used in cooking.

Alfalfa Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the U.S. Farmers feed it to beef cattle and dairy cows. Milk, butter, cheese, beef and many more foods come from these animals, but like other types of animal feed, alfalfa doesn’t affect the foods that end up on grocery store shelves. Alfalfa’s genetic modification protects it from the herbicides sprayed during the growing season.

Sugar beets About 55 percent of the U.S. sugar supply comes from sugar beets and approximately 95 percent are grown

from GMO seeds that help protect them from diseases. A high percentage of this crop is grown near South Dakota in the Red River Valley region of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Papayas The GMO papaya was originally designed to protect the crop from ringspot virus, which nearly wiped out the entire crop until the creation of a GMO variety. Today, 75 percent of Hawaii’s crop is genetically protected from the disease.

Squash and Zucchini GMO varieties of these delicious garden vegetables were developed in the mid-1990s to defend against the cucumber mosaic virus, zucchini yellow mosaic virus and watermelon mosaic virus.

Arctic® Apples The Arctic apple by Okanagan Specialty Fruits™ is the newest GM food set to arrive at select stores in 2017. It took 20 years to bring the flavor and freshness of these non-browning, golden apples to produce aisles.

Innate® Potatoes Innate potatoes were developed with consumers in mind. These GM varieties resist bruising and black spots, reducing the potential for post-harvest potato waste by up to 400 million pounds per year. To learn more about CommonGround, visit

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recipes from the farm to your table



Recipe by Hungry for Truth

Ingredients • • • • • • • •

2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3-4 mashed ripe bananas (preference) • 1 cup ground nuts (optional)

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together flour, soda and salt and set aside.

Stir in mashed bananas and nuts (if applicable).

Mix butter and sugar together.

Bake at 350 degrees in an 8-inch square pan or two loaf pans for 55-60 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla. Stir until mixed.

Slow Cooker HONEY GARLIC PORK SLIDERS Recipe by South Dakota Pork

• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard • 1 teaspoon paprika • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 red onion, sliced • 24 slider buns Coleslaw: •  3½ cups coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrot) • ¾ cup mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 1 tablespoon honey • Salt, to taste • Pepper, to taste

Ingredients • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder • ½ cup honey • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

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thoroughly. Place sliced onions on the bottom of a slow cooker and lay meat on top. Drizzle honey mixture on top of the meat and spread it around to evenly coat the meat. Cover and slow cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or until meat falls apart with a fork. While pork is cooking, combine all coleslaw ingredients except the cabbage/carrot in a large bowl and stir. Then add in cabbage/carrot and stir to coat. Refrigerate until the pork is done cooking.


Once the pork is done slow cooking, shred and stir around in the juices.

For the pork, combine the honey, garlic, mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix

Spoon some shredded pork onto a slider bun, top with coleslaw and serve.


Recipe by South Dakota Pork


Optional garnishes • Diced scallions • Sour cream • Avocado slices • Salsa

Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the peppers, onion and ham. Add salt and pepper to taste, and sauté 3-5 minutes.


• 1 tablespoon butter • 1 cup diced bell peppers, any color • ½ cup onion, diced • 8 ounces ham steak, diced • 8 eggs, beaten • 3 cups shredded cheese, divided (Monterey Jack, cheddar, or blend) • 8-10 corn tortillas • 2½ cups red enchilada sauce • Salt, to taste • Pepper, to taste


Pour the eggs over the ham and vegetables. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are soft scrambled. Fold in 1 cup of cheese, save the rest. Pour a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Dip each corn tortilla in some sauce to soften it and then fill with egg mixture.

Pour a layer of sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove foil, top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese is melted, about 5 to 7 additional minutes. Top with optional garnishes, such as diced scallions, sour cream, avocado and salsa.

Breadico Di Napolitano SWEET AND SAVORY TOAST

Recipe by Hungry for Truth



• 1 slice potato bread • 1/2 tablespoon butter • 1 egg, poached • 2-3 slices pancetta • Sprinkle fontina cheese • Maple syrup

Butter the potato bread and poach the egg. Top the bread with egg, pancetta, fontina and maple syrup. For an extra finish, toss in a wood fired oven, or on a pan to toast. Enjoy!

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parent by Stacey Sorlien, South Dakota Pork Producers Council

Power of Protein:

Try PORK Good health is easier to achieve than you may think. It’s the small changes that help add up to a big difference, like choosing lean meats or using while grains instead of refined grains. Also, include more fruits and veggies at each meal. As busy consumers look for ways to keep their meals healthy, one solution is pork. If you think you know pork, think again. There are seven cuts of pork from the tenderloin to a ribeye pork chop that meet the USDA guidelines for “lean.” In fact, pork tenderloin is just as lean as a skinless chicken breast, and many cuts of pork from the loin are even leaner. Another great tip consumers should keep in mind is when purchasing a whole pork loin or the larger cuts of pork, how can it save them time and money? Wouldn’t you like to know a little more about being able to purchase the right cuts for the right price? Did you know pork chops are purchased the most? Versatility is also a great attribute for pork. It works well with many flavors, from American BBQ sauce to Asian to Latin flavors, pork can do it ALL!

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Pork can easily be substituted for chicken and beef to provide a lower-calorie protein ingredient. There are many recipes where pork tenderloin can be used instead of a boneless, skinless chicken breast such as alfredo, fajitas and enchiladas. Ground pork is also a good alternative to ground beef in recipes for lasagna, sloppy joes, meatballs and spaghetti. It can also be cooked in a variety of ways from grilling, roasting, stove-top to the slow cooker. The USDA recently announced that pork can safely be cooked to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest time, resulting in pork that is more tender, juicy and flavorful. Ground pork, like all ground meat, should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The next time you head to the grocery store, remember pork, the lean protein and all the different options pork has to offer to change up your protein. n

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Warm water has been known for centuries to have healing properties when used for relaxation and medicinal purposes. Hot water and soothing jets from whirlpool tubs can bring many added health benefits. • Stress relieving: Mental stress can lead to physical pain. By relieving this type of stress in a whirlpool tub, people can reduce their stiff necks, backaches and muscle tension. Plus, the time alone in a Jacuzzi tub can help you relax after a long day. This leads to rejuvenation for the mind and body. • B  etter sleeping: Those who use tubs on a regular basis report having better quality sleep when they take a bath before bed. The hot water and jets relax the muscles and unwind the mind, getting your body and soul ready for sleep. • R  elaxing muscles and joints: Whirlpool tubs are also beneficial to people suffering from sore muscles and joints. They’re used by many people; from athletes to seniors with arthritis. The hot water and surging jets improve blood flow


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to the sore or injured area, carrying away lactic acid and relieving the pain associated with over worked muscles and joints. • Blood pressure: A tub can lower blood pressure in a couple of ways. First, by making the person take time to relax, and thus reduce their stress and blood pressure. Secondly, the hot water increases blood flow and helps carry away toxins and other culprits to high blood pressure. • I ncreasing metabolism: Some recent studies suggest regular baths can increase your metabolism, which can aid in weight loss. Despite the benefits, whirlpool tubs aren’t for everyone. Those with heart disease and other health complications should check with a doctor before making their purchase. n

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home by Laurie Twedt – Karl’s TV Audio & Appliance

Time for a New Mattress? Do you wake up feeling achy, stiff and sore? Chances are you probably need a new mattress. Most products owned by consumers show signs of wear and tear indicating it’s time to find a replacement. Unfortunately, your mattress might not be quite as obvious. The big question is, how do you know when to replace your mattress?

Some indicators would be: • W  aking up with a stiff, sore, achy (if you wake up with more pains than you went to bed with and this pain gets better as the day progresses). • T he mattress has lumps, sagging or visible signs of wear. • Tossing and turning keeps you awake at night • You would rather sleep in the chair or couch. • Y ou don’t remember the last time you purchased a new mattress.




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- If your mattress is seven years or older, a new mattress will probably improve your sleep. Technology has changed dramatically and the way beds are structured along with the new foams and different types of support methods bring a whole new definition to sleep comfort. The importance of a good night sleep greatly affects your health, both physical and mental. Adequate sleep is the key to a healthy lifestyle and it also affects your quality of life. Having a mattress that provides comfort and support will ensure a good night sleep and have you waking up feeling completely refreshed. Don’t wait, take a moment and check your mattress and verify your sleep habits. n

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