Garfield Healthy Living Council

Garfield Healthy Living Council
Healthy Living
Image by heacphotos
Salad taste tests lined up on a table to highlight the large variation in nutrition between two similair tasting salad dressings. Part of the Alameda County Public Health/Nutrition Services, the two are working with Oakland Healthy Living Councils that engage community members and school parents to improve their knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating.

Apps for Good Contest!

Apps for Good Contest!
Healthy Food Ideas
Image by techsoupglobal
Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest w/ ,000 in prizes!

Calling all developers, hackers, social do-gooders, and activists: want to develop Windows 8 apps for social good? Well, you’re in luck – the Microsoft Windows 8 Contest is ON!
Microsoft has teamed up with NetSquared to support you in generating apps for nonprofits and activists on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Marketplaces. The Contest is about YOUR great ideas and projects, and we’re here with tools, resources, and incentive prizes to get (and keep) you going.
Learn more and enter your Windows 8 app into the contest at bit.ly/XcgyQH
What is an app for “social good”?
An app (or other good or service) that is designed to benefit to the general public and doesn’t solely exist to provide the maximum possible return to shareholders. Some classic examples of social good are: clean water, literacy, food security, healthy and safe environment and digital inclusion, among many others. For the purposes of this contest, we’re accepting apps on any topic within TechSoup’s Hacker Helper Wiki.
What are the prizes?
There are 3 categories of prizes:
•Best Overall Windows 8 App wins ,000
•Best Overall Windows 8 Phone App wins ,000
•People’s Choice App wins ,000
Ready to get started? Here’s how to proceed:
1. Check out the Contest Page for all the details
2. Add your app to the NetSquared project gallery
3. Enter your project into the contest
Important Dates
•Project submissions: November 5 – February 28
•Public voting: March 1 – March 15
•Winners announced: March 25
You can find more information, including participant criteria and other “fine print” details here.
Show the world how a great idea, a few lines of code, and Windows 8 can change lives for the better.

German @ Braustübl, Darmstadt

German @ Braustübl, Darmstadt
Healthy Food Ideas
Image by jkleske
I almost never eat classic German food. It simply doesn’t work with my
idea of organic and healthy meals.
But as always you gotta make exceptions to the rule. I’m currently
making one while visiting my home town for some client work.
The Braustübl is a restaurant run by the local brewery. It combines
freshly brewed beer with the best form of local food and by this
provides the perfect spot for some after-work artery-cloaking beerfest
with the coworkers. Prost!

butter cookies

butter cookies
Healthy Eating Recipes
Image by elana’s pantry
I met my friend Mary on the very first day of college. She is one of the smartest, funniest people I know. A savvy foodie, she and I spent some good times cooking and eating our way through New York City in our younger days.

Yesterday, she emailed me and asked for, “that cookie recipe with almond flour and butter.” Well, that would cover a couple dozen of my recipes. After a bit of email back and forth, we narrowed it down to one of the recipes I had concocted a few years ago, when I still lived in New York. Here it is, Mary.

More on this recipe and other gluten-free recipes @ www.elanaspantry.com/2007/02/27/butter-cookies-for-mary/.

should vending machines have healthy food instead of junk food?

Question by Rosa: should vending machines have healthy food instead of junk food?
This is an. Argument. I am supporting it. Can you give me a few reasons to why having healthy foods in a vending machine is a good idea?

Best answer:

Answer by Cissandra
I think vending machines should have both types of food.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Garfield Healthy Living Council

Garfield Healthy Living Council
Healthy Living
Image by heacphotos
A label detailing calories, sugar and fat highlight the unhealthy ingredients of many snacks at Garfield Elementary’s Healthy Living Council. The council is part of Alameda County Public Health/Nutrition Services engaging community members and school parents to improve their knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating.