New virtual grocery store helps families make healthier choices

New virtual grocery store helps families make healthier choices
Healthy Living
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A new virtual grocery shopping tool designed by provincial nutritionists in collaboration with major B.C. grocery retailers is helping British Columbians make the best food choices for their families.

Learn more: www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2013/03/new-virtual-grocery-store-…

30 Minute Meals 101 Quick-Fix Recipes – Includes Easy Dinner / Lunch Recipes, and Simple Healthy Recipes that can be made in 30 Minutes or Less for Busy Moms, Working Dads and Busy Families!

30 Minute Meals 101 Quick-Fix Recipes – Includes Easy Dinner / Lunch Recipes, and Simple Healthy Recipes that can be made in 30 Minutes or Less for Busy Moms, Working Dads and Busy Families!

Simple cooking steps to go from Stove to Stomach – your busy life just got easier. Here are 101 simple and delicious quick and easy meals that each take less 30 minutes. What you’ll find here is a collection of unique, original, and traditional recipes that were recreated to be made in 30 minutes or less, and still taste great! Oh, and they don’t need any exotic ingredients or special kitchen tools to make.

Are you ready for good food fast? I hope so…enjoy!

P.S.- What will you do with all your free time?

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Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike
Healthy Eating Ideas
Image by The City Project
Transit to Trails allies including the National Park Service teamed up with PBS, KCET, and Nike on August 1 at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood to view clips from the Untold Stories Project as part of the roll out of the upcoming documentary National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns premiering on September 27, 2009, on PBS. Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun and educational mountain, beach, and river trips to enrich their education about water, land, wildlife, and cultural history, and the importance of physical activity and healthy eating for life-long health.

Transit to Trails buses took inner city families from Northeast L.A., East L.A., Pico Union, and the Gateway Cities to the Montalban Theater, where over 500 audience members were greeted by the sounds of singing crickets and a virtual crackling campfire on stage. Short documentary clips chronicled city kids in Death Valley National Monument and Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite National Park. National Park Rangers led the audience in campfire singalongs. Three L.A. high school students presented their work on the Los Angeles River webstory by KCET’s Juan Devis.

Although children in Transit to Trails programs live only an hour from the mountains and beaches, many have never been there, because parents often work two or more jobs, and do not have access to cars or to information to plan trips. Transit to Trails is diversifying access to and support for mountains, beaches, and rivers — and having fun hiking, biking and swimming while doing it! Audience members will have the opportunity to get on the bus, venture beyond the L.A. city limits to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and other park lands and engage different projects including a beach trip to Leo Carrillo State Park and a stewardship project in Zuma Canyon.

“This was an opportunity to celebrate our parks’ history with audiences who haven’t necessarily ever visited but care deeply about these national treasures,” said Woody Smeck, Park Superintendent. “Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is Los Angeles’ closest national park. We invite all who live in our area, especially those who have never been to a national park before, to come, explore, have fun, and find new meaning in these special places.”

“Transit to Trails makes it possible for our youngsters to visit mountains, beaches, and rivers and to learn about the National Parks. Thank you to everyone who made this happen,” said Raul Macias, founder and president of Anahuak Youth Sports Association, who brought hundreds of participants on MRCA buses.

Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between Anahuak, The City Project, Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA), National Park Service, Oldtimers Foundation, CORBA (Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association) and others. The screening at the Montalban Theater was made possible in part by the generous support of Nike, A16 Outfitters, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, and Outward Bound L.A.

Click here to download the Transit to Trails Policy Brief.

For more coverage visit the National Parks web site and the Examiner.

The six-episode, twelve-hour series National Parks: America’s Best Idea, at its heart, is the story of an idea, as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical –- that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike
Healthy Eating Ideas
Image by The City Project
Transit to Trails allies including the National Park Service teamed up with PBS, KCET, and Nike on August 1 at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood to view clips from the Untold Stories Project as part of the roll out of the upcoming documentary National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns premiering on September 27, 2009, on PBS. Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun and educational mountain, beach, and river trips to enrich their education about water, land, wildlife, and cultural history, and the importance of physical activity and healthy eating for life-long health.

Transit to Trails buses took inner city families from Northeast L.A., East L.A., Pico Union, and the Gateway Cities to the Montalban Theater, where over 500 audience members were greeted by the sounds of singing crickets and a virtual crackling campfire on stage. Short documentary clips chronicled city kids in Death Valley National Monument and Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite National Park. National Park Rangers led the audience in campfire singalongs. Three L.A. high school students presented their work on the Los Angeles River webstory by KCET’s Juan Devis.

Although children in Transit to Trails programs live only an hour from the mountains and beaches, many have never been there, because parents often work two or more jobs, and do not have access to cars or to information to plan trips. Transit to Trails is diversifying access to and support for mountains, beaches, and rivers — and having fun hiking, biking and swimming while doing it! Audience members will have the opportunity to get on the bus, venture beyond the L.A. city limits to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and other park lands and engage different projects including a beach trip to Leo Carrillo State Park and a stewardship project in Zuma Canyon.

“This was an opportunity to celebrate our parks’ history with audiences who haven’t necessarily ever visited but care deeply about these national treasures,” said Woody Smeck, Park Superintendent. “Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is Los Angeles’ closest national park. We invite all who live in our area, especially those who have never been to a national park before, to come, explore, have fun, and find new meaning in these special places.”

“Transit to Trails makes it possible for our youngsters to visit mountains, beaches, and rivers and to learn about the National Parks. Thank you to everyone who made this happen,” said Raul Macias, founder and president of Anahuak Youth Sports Association, who brought hundreds of participants on MRCA buses.

Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between Anahuak, The City Project, Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA), National Park Service, Oldtimers Foundation, CORBA (Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association) and others. The screening at the Montalban Theater was made possible in part by the generous support of Nike, A16 Outfitters, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, and Outward Bound L.A.

Click here to download the Transit to Trails Policy Brief.

For more coverage visit the National Parks web site and the Examiner.

The six-episode, twelve-hour series National Parks: America’s Best Idea, at its heart, is the story of an idea, as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical –- that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike
Healthy Eating Ideas
Image by The City Project
Transit to Trails allies including the National Park Service teamed up with PBS, KCET, and Nike on August 1 at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood to view clips from the Untold Stories Project as part of the roll out of the upcoming documentary National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns premiering on September 27, 2009, on PBS. Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun and educational mountain, beach, and river trips to enrich their education about water, land, wildlife, and cultural history, and the importance of physical activity and healthy eating for life-long health.

Transit to Trails buses took inner city families from Northeast L.A., East L.A., Pico Union, and the Gateway Cities to the Montalban Theater, where over 500 audience members were greeted by the sounds of singing crickets and a virtual crackling campfire on stage. Short documentary clips chronicled city kids in Death Valley National Monument and Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite National Park. National Park Rangers led the audience in campfire singalongs. Three L.A. high school students presented their work on the Los Angeles River webstory by KCET’s Juan Devis.

Although children in Transit to Trails programs live only an hour from the mountains and beaches, many have never been there, because parents often work two or more jobs, and do not have access to cars or to information to plan trips. Transit to Trails is diversifying access to and support for mountains, beaches, and rivers — and having fun hiking, biking and swimming while doing it! Audience members will have the opportunity to get on the bus, venture beyond the L.A. city limits to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and other park lands and engage different projects including a beach trip to Leo Carrillo State Park and a stewardship project in Zuma Canyon.

“This was an opportunity to celebrate our parks’ history with audiences who haven’t necessarily ever visited but care deeply about these national treasures,” said Woody Smeck, Park Superintendent. “Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is Los Angeles’ closest national park. We invite all who live in our area, especially those who have never been to a national park before, to come, explore, have fun, and find new meaning in these special places.”

“Transit to Trails makes it possible for our youngsters to visit mountains, beaches, and rivers and to learn about the National Parks. Thank you to everyone who made this happen,” said Raul Macias, founder and president of Anahuak Youth Sports Association, who brought hundreds of participants on MRCA buses.

Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between Anahuak, The City Project, Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA), National Park Service, Oldtimers Foundation, CORBA (Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association) and others. The screening at the Montalban Theater was made possible in part by the generous support of Nike, A16 Outfitters, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, and Outward Bound L.A.

Click here to download the Transit to Trails Policy Brief.

For more coverage visit the National Parks web site and the Examiner.

The six-episode, twelve-hour series National Parks: America’s Best Idea, at its heart, is the story of an idea, as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical –- that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

Army chef provides comfort to Soldiers and Families in central Alaska 110914

Army chef provides comfort to Soldiers and Families in central Alaska 110914
Dinner Recipes For Kids
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PHOTO CAPTION: View of the new Fort Greely Community Activity Center, Alaska. The menu will include regional favorites such as reindeer sausage and bison burgers, but will also include American favorites such as pizza and Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. The new center will have food, bowling, arcade and game activities, meeting rooms and Wifi.

Photo by Daniel Cain, Fort Greeley

Army chef provides comfort to Soldiers and Families in central Alaska 110914

By Robert Dozier
IMCOM Public Affairs

Reindeer sausage and bison burgers have only one thing in common. These regional delicacies are featured on the menu for the new Fort Greeley Community Activity Center set to open soon.

“Our menu is extremely family friendly,” said Russell Littel, Chef/Food & Beverage Specialist, Business Operations Directorate. “We offer the ‘lighter fare’ that is in high demand today. There are a variety of healthy salads, and for central Alaska, the soup of the day is essential.”

Fort Greely sits about 320 miles northeast of Anchorage. In July, the average high temperature is 69 degrees. In January, however, the average low is – 11 degrees. At these extremes, comfort is measured in family, fun and good food.

“Healthier options for Soldiers and their Families are the key,” said Littel. “As a father, I can appreciate how important the kids’ menu is.”

There are 84 recipes that Business Operations is managing at the center, where normally a 30-to-40 item menu is common.

“These Soldiers haven’t been to the lower 48 in a while, and pizza, cheesesteak and a good hamburger are a must,” said Littel. “What is uncommon is our “broasted” chicken, which is fried in a pressure cooker.”

Broasted chicken is a method similar to that used by some of the most popular and successful fried chicken retail restaurants.

“This method is quicker to prepare and is a more juicy and crunchy product,” said Littel. “With this recipe and the others, we wanted broad menu choices so that our customers could eat here on a daily basis, maybe two weeks straight, and not have to choose the same menu item.”

The Greely facility has been on the radar for about a year at Business Operations, a department in the G9 Division of the Installation Management Command. They get involved once a need is defined at the Army garrison. In this case, a brand new multi-purpose facility was proposed, including dining, bowling, meetings, arcade and games, requiring the best food that the Army could provide. Business Operations assessed the existing facilities and employee skill sets, lunch and dinner programs, and determined what was best and realistic for the area.

“We don’t just plan the meals,” said Littel, “we design comfort for the men and women serving here.”

Chef Littel also serves as an infantryman and food operations sergeant for the Texas National Guard in the 36th Infantry Division. He will be deploying next year to Afghanistan.
“There are hundreds of Reservists and National Guardsmen who come to Greely to do their mission,” Littel said. “Many have families close by or in town who can really benefit from our planning.”

The Fort Greely Community Activity Center will feature an 8 lane bowling center, billiards, darts, shuffle board and air hockey.

“Think: rec center meets warrior club meets NCO club,” said Daniel Cain, Community Activity Center Manager. “It’ll have a sports bar feel, with a giant chalet-style fireplace at its focal point, but good food is the key.”

The center will have a reading area, an internet capable computer room, a 60-inch television room with theater seating and Wifi, as well.

“This will be the social hub for the Fort Greely Family – Soldiers, , Families, full time National Guard and civilians,” said Cain. “Quality of life-wise, this will be night and day.”

Fort Greely has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. With growth comes the expectation from the community for facilities that improve the day-to-day experience.

“We are chomping at the bit for the opening,” said Tracy Miley, wife of Col. Joseph L. Miley, commander of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion, “and I love that the menu will have healthy choices for the adults and the children. The community center will become a huge mecca. How amazing is this to have everything right here?”

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike

Transit to Trails Families See Untold Stories National Parks PBS KCET Nike
Healthy Eating Ideas
Image by The City Project
Transit to Trails allies including the National Park Service teamed up with PBS, KCET, and Nike on August 1 at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood to view clips from the Untold Stories Project as part of the roll out of the upcoming documentary National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns premiering on September 27, 2009, on PBS. Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun and educational mountain, beach, and river trips to enrich their education about water, land, wildlife, and cultural history, and the importance of physical activity and healthy eating for life-long health.

Transit to Trails buses took inner city families from Northeast L.A., East L.A., Pico Union, and the Gateway Cities to the Montalban Theater, where over 500 audience members were greeted by the sounds of singing crickets and a virtual crackling campfire on stage. Short documentary clips chronicled city kids in Death Valley National Monument and Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite National Park. National Park Rangers led the audience in campfire singalongs. Three L.A. high school students presented their work on the Los Angeles River webstory by KCET’s Juan Devis.

Although children in Transit to Trails programs live only an hour from the mountains and beaches, many have never been there, because parents often work two or more jobs, and do not have access to cars or to information to plan trips. Transit to Trails is diversifying access to and support for mountains, beaches, and rivers — and having fun hiking, biking and swimming while doing it! Audience members will have the opportunity to get on the bus, venture beyond the L.A. city limits to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and other park lands and engage different projects including a beach trip to Leo Carrillo State Park and a stewardship project in Zuma Canyon.

“This was an opportunity to celebrate our parks’ history with audiences who haven’t necessarily ever visited but care deeply about these national treasures,” said Woody Smeck, Park Superintendent. “Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is Los Angeles’ closest national park. We invite all who live in our area, especially those who have never been to a national park before, to come, explore, have fun, and find new meaning in these special places.”

“Transit to Trails makes it possible for our youngsters to visit mountains, beaches, and rivers and to learn about the National Parks. Thank you to everyone who made this happen,” said Raul Macias, founder and president of Anahuak Youth Sports Association, who brought hundreds of participants on MRCA buses.

Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between Anahuak, The City Project, Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA), National Park Service, Oldtimers Foundation, CORBA (Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association) and others. The screening at the Montalban Theater was made possible in part by the generous support of Nike, A16 Outfitters, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, and Outward Bound L.A.

Click here to download the Transit to Trails Policy Brief.

For more coverage visit the National Parks web site and the Examiner.

The six-episode, twelve-hour series National Parks: America’s Best Idea, at its heart, is the story of an idea, as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical –- that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.