More support available to help B.C. children achieve a healthy weight

More support available to help B.C. children achieve a healthy weight
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Obese and overweight children and their families in British Columbia are being offered more support with the launch of a new provincial initiative that encourages healthy and active lifestyles.

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What are some things i can do to get into a healthy eating habit (more inside)?

Question by )*TeChNo NeRd*(: What are some things i can do to get into a healthy eating habit (more inside)?
I’m a 16 year old girl and i’m 5’0 and i think I weigh like 135 or somewhere around there.But other then that I was wondering what are some ways I can get into a better eating habit.I eat some junk food but not alot and I was wondering what are some tips to stay in a healthy eating habit.

Oh and what are some really good effective ways to tone my body because I have wanted to do it again but have been to lazy to do it

thanks fir your help

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Answer by Little Andrea
This article will offer good advice for your healthy eating habits.

As far as being tone, when you eat right–the exercise comes easy and maintaining a good body isn’t as difficult.

Find a good place where you can walk that you find enjoyable.

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If I start eating more healthy foods will my skin look a little better on its own?

Question by a filthy weiner: If I start eating more healthy foods will my skin look a little better on its own?
Just curious if I start eating more healthy foods if I could start having a more clear and clean face/body. I want to eat more fruits/veggies as well as more healthy meats and less fatty foods and cut out a lot of the junk I used to eat. I’m only 17 so I think its a good idea. What could the physical effects of a good diet be?

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Answer by Jenn
Yes!! And EXERCISE! I used to have really bad acne and bad eczema. I used to drink and smoke and NEVER exercise, and once I cut that out, my skin cleared up (better bloodflow to the skin) and my eczema calmed down. Now I exercise daily, and this helps flush out toxins. I rarely get a pimple, and I rarely get eczema. The last time I drank, I got a pimple the next day!!!
Food is not directly related to acne, if that is your problem. But adding more nutrients and vitamins into your diet through whole, natural foods, will improve your skin, body, stamina, and mental clarity. Cutting out toxins will improve your whole being. Adding in exercise will also help tremendously. Put the right stuff in your body through your food (still eat what you want sometimes so you can be happy!) and flush out toxins through sweaty exercise.

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Panel: Green jobs company endorsed by Obama and Biden squandered 5 million in stimulus money
By John Rossomando – The Daily Caller | Published: 1:53 AM 02/22/2011

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Solyndra, Inc. was supposed to have showcased the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s stimulus and green jobs initiatives, but instead it has become the center of congressional attention for waste, fraud and abuse of such programs.

According to a Feb. 17 letter signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican, to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Fremont, Calif.-based solar panel manufacturer squandered 5 million of stimulus money.

The company became the first recipient of an Energy Department loan guarantee under the stimulus in March 2009, which was intended to “finance construction of the first phase of the company’s new manufacturing facility” for photovoltaic solar panels.

The Energy Department estimated in a March 20, 2009 press release that the loan guarantee would create 3,000 construction jobs and a further 1,000 jobs after the plant opened.

And President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden each personally showcased Solyndra as an example of how stimulus dollars were at work creating jobs, during appearances at the company over the course of the following year.

Biden personally announced the closure of Solyndra’s 5 million loan guarantee in a Sept. 9, 2009 speech, delivered via closed-circuit television, on the occasion of the groundbreaking of the plant.

The vice president justified the federal government’s investment in Solyndra in front of employees and other dignitaries, including Secretary Chu and former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger, saying the jobs the company intended to create would “serve as a foundation for a stronger American economy.”

“These jobs are the jobs that are going to define the 21st century that will allow America to compete and to lead like we did in the 20th century,” Biden said.

According to Biden’s speech, the 5 million loan guarantee was a smaller part of the billion of stimulus money the administration planned to spend as part of its Green Jobs Initiative.

Obama made similar claims in a May 26, 2010 speech at the plant, but the 1,000 jobs he and Biden touted in their respective speeches failed to materialize.

Instead, Solyndra announced on Nov. 3 it planned to postpone expanding the plant, which cost the taxpayers 0.5 million, or 73 percent of the total loan guarantee, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It also announced that it no longer planned to hire the 1,000 workers that Obama and Biden had touted in their speeches and that it planned to close one of its older factories and planned to lay-off 135 temporary or contract workers and 40 full-time employees.

A closer look at the company shows it has never turned a profit since it was founded in 2005, according to its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

And Solyndra’s auditor declared that “the company has suffered recurring losses, negative cash flows since inception and has a net stockholders’ deficit that, among other factors, [that] raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a growing concern” in a March 2010 amendment to its SEC registration statement.

“While we understand the purpose of the Loan Guarantee Program is to help private companies engaging in clean energy products to obtain financing by providing loan guarantees, subsequent events raise questions about Solyndra was the right candidate to receive a loan guarantee in excess of half a billion dollars,” Upton and Stearns wrote.

A June 2010 Wall Street Journal report indicating that Solyndra’s majority owner, Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser, was a major fundraiser for the 2008 Obama-Biden campaign has stimulus opponents such as Citizens Against Government Waste crying foul.

“We have said this is pork-barrel spending since the beginning,” Leslie Page, spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, told The Daily Caller. “And the one thing about pork is its corruptive influences.”

Kaiser flatly denied he had anything to do with the loan guarantee when he was asked by the Journal, but Page nonetheless sees cronyism in the loan guarantee because personal involvement of the president and vice president in the project.

“This seems like a quid pro quo, and it raises a lot of questions,” Page said.

Other stimulus critics say Solyndra shows just how flawed the program has been from the beginning and how it has failed to create jobs and needs further oversight.

“It would have been a lot more effective to put money into the hands of the private sector,” said Alex Cortes, chairman of the Restore the Dream Foundation and “This is just another example of the failure of the stimulus.”

Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg, according to Cortes, who plans to raise awareness of other stimulus pork projects such as an approximately 0,000 television ad campaign in New York aimed at promoting healthy eating habits.

“While that’s all well and good … it doesn’t do anything to create jobs,” Cortes said.

And Mattie Corrao, government affairs manager with Americans for Tax Reform, said the Solyndra loan shows how hollow Obama’s promise to keep close track over how stimulus money has been spent has been.

“[The administration] is trying to pretend we’re creating jobs and hoping the taxpayers are dumb enough and blind enough to believe the lie,” Corrao said. “But after two years of unemployment about 9 percent, people aren’t going to believe it anymore.”

What are some precautions I can take to get used to being more frugal with my money?

Question by ARTY: What are some precautions I can take to get used to being more frugal with my money?
I’m used to spending money for no reason but, I recently started to become more tight and, live on a budget. Any tips to get used to it and, kill my temptations to going back into bad spending habits. My goal is basically to go from one extreme to the other. Go from being aa compulsive spender to the polar opposite.

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Answer by eskie lover
I’ve been frugal and a tightwad for most of my life. Here are some tips on how not to spend money needlessly and build some savings at the same time.

Use coupons whenever possible, at the grocery, to buy fast or restaurant food, at the discounters and drug stores. Take the amount of money you saved by doing so and put it into a savings account.

Set up a regular amount of money that goes into a savings account whenever you are paid and take that off of the top, in other words pay yourself first.

Be cognizant of what you are spending by giving yourself a set amount of money in cash to spend at the grocery store or on entertainment or for luxury items.

Watch prices. There are certain times of the year that categories of items go on sale, buy then. For example, linens always go on sale in January, good time to buy sheets and towels.

Do research. Especially when purchasing big ticket items. Compare prices or get at least three estimates before making the buy.

Re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose. Before pitching an item consider whether it has another life as something else. For example, I like to burn candle jars and when they are finished I re-use the jars after cleaning them out. They can be used to make another candle by taking the remnants of other candles melting them down and adding a wick. They are great containers to share a soup or stew with a neighbor or sick friend. And, they make wonderful containers to give home baked goodies in during the holidays.

Use store brands. Almost all of them carry money back guarantees and many are even made by the major manufacturers. They are generally 33-40% less than the national brands.

Stay away from the malls, discounters and your favorite stores unless there is something you actually need to buy from them. And then only carry enough cash to pay for that item.

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