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Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

15 Outstanding County Educators Named Semifinalists For 2012 Teacher Of The Year Honor

15 Outstanding County Educators Named Semifinalists For 2012 Teacher Of The Year Honor

 

The following information was sent to us by Bob Mosier:

 

Fifteen educators from all levels of the public school system were 

named today as semifinalists for the 2012 Anne Arundel County Teacher of 

the Year award. Eight of the educators are elementary school teachers, three 

teach at middle schools, and four teach at the high school level. Ten of the 

county’s 12 high school clusters are represented by semifinalists. 

Second Annual Theatre Arts Festival

Second Annual Theatre Arts Festival

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

Drama students from PGCPS middle schools and high schools will participate

in monologue competitions, workshops with professional artists, and the day will culminate

with performances by our very talented students. Please come and support our students.

Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 27

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

The following information was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

Dozens of events have been planned by schools throughout the Archdiocese of Washington to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 6, 2012. This annual celebration highlights the contributions of Catholic schools through Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 98 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 30,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

University Park Community Energy Fair This Saturday

University Park Community Energy Fair This Saturday

 

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University of Maryland Set to Survey Health Concerns of Prince George's County Residents

University of Maryland Set to Survey Health Concerns of Prince George's County Residents

 

The following information was sent to us by the University of Maryland's David Ottalini: 

 

Prince George's County residents may be getting a call from one of their "neighbors" soon -- the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The school will conduct a telephone survey in late January and February to ask Prince George's County residents about their views on health and health-care services in the county.

Prince George’s County Executive Congratulates Winners of Study Abroad Scholarship

Prince George’s County Executive Congratulates Winners of Study Abroad Scholarship

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott L. Peterson: