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Implementing The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act: Improving Milk and Water Requirements in Schools

Presented by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. USDA  guidance on improving water and milk requirements to states on: Making water available during school lunch, and Offering a variety of milk consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Summary of Changes to the Water Availability during School Lunch Meal Service Free water must be made readily available to children during lunch. Schools are given flexibility in how to implement this change. The memo reads: “For example, schools can offer water pitchers and cups on lunch tables, a water fountain, or a faucet that allows students to fill their own bottles or cups…


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Less is More in Latest Footwear Trends

Barefoot running, toning shoes among the top five footwear trends Presented by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The  hottest footwear trends are leaning toward minimalism, according to an expert presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine‘s 15th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Matt Werd, D.P.M., FACSM identified the five hottest trends in athletic footwear: Barefoot running. Some runners believe running sans shoes forces a more natural running pattern. Research shows that barefoot runners do land more on the midfoot and forefoot versus shod runners; however, it is unclear which foot-landing pattern, if any, is best for avoiding injuries. Minimalist athletic shoes. These…


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Cards’ Offseason Off to Rocky Start

Despite the heartbreaker loss to Morehead State in the NCAA tournament last month, Louisville basketball fans have largely gotten over the heartache. Easing the pain is the influx of talent that is coming to the Ville in the next two years. The 2011 signing class has been ranked by many national outlets as one of the best in the nation.  Headliners Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan are expected to fit in perfectly with the holes left by the departing seniors. 2012 was also looking great with super point guard Rodney Purvis coming to the KFC Yum! Center. This was all…


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KIPDA Is Helping Qualified Kentucky Medicare Beneficiaries Save Up to $4,000 on Prescription Drug Costs

 The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division, announced this week the open enrollment period for a community outreach program covering qualified Medicare beneficiaries under the “Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs.”  The program, covering subsidies for Medicare Part D, is administered by the Social Security Administration using new 2011 Federal higher income levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Social Security Administration have confirmed a higher income level amount.  “This means that more Medicare recipients may qualify for the “Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs” program than last year,”…


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A LouisvilleKY ad We Won’t Be Using

You’re certainly getting your money’s worth here at LouisvilleKY.com lately.  Great posts from Cindy, Brigid, Al, Gabe and Kirk in the last 24 hours. And I thought I ‘d share this from the “House Ads we’re Not Using Pile” provided by Jason. Cat Makes Deadspin: All the local TV stations carried this news about Louisville spring breakers getting in trouble at a Panama City hotel, but you had to go to the blogsphere to learn that the chief troublemaker, the one who tackled a security guard by the pool, was one Daylen Hall, a St. X senior and UK recruit,…


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A Payne-Full Chain of Events

The fact that a local blogger filed a lawsuit because of something on the Internet that he doesn’t like is pretty ironic. But I’m hearing from a lot of people who are taking some measure of delight in the story. Yesterday the C-J reported that Jake Payne, operator of Page One Kentucky and The ‘Ville Voice, had filed a suit in Jefferson Circuit Court “asking a judge to order an anonymous blogger critical of Payne to reveal himself and remove “false and defamatory” comments.” My advice to Jake would have been to ignore the unflattering attention and wait for it…


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New Chuy’s Tex-Mex in Southern Indiana

Most of the time my job is not glamorous. Yesterday, for example, I printed posters, argued with the post office about stamp prices and whether I was mailing “printed material” or “parcel” to the UK, and felt guilty because I hadn’t blogged in ages. But then sometimes I’ll get to travel around Europe for a month, or be a celebrity guest at some big gala, or … best of all … go to soft openings of new restaurants. Yes, I know. I like food. A lot. I like Tex-Mex more than most foods, and I will travel far and wide…


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Bike, Walk or TARC to Louisville’s Car-Free Happy Hour

Rain or shine, one night each month Louisville’s active transportation advocates get together for food and beverages wherever they can find enough bicycle parking. You should come, even if you need to drive. You’ll meet people from all walks of life. No pun intended. The thing we have in common is some measure of independence from automobiles. Come see. Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Can you believe I posted this bit of shameless promotion from my phone! This is crazy for a guy who started out as a printer setting lead type by hand. By the way, folks, here’s…


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Life Is Grand (Again) for Hal Heiner

Congratulations are in order for Hal and Sheila Heiner as their third grandchild, Samuel Louis Keyes, arrived March 20, 2011. Weighing in at 7lb, 6oz and  20 inches long, Samuel was born under this year’s “Super Moon” at 3:24 a.m.–pretty much bringing the season of Spring with him– if not one of the most anticipated lunar tides in years. Big brothers Daniel (turning four in May) and Noah (celebrating his second birthday on April 16), are thrilled with the new addition to the family. Even though the new bundle who’s got friends and family humming the “My Three Sons” theme…


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Cards Lose to Kentucky 3-2, Continues Early Disappointment

Cardinal Baseball entered 2011 with top 25 ranking and a great shot at a three-peat as Big East Champions. Yet, ever since returning from their West Coast road trip last month, they haven’t been the same team. Louisville entered the Tuesday night clash with the Wildcats hoping to right the ship. They didn’t start off that way, with the Cats quickly scoring two runs in the top of of the first inning. UofL once again struggled to over take the early deficit. The Wildcats should have increased their lead stranding runners in scoring position on three separate occasions. Sophomore rightie…