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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thursday, November 22NO MEALSTHANKSGIVINGFriday, November 23NO MEALSMonday, November 26
Swiss steakbaked potatogreen beansseasonal fruit
Tuesday, November 27
Ham, sweet potatocorn o’breinapricots & sherbet
Wednesday, November 28
chicken & dressingmashed potatoes w/gravycarrotsfruity slaw seasonal fruit
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Set the table’for a healthier Thanksgiving
This holiday season, TOPSClub, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensi-bly), the nonprofit weight-loss sup-port organization, encourages peo-ple to change the way they thinkabout eating during family gather-ings to avoid seasonal weight gain.Being prepared, having a gameplan, and staying positive are allkeys to mindful eating during cel-ebrations, allowing you to enjoytime with loved ones without wor-rying about your food choices.TOPS offers several tips to helpyou enjoy Thanksgiving and otherupcoming holiday get-togetherswithout regret:• Eat before – Eat somethinglight before you attend a holidaymeal or buffet. Vegetables withlow-calorie dip, salad, a handful of walnuts, or light yogurt curb yourappetite and make it easier to con-trol your intake.• Bring a dish – If you know thehostess, offer to bring a healthy“dish to pass” that you won’t feelguilty about enjoying, like simplesweet potatoes or a low-fat greenbean casserole.• Modify recipes – Exchangesugar and fat in recipes withhealthier alternatives, such ashoney, olive oil, and applesauce.Include “high-impact” flavors fromspices, seasonal fruits and vegeta-bles, and fresh herbs.• Limit alcohol – Alcohol is anappetite stimulant. Sip slowly orhave a nonalcoholic drink instead. Acalorie-free beverage allows youto use those calories for food.• Choose carefully – Some “bestbets” at the buffet include freshfruit, whole-grain crackers withhummus or reduced fat cheese,shrimp cocktail, crab, pretzels,turkey breast, and lean ham.• Think simple – Choose foodscooked without butter and sauce. As a general rule, fried foods orfoods covered with sauces add 10grams of fat, or 90 calories, perserving.• Trick yourself – Use saladplates and slender glasses.Smaller dishes cause you to takeless, while giving the illusion thatyou are actually eating more.• Don’t feel guilty – If you “over-did it” at the meal or party, don’tgive up. Just eat carefully for thenext day or two and add extra ac-tivity to avoid gaining extrapounds.• Don’t keep leftovers – If youare hosting Thanksgiving or otherholiday meals, be sure to send left-overs home with your guests toavoid temptations. Put leftoversaway immediately to avoid unnec-essary snacking.• Consider a nap alternative – Make an after-meal walk, game of touch football, or trip to an ice-skating rink part of your holidaytradition. Sign up and train for a“turkey trot” 5K race in your area,commonly held the morning of Thanksgiving. Or spend the after-noon volunteering at a local soupkitchen or shelter.• Exercise – Increase your nor-mal exercise routine the day be-fore and after the holiday. Thisshould help to compensate for pos-sible overeating and lack of physi-cal activity while visiting withfriends and family.
Christmas purchasesaccount for 1/6 of allretail sales in the U.S.
It’s been two years since SouthDakota implemented a compre-hensive smoke-free law, and todaythe numbers show it’s saving livesand money. According to state statisticsfrom the South Dakota Associationof Healthcare Organizations(SDAHO), the number of hospital-izations due to heart attacks de-creased by 6 percent from 2009 to2011. Furthermore, the 98 fewerheart attack hospitalizationssaved $4.2 million in healthcarecosts.“When the smoke-free law waspassed, South Dakotans were toldit would improve their health andsave them dollars,” said Dr. AllenNord, Rapid City physician and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volun-teer. “These statistics show they’regetting just that. This common-sense public health law is trulylifesaving.”The smoke-free law, whichpassed by 65 percent of voters in2010, protects all South Dakotaworkers from the serious healthhazards of secondhand smoke, in-cluding lung cancer, heart diseaseand emphysema.“As expected, South Dakota’ssmoke-free law continues to be asuccess in improving the health of our state,” said Darcy Ellefson, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer and pul-monary rehabilitation specialist.“Each and every day that peopleacross South Dakota can go towork without being exposed to sec-ondhand smoke is a day to cele-brate.”South Dakota currently spendsan estimated $274 million on to-bacco-related death and diseaseseach year. However, as we’re al-ready seeing in South Dakota,smoke-free laws, along with othercomprehensive tobacco preventionand control efforts, reduce the fi-nancial burden of tobacco over-time. Additional research aroundthe country shows smoke-free lawshelp cut down instances of lungcancer, heart attacks, strokes andasthma attacks, and encouragesmokers to quit and prevent youthfrom starting smoking.“South Dakota’s long-awaited,smoke-free law saves lives– some-thing you just can’t put a price tagon,” said Megan Myers, Govern-ment Relations Specialist for the ACS CAN in South Dakota. “Busi-nesses are adapting and residentsare still enjoying their vote twoyears later.”“Today’s milestone is another re-minder of the positive impact pub-lic health laws, like the smoke-freeair law, can have on the lives of thepeople of South Dakota,” said Dr.Nord. “I, for myself, my family andmy patients, look forward to manymore smoke-free anniversaries tocome.”On November 10th, 2010, SouthDakota became the 23rd state toimplement a comprehensive,statewide, smoke-free law.
South Dakota heart attacks downafter smoke-free law implemented
Two years later smoke-free law is working
The traditional threecolors of Christmas aregreen, red, and gold.Green has long been asymbol of life andrebirth; red symbolizesthe blood of Christ, andgold represents light aswell as wealth androyalty.