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Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Author: Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

The Thanksgiving holiday season is a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends and of course, food. While the spirit of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for all that we have, the holiday has become increasingly focused on food and eating. There’s no harm in enjoying a meal with your family on Thanksgiving, but it’s important to remember that the purpose of the holiday is not simply to over-eat.

 

Childhood obesity continues to be a threatening epidemic in Georgia. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is continuing to see cases of obesity at all three of its hospitals. The consequences of obesity on children include health issues that are typically seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint problems and high cholesterol.

Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet

Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Union Rescue Mission (URM) is hosting its annual “Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet” Thanksgiving meal on November 24, 2011.  The Mission has been preparing a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings every Thanksgiving since its founding in 1946.

The meal will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue to serve until 1 p.m. or longer if needed.  “Individuals, families and walk-ins are welcome to share our ‘Great Thanksgiving Banquet’ meal at our 3000 Confederate Blvd. location,” said Michelle Scroggins, Director of Public Relations for URM.

URM has prepared for hundreds of individuals to come through their doors.

AETN kicks off the holiday season with broadcast premiere of Curious George movie on PBS KIDS

AETN kicks off the holiday season with broadcast premiere of Curious George movie on PBS KIDS

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will feature the broadcast premiere of the original Curious George movie, which will air as part of the “Curious George” Holiday Spectacular, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 a.m.

A three-movie on-air event, the Holiday Spectacular kicks off with “Curious George,” followed by “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.”

Encore presentations of the Holiday Spectacular will air: Thursday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. on AETN-1; Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. on AETN Plus (AETN-3); and Saturday, Nov. 26, at 6 a.m. on AETN Plus.

“Curious George” follows everyone’s favorite spunky monkey as he sets off on a series of adventures. In the film, after the Man with the Yellow Hat accidentally brings George back from a business trip to Africa, the unlikely twosome embarks on a fun-filled journey through the big city and ultimately finds their way to a lasting friendship.

Union Rescue Mission prepares for 'Feeding the Multitude'

Union Rescue Mission prepares for 'Feeding the Multitude'

Thanksgiving is just right around the corner, and some Arkansas families are wondering how they will be able to put food on the table.  The Union Rescue Mission is helping approximately 500 families in the Central Arkansas area to have a Thanksgiving meal.

 

The Union Rescue Mission will make up 600 Thanksgiving food boxes for low-income families in Central Arkansas on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 2921 Confederate boulevard. 

 

The Feeding the Multitude food drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.

'Feeding the Multitude'

'Feeding the Multitude'

The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 22. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by area agencies, such as St. Francis House, Agape Church, and Martindale Baptist Church. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Thursday, November 10, 2011.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission on Confederate Blvd. Saturday, November 19 to help pack the food boxes.

AETN collects food, sweaters in fall public service drives

AETN collects food, sweaters in fall public service drives

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) public service campaigns to benefit those in need in Central Arkansas will continue through Friday, Nov. 4. AETN kicked off a Growing Hope Against Hunger food drive and a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive on Sept. 17.

The USDA estimates that 15.9 percent of all Arkansas households are food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to affordable and nutritious food choices. To help fight these overwhelming statistics, AETN launched a food drive in conjunction with the Sesame Workshop Growing Hope Against Hunger outreach initiative.