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5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

School lunches are in the headlines quite a bit, these days. Most people are calling for the school lunch program to clean up its act and start feeding the nation’s children healthier fare. Truth be told, many people who brown bag it could stand to make their lunch healthier, as well. Whether packing lunches for school or work, there are ways to make them healthier.

“Sure, it’s easy to grab some junk food, throw it in a bag and call it lunch,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Problem is, if you do that repeatedly, there will likely be some negative health consequences, over time. Making healthier lunches may require a tad more time and thought, but in the end it will keep you feeling better.”

Here are five tips for helping to make lunch-on-the-go healthier:

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.”

Musicians Perform at All-County Orchestra on February 11

From Prince William County Public Schools: Outstanding orchestra students from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) at the middle and high school levels, will combine their talents for an afternoon of music at the upcoming All-County Orchestra program, scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 4 p.m. at Woodbridge High School, 3001 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge. The 4 p.m.

MRSA Updates for the 2011–12 School Year

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Nuclear Detection Expert Set to Kick Off Conference on March 3 at Hylton High School

From Prince William County Public Schools:

GED Practice Test Offered Free in February

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Parent Workshop Helps Students with Disabilities Transition into Elementary School

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The Prince William County Public Schools Office of Special Education Parent Resource Center will host a free workshop for parents entitled, “Transitioning Students with IEPs to Elementary School,” on Monday, February 13 (snow date February 27). The workshop will take place from 7–9 p.m. in Room 1101 of the Kelly Leadership Center located at 14715 Bristow Road in Manassas.