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Living Well In Yalobusha County

Sewing Volunteers Needed To Help With Class

By Pamela Redwine

Next Tuesday, October 15, at 10 a.m. the United Y.C. MHV Club would like to invite you to attend “Simple Buffets” presented by Mrs. Julie Tyler. This program will be presented directly following the month MHV business meeting and will be held in the Conference room of the Multi-Purpose Building.
Burlap Wreath Workshop offered October 15
Also on Tuesday, October 15 a Burlap Wreath Workshop will be held. We are excited to have 23 people registered for this workshop. We have two different times scheduled for this workshop, from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. If you are not sure which class you are registered in, please contact the extension office at 675-2730 and we will let you know.  
If you have not registered, we are sorry, but due to limited supplies we cannot take anyone else for October 15. Let us know you are interested in this class and we can possibly offer the workshop again at a later date.
Crochet Group To Meet October 17
On Thursday, October 17 our Crochet Group will meet at the Extension office in Coffeeville at 10 a.m. This is a free program led by volunteer Karol Jarmon. Bring a crochet hook and some yarn and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and learn a new craft.

Sewing Volunteers Still Needed

I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record but… we still need sewing volunteers.  We have just started a Sewing 101 program for several of our youth and we would like to see this program continue and grow. Every volunteer that we have can’t be at every sewing program that we offer. Also, when teaching youth to sew, you just about need one volunteer per child.
This is why it is so important to have multiple volunteers. If you can sew and would be willing to give a little of your time and share your talents, we would greatly appreciate it. You can volunteer as much or as little as you like. The only thing we ask is that you be faithful to your commitment and come when you say you will.  
The sewing skills we are asking volunteers to have  are very basic, but advanced skills are welcome too!  If you have questions or are interested in volunteering please email me at or call me at 675-2730.
Five Ways to Evolve Your Eating Today!
Healthful eating is an evolution for your diet–it’s a gradual shift toward making better food choices over time. Here are five simple ways to “evolve your eating” today… for a healthier you tomorrow!
1. Go for better-for-you butter. Instead of traditional dairy butter, swap in nut butters like peanut and almond butter. Not only will you cut the saturated fat,  you will also add the better-for-you fats that can keep your arteries clean and flexible. Also, nuts offer a nutritional package of vitamin E, high-quality protein, and fiber.
2. Veg out your snacks. Replace refined crackers, cookies, and chips with sliced, chopped, or diced veggies. Not only will you be upping your veggie intake for the day, but you’ll do wonders for your blood pressure–vegetables are naturally low in sodium and high in potassium, which is a great blood pressure-regulating combination!
3. Rethink red. Choose red beans over red meat. Use red beans (like kidney beans, pinto beans, or red lentils) instead of red meat in your chili, salad, or soup tonight. Not only are you adding a ton of fiber, potassium, and protein that is low in saturated fat to your day, but you’re also decreasing your overall calories while feeling satisfied for a longer period of time. It’s a win-win!
4. L.O.V.E your appetite. Give up battling with food. Instead build a better relationship with it. Develop a new appreciation for food by keeping an appetite log. This will allow you to: Label feelings about certain foods, observe why and when you eat, verify what your hunger and fullness mean to you, and escape habitual or mindless eating.
5. Swap out soda. In lieu of regular and diet soda, hydrate your body with your number one physiological need–water. Every cell, organ, tissue, and metabolic process in your body relies on water in order to function properly. Sipping water throughout the day is your best bet–get a water bottle to bring to the office, into the car, and to the gym with you
Article Source: Communicating Food for Health, September 2013 Newsletter (Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN, author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods.)

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