Want to be there when the Anaheim Ducks take on the Los Angeles Kings at home on April 8, 2011? The winner of the “Ducks Night Sweepstakes” will enjoy dinner at the Jack Daniel’s Club and game tickets for 10.
It sounds like a healthier option than soda, but “100% fruit juice” may actually contain far more sugar than you bargained for. A recent study released earlier this year by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children are getting too many calories though “liquid candy” such as sodas — and fruit juice.
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For over a decade, the CHOC Follies has earned a reputation as one of Orange County’s most unique and successful charity events. Some of the most prominent business and community leaders in Orange County have joined forces to put on a show like you’ve never seen before! This year, CHOC Follies XIV – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Follies promises to be just as entertaining for the entire family.
We recently talked to Paul-Dean Martin, a Follies cast member and director of the PDM Young Actors Workshop, an after-school program, about the upcoming show.
Q: How did you first get involved in the Follies?
A: I got involved last year and have been a fan ever since. I have two children, Phoebe, 7, and Max, 2, who are both CHOC patients, and thought here’s a way to give back to CHOC while doing something I’ve always enjoyed. This year I’ll be playing the role of Klaus Bruteman, an Austrian personal trainer.
Q: Why is this fundraiser so important?
A: The community should support this event for the fact that the proceeds go directly to the hospital. I’m humbled by the people I’m surrounded with in this show. They give so much of their time and support to such a great cause.
Q: What can we expect at the show?
A: The show is loosely based on the original and portrays various time periods. It’s very funny, entertaining and filled with talented performers; it’s put on by true professionals.
The CHOC Follies will be held on March 31-April 2 at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here:
As part of the team behind CHOC Children’s new state-of-the-art, seven-story, 425,000 square foot tower, Dr. Jim Cappon is literally transforming pediatric care from the ground up. Using his unique expertise as one of the nation’s first Medical Directors of Quality and Patient Safety, Dr. Cappon is implementing all the latest research and advancements in the emerging field of “safe design” in the construction of the new tower. From room configuration to infection prevention, CHOC Children’s will be the safest children’s hospital in the entire country.
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- Choose heart healthy foods: Eat foods that are high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Substitute healthy foods for unhealthy ones, such as fried chicken for grilled chicken. Pack healthy snacks such as nuts, baby carrots, or air-popped popcorn.
- Limit your intake of fats and salt, especially foods that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol such as whole milk, cheeses and red meat.
- Encourage your child to get 30-60 minutes of physical activity every day. Exercise helps to increase the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your body which helps to lower the risk for heart disease. Join in the fun with them. A walk around the block after dinner will do your heart and body good.
- Limit the amount of time that your children watch TV, use the internet or play video games. Encourage them to go on a bike ride or play an outdoor game instead.
- Shake off negative emotions. Managing stress properly is critical to preventing future heart problems. Talk openly with your kids and teach them methods for coping with stress. For a young child, that may be a fun game or comic book; for a teen that may be taking up a sport or relaxing hobby.