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Understanding Childhood Obesity

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Despite a growing focus on healthy, low-fat diets, the sad truth is Americans are losing the battle of the bulge. Obesity rates continue to climb. In 1962, 13 percent of Americans were obese. By 1980, that rate had reached 15 percent, and by 1994, 15 percent. At the turn of the new millennium, the rate had reached a staggering 31 percent. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, obesity accounts for more than 300,000 deaths per year. Unfortunately, obesity does ... Full Story

School Meals and Your Child's Nutrition

Tammie Rempe Thompson School District, Nutrition Services Director With the rise of childhood obesity in recent decades, it’s important for parents to take an active role in shaping food choices for their children. The Thompson School District understands the need for children to have healthy options during the school day, and current breakfast and lunch menus reflect national standards in nutrition. All school menus are planned to meet nutrition goals as defined by the United States ... Full Story

Make Your Own Natural Makeup

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Though it may seem daunting for those who have never tried it, making your own natural makeup using minerals and natural and organic ingredients can be a fast and easy way to sustain the environment while at the same time ensuring you don’t put harmful chemicals on your body. Natural makeup makes for a great gift, and once you get the hang of it and build a base of ingredients, you will save money as well. The first step is to figure out exactly what sort ... Full Story

Celebrate Your Mistakes

By Judy K. Underwood Berthoud Recorder Recently, a friend and co-worker said to me, “Judy, I want to give you some feedback. Some people think that you’re too pushy, and they wanted me to tell you. I promised them I would keep their identity confidential.” Wow. I was hurt, surprised and upset. Who thought that about me? Why did they need a go-between to tell me? Why didn’t they tell me themselves? Or, just maybe, it was really the co-worker who talked to me, who thought I was too ... Full Story

Beauty is Hard Work

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Mrs. Berthoud (aka Ashlyn Bishop) has added regular workouts to her preparations for the Mrs. Colorado contest in May. Bishop runs five times a week — currently one mile four days, and then added distance on one day. She also spends time at home working out with weights and doing stretches. She says although her husband, Luke, has not joined in with her efforts yet, he does help her with the weight training. According to the Mrs. Colorado Web site, ... Full Story

Wilderness Adventures Hosts Wild Game Dinner

Wilderness Adventures of Northern Colorado held a Wild Game Dinner at Grace Place Church on March 27. The group originated at Grace Place, but now includes several Northern Colorado churches as sponsors. (more…)

Aviation Lovers Aim High at Leading Edge

Photos by Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Leading Edge Flight School hosted an open house at the Fort Collins Loveland Municipal Airport on Saturday, March 28. There were a half-dozen planes on display and a fly-in. Category:  News - Community News Image:  News Image:  News Image:  News Image:  Long Description:  <p>Markus Selken, 4, and his dad, Tom, of Fort Collins take a turn with the Katana Diamond D4, which was among six airplanes ... Full Story

Dear Margaret: Helping Parents Stay Independent

Dear Margaret, My parents need some help in their home to remain independent. Where do I start? Sincerely, Caring and Concerned Dear Caring and Concerned, That is a great question. There are several things to consider. First, what type of help could they use? For example, do they need help with daily personal care like bathing and dressing or with home making assistance like vacuuming and running errands? Another consideration is their financial situation. Can they pay for the help out of ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Find Faint Cancer the Crab

By Larry Sessions, Kelley Knight, Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, April 3, 2009 You’ve heard of the constellation Cancer, but there’s a good chance you’ve never seen it. As constellations go, Cancer the Crab is probably the most famous constellation that the fewest people can actually identify in the night sky. Its primary competitors in the famous-but-not-recognizable category are probably Aries the Ram or Aquarius the Water Bearer. (more…)

Fire Hydrant 5 Benefits Larimer Humane Society

The 19th annual Fire Hydrant Five 5K Race, 3K Walk and Pet Fair will be on Saturday May 9 at Edora Park, next to EPIC Ice Center, in Fort Collins. Proceeds from the event will benefit animals at the Larimer Humane Society. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 5K Race is at 8:30 a.m., 3K Pledge Walk is at 8:40 a.m. and the Pet Fair is from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Registration fees for either the 5K or 3K are $25 each for adults and $20 for youth 17 and under.   Dogs are welcome at the event! ... Full Story

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