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I Page 12- Thursday, August 7, 2003 UW Extension By Vicki Hayman, University Extension Educa- tor Shopping solutions for healthful eating Consumers today have many choices when it comes to food, especially at the grocery store. With over 30,000 items and numerous brand names, how does one go about choosing foods that are enjoyable, af- fordable and that provide proper nutrition? Here are some supermarket shopping solutions to help select the most nutritious food options in all aisles of the store easily and quickly. Before you head out to the supermarket, take the time to make a list. It will save you time, money and headaches. I. What's to eat this week? List out meal ideas for the week, keeping in mind which days you'll have time to cook from scratch and which days you'll be pressed for time to put dinner on the table. If you plan for pizza one night, shop for salad, milk and fruit to bal- ance out the meal. 2. Organize the list. As you create your shopping list, check your menu options against the Food Guide Pyra- mid to ensure you've remem- bered everything from poultry to produce. This will help en- sure you are purchasing a va- riety of foods that provide all of your nutrient needs. 3. Beyond the basics. Don't forget snacks! Everyone enjoys a little boost between meals, so stock the kitchen with nu- tritious, great tasting options such as low-fat popcorn, nuts and pretzels. THE STRATEGY • Don't go grocery shopping when you are hungry. Leave the decisions to your head, not your stomach. It's easier to stick to the list if you are not hungry, so plan to make sure to eat something before you go. • Set a routine. Establish a day and time that makes it easy for you to move quickly and easily through the store and stay focused on your shop- ping needs. • Save Money. Coupon clip- ping or finding stores that price match are great strate- gies for saving money. Cou- pons are also a great way to ex- pand your food choices. Use a coupon to experiment with a new meal item that you wouldn't normally purchase. • Kids in tow? An enjoyable grocery shopping experience with children is possible1 Use it as an opportunity to give your kids a lesson in color, smell and names of new foods. En- gaging them in the food selec- tion can turn a trip to the store into a great teaching tool about nutritious food choices. THE LABELS The Food Label can be a consumer's best shopping tool. You can compare nutrients and ingredients between similar products; determine which nu- trients the food contributes to your total diet, safe prepara- tion methods and much more. KNOW THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE,. Knowing how to shop and what to look for in each aisle/ section of the store helps guarantee a cart stocked with healthful products. Here are a few simple tips to help you ace the aisles: • Produce: Since fresh pro- duce doesn't last very long, buy or~ly the amount youql eat over a few days. And, remem- ber, frozen fruits are a great, longer-lasting option. • Meat, fish, chicken, tur- key, eggs: Get your protein! These foods are sources of high-quality protein. Stock up on meat, fish and chicken, es- pecially%vhen they are on sale. And don't forget the eggs[ • Milk, cheese, and yogurt: Call the dairy case Calcium Central. If you don't stop here, your diet may be short on cal- cium. Including low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese in your diet is an easy way to get your rec- ommended intake. • Frozen: The frozen foods aisle is a great place for con- venient, nutritious food choices for any meal occa- sion--breakfast, lunch, din- ner--and even dessert. • Bread, Cereal, Pasta, Rice: Your choices within this food group can make the difference between a high fiber diet and a low-fiber diet. Opt for whole- grain products whenever pos- sibld--such as whole-grain breads, cereals, pasta and brown rice--to boost your fiber intake. • Legumes, lentils, nuts: There is a wide variety of le- gumes, both dry and canned, "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance available in the supermarket. Pinto, kidney or black beans provide fiber, relate and pro- tein. Nuts and peanut butter contain monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, selenium and pro-are similar and sometimes tein. higher in nutrients than their • Canned foods: Canned fresh counterparts--and they fruits and vegetables are great don't spoil as quickly! to have on hand because they Source: American Dietetic "~ Association (ADA) The University of Wyoming, United State Department of Agriculture, and Campbell County Office cooperate• The University is an equal opportunity~affirmative action institution• 7:00 • 9:~0 se.,~J 4:00, 7:~ • 9",3} SEABISCUll The Sundance Elementary School will begin classes for kindergarten through sixth grade on Monday, August 25, 2003. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and school is dismissed at 3:20 p.m. except on Friday when students are dismissed at 2:00 p.m. The playground will be supervised each morning. The doors are opened at 8:05 a.m. Busses will run the first day of school and hot lunches will be served. Registration If you are new to the community or know of anyone new to the ing kindergarten or first grade for the first time, you will need to community who has children of school age, please come to the el- provide a birth certificate as proof of age. Immunization records will ementary school BIglI~IIU¢ the first day of school. The office is usu- be necessary for all new students. If you are unable to come to the ally open each day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from I:00 p.m. to school office during the above hours, please call the Elementary of- 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, August I I, 2003. Registrations should rice at 283-1227 to make other arrangements for registering your child. be completed before the first day of school. If your child will be enter- School Lunch Tickets Parents and students, 1 - 12, are strongly urged to PURCHABI~ LUNCH TIC~ BItFOKI¢ THE FIlCBT DAY OF SCHOOL. This can be done at the Sundance Elementary office any week day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parents are also encouraged to purchase a quantity of lunch meals rather than send money each day. An additional reminder, students will not be allowed to charge lunches as the Sundance Schools participate in the Federal Hot Lunch Program and charging of meals is prohibited. Lunch prices have NOT increased this year. Students in grades I- 12 may eat lunch for $2.00. The adult lunch price is $3.50. Extra milk is $. 15 for students and $.30 for adults. You may send any amount of money to be deposited in your child's account. If there is more than one student per family, your children are set up on a family account. You are able to write one check to be put on the family account. If you do not wish to have a family account, please notify us. Breakfast is served at 7:45 a.m. and breakfast prices are: $1.10 per meal for students 1-12 and $2.50 for adults. Free and reduced meal applications will be available in either the high school or the elementary school office. e-mail Communications You can reach the principal, Bob Campbell, by e-mail at: We would like to have your e-marl address ff that is okay with you. Camvbellr@hms.ctooknet.k12.wv.us This can help facilitate school-to-home communications. Just send or his secretary, Gall Kaiser, at: it by e-mail or give us a call (283-1227). Kaisero@hms.crooknet.k 12.wy.us Supplies and Textbooks The school district provides all textbooks necessary. The following is a list of recommended supplies by grade: 7:15 • 9~0 4:~0, 7:15 • 9.~0 7:15 • 9".25 ~1~, 4:i5, 7:t$ • Emts ~ : 7.'15 &9:15 2:15, 4~10, 7:~ & 9:05 Z B~Tum. KINDERGARTEN (May have to replenish some items.} • I pair of PE shoes with white soles Box of 8 regular size crayons 2 or 3 pencils - regular size I box of Kleenex Pencil box - plastic one that shuts tightly, no larger than 9"x5 I/2" Water bottle Glue sticks or bottle of glue Eraser I box of quart-size Ziploc buggies FIRST GRADE (May have to replenish some items.) Tennis shoes (clean, soft-soled and mar-resistant) Pencils {regular size) Eraser Box of 8 regular size crayons Box of colored pencils 10 large Ziploc bags 20 small Ziploc bags 2 pocket folders Glue stick Small bottle of Elmer's glue 5" school scissors (l~skars) 2 boxes of Kleenex Box of bandalds Ruler Water bottle with spill-proof lid Please mark all items except plastic bags with child's name. We have snacks twice a day except for Friday when we have one snack time. Your child may bring healthy snacks such as carrots, celery, etc. However, bringing a snack is optional. SECOI GRADE Tennis shoes (clean, soft-soled and mar-resistant) Pencils Erasers Crayons Box of colored pencils Bottle of Elmer's glue Pocket folder Ruler (showing both inches and centimeters) 10 each of one-gallon size Ziploc bags Scissors (Fiskars) No trapper keepers or pencil boxes, please 2 boxes of Kleenex {full size) Box of Bandalds 2 spiral notebooks WaRDG I Tennis shoes for gym, white soled Clipboard 12 inch ruler {with both inches and centimeters} Pair of scissors Box of crayons, 16 or 24 count Please put crayon box in Ziploc bag to avoid spilling. 4 oz. bottle of white Elmer's Glue (no colored glue) Glue stick Pencils to last a school year (about 3 pencils per month} Paper to last a school year (about 400 sheets)...wide ruled, not nar- row or college ruled paper Pencil erasers 2 pocket folders 1 box of colored pencils 1 box of Ziploc bags 1 box of Kleenex 1 art shirt No art boxes No Trapper Keepers No ink pens 1 box of bandaids FOURTH GRADE (Please replenish these items as needed.) Standard Sterlite dishpan (no substitutes) Ruler Pencils Glue stick Crayons (small box) and colored pencils Erasers Spiral notebooks Pointed scissors Markers (optional) No trapper keepers - please No art boxes Travel-size box of Kleenex to be kept in tub HFtH 1 five subject spiral notebook 3 one subject spiral notebooks 2 or 3 =neatbook" notebook paper or loose-leaf paper 1 composition notebook ¼ inch grid paper 1 twelve quart/11.4 liter Sterlite container (16 ½" x 11%" x 6") to fit in our cabinet Pencils, pens and pouch for such items Erasers Ruler with both inches and centimeters Scissors Glue sticks Highlighter Clipboard Calculator 2 or 3 pocket folders Crayons and colored pencils Facial tissue (Kleenex or similar brand) Tennis shoes (soft-soled, clean, mar-resistant) Please label all of your items with your name or initials. 8 TH( DE "Dish tub" 12"x14"x5" (recycle your 5th grade dish tub) Coupon file or mini-portfolio big enough to hold index cards Plastic, multi-pocket portfolio with 12 pockets Small 3-ring binder with dividers (no trapper keepers or zippered binders, please} Clipboard 4" by 6" index cards (I pkg; may need more) "Neatbooks" for writing paper (no spiral notebooks, please) Pencils and pens (no erasable pens, please} Highlighters Colored pencils Glue stick Scissors Container to hold above five (5) items Please label everything with your name before you come to school. ART (Grades I - 6) Pencil (no eversharps or pens) Eraser Crayons Art shirt with child's name 7:00 • 9".40 m h45, ,1:15. 7:00 • 9",40 imun'J IqtlOAY 7:00 • 9.AO OPE RAN and relax tn air conditioned swlmmln, Physical Education classes in grades one through six will swim the first week of school. Please send a swimming suit and towel with your child on their schedule days to swim that first week: Monday, August 25 - 4th, 5th and 6th grades will swim. Tuesday, August 26 - Ist and 5th grades will swim. Wednesday, August 27 - 2nd, 3rd and 6th grade will swim. Thursday, August 28 2'ist, 2nd and 4th grades will swim. Friday, August 29 - 3rd grade will swim. All Seots $4.75 8Ox OmOE ~ M-F 6:30 • S~r. I:15 * SUI¢ A0uL~ $7.25 * ~ $4.75 I-9@ • NNNIWAY 8S, 605-642-421 WYDOT Hosts Open House for Sundance Streets Pro The Wyoming Department of Transportation is in the preliminary planning stages of a project for the resurfacing and reconstruction of US Highway 14 (Cleveland Street) through downtown Sundanee. The project will include street resurfacing, reconstruction, new sidewalks, and landscaping. Pedestrian crossings will be upgraded, and a bike path will be added in the rural section of the project. SUNDANCE STREETS PROJECT LOCATION \ PROJECT LENGTH = 2,31 m#~ You are invited to a special open house to learn more about the project and give your comments regarding the project scope and design elements. Please let us hear from you - your comments, questions and suggestions are an essential part of the project planning process! Sundance Streets Open House Wednesday, August 27 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Crook County Courthouse Basement Community Room 309 Cleveland Street, Sundance, Wyoming Questions and comments will be accepted from the public at the open house. The comment penod will extend for fifteen days after the open house until Sep~mber 11, 2003, during which time any included in the meeting documentation. Send comments to Mr. Tm~hy L. Stark, Environmental Services Engineer, Department of Transpodation, 5300 Bishop Blvd., C~, Wyoming 82009-3340, or email at ]qmothv.Stark@dot.state.wv.us. Questions concerning the open house can be directed to Melissa Butcher, WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Shedd~ (307) 674-2300. All interested parties are invited to attend the open house. Individuals with a handicap or disability that would prevent tbeir attandance or pa "rbcipation may contact Ms. Butcher Ixior to the meeting so that accommodations to participate can be anan~d.