June 15, 2008

June 15, 2008 Happy Father’s Day

Dear GHD Member,
In spite of the heat and the strong winds, the Kid’s Health and Safety Fair held in partnership with the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Spring Fest on June 7th has been declared a success. We made more than 300 “little people” smile while walking through the fair and stopping at the many booths to receive health information and goodies. Congratulations to Sydney Johnson and Nicholi Gross, the boy’s and girl’s bicycle and helmet winners. Special recognition to Wal-Mart, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Spyder Grafix, DeSoto Rural Fire Department, and Valle Ambulance for their sponsorship of this event.
The fair would not have gone so smoothly without the help of our GHD volunteers. Those volunteering their time included Matt Williams, Bryan Stewart, Jimmie Burkeen, Melissa McAlpine, Sandy Johner, Pam Downs, Rose Ann Cole, Ann Vaughn and Charles Campbell. Health education vendors were: YMCA of Jefferson County, Mercy Care Plus, American Red Cross, 9-1-1, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, DeSoto Chiropractic, Missouri Natural Gas, Health Care USA, Elks Club, Missouri National Guard, Ameren UE, Marine Corps, Missouri National Guard, World Bird Sanctuary, Department of Natural Resources, DeSoto City Fire Department, Valle Ambulance, DeSoto Rural Fire Department and Get Healthy DeSoto.

DeSoto High Fitness Center is open to the public from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings and from 5:30-7:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.

P.A.C.E. (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the DeSoto Public Library. One time fee of $5.00 includes an exercise booklet from the Arthritis Association. Class instructor is trained by the Arthritis Assoc. Call Debby at 586-4570 for more info.

Walking Club meets at the southern end (the cul-de-sac) of Walther Park every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. Contact Cliff at 586-2343 for more information. Walk at your own pace.

Indoor Walking Track at the DeSoto Senior High School is open to the public every weekday morning from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

Get Healthy DeSoto web site: http://gethealthydesoto.blogspot.com

June 28th Get Fit Festus is sponsoring a 2 mile fun walk beginning at 8:00 a.m. in West City Park near the gazebo in Festus, Mo. There is no sign-up or entry fee required. FREE t-shirt to the first 50 walkers.

July 4th DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Celebration. Parade at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street. The City of DeSoto is sponsoring the Fire Works Display at dark at the DeSoto High School Culwell Stadium.

July 9th Healthy Lunch and Learn Seminar “ How Food affects your Medications”. 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church at 1004 Rock Road. Featured guest speakers are Richard A. Felkel, R.PH.BS.PD pharmacist and Shane Pruitt from the Medicine Shoppe in DeSoto. Cost of session is $6.00. Reservations required. Please call Debby at 586-4570 or church office at 586-2472 by Monday July 7th to make your reservation. Facility is handicapped accessible. Endorsed by the DeSoto Ministerial Alliance.

Did You Know? What do the numbers mean? (National Cholesterol Education Program)

Did you know you can’t live without cholesterol? Your body needs cholesterol to function. Too much cholesterol can cause serious problems. A total cholesterol level less than 200 is considered good. Desirable: less than 200; Borderline 200-239; High 240 or greater. The higher your HDL cholesterol level the better, because this means that you have more good lipoproteins to remove stuck cholesterol from your blood vessels. Desirable 35 or greater. Low is less than 35. The higher the number of bad lipoproteins LDL in your blood, the more likely cholesterol is beginning to stick to your blood vessels. Desirable: Depends on your risk for heart disease. Check with your physician to find out what your goal LDL should be.

Patrice’s Spring Brunch Parfaits (from GHD member Patrice)
1 ½ cups fat-free milk
½ cup lemon juice
2 1/3 cups old fashioned roll oats
½ cup Splenda
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1 Gala apple
2 kiwi
3 cups cool whip
12 small raspberries or strawberry halves
12 mint leaves

In a large bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, oats and sugar; mix well. Cut strawberries into small pieces and add to bowl. Peel and core apple; cut into small pieces and add to bowl. Peel kiwi and cut into small pieces; add to bowl. Layer fruit, oatmeal, and cool whip in champagne flutes or goblets. Repeat layers, ending with cool whip. Garnish with fruit & mint. Serves 12:
Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 160; Protein 5g; Carbohydrates 26g; Fiber 3.25g; Sugar 5.6g; Total Fat 3.7g; Saturated Fat 2.3g. (Nutritional analysis provided by JCHD dietitian Carrie Weatherholt).

No comments:


GHD Christmas Tour Tickets on Sale First State Community Bank, Pogolinos De Soto, Drummonds Florist, Cherished Memories, Nature’s Aglow, Mona Lisa. & Library & DeSoto
Chiropractic. Tickets are $15.00.

November 12th
Toys for Tots Christmas Craft Fair 9:00-4:00 De Soto Armory Come by the Get Healthy DeSoto and De Soto Farmers’ Market Booth for great gift ideas. Cookbooks, umbrellas, cutting boards & knifes, raffle tickets on original Pastel Work of Art and GHD Christmas Home Tour Tickets.

November 19th
GHD Hiking adventure at St. François Park. Gather at 9:00 a.m. at the De Soto Public Library and then travel to the park. Walk will be approximately 2 hrs. leader: Brenda Eaves 314-954-1578

November 26th
Get Healthy DeSoto Christmas Home Tour 9:00-3:30. 8 homes on tour. Tickets are $15.00 in Advance. $18.00 day of tour. For more info contact Elaine at 586-8335 or Debby at 586-4570.


Dear GHD Member:

This is such an exciting time for Get Healthy DeSoto. Our membership is growing and we are spreading the enthusiasm to surrounding communities. We have some significant projects under consideration for DeSoto. As a member I know you understand and appreciate the accomplishments GHD has made so far. I would like to update you on a couple of projects we are working on at this time.
Walking/Bicycle Trail in Ritcher Park
This would enable people to better utilize Ritcher Park in a healthy active way. The trail would cost approximately $13,500. At this time GHD has $2,500.00 on deposit with the City of DeSoto to go toward this project.
Walking Pocket Maps
Some of you may have seen the maps we currently have for three different courses throughout DeSoto. Our goal is to print seven additional courses. The total cost of the project is $3,099.50. This would give us 2,000 copies of each new map, reprint 1,000 copies of the three existing maps and would provide 10 outdoor plastic map holders.
Get Healthy DeSoto is proud to be able to provide the free membership that gives you access to the many educational sessions, newsletters and activities hosted by GHD. Our intention is to maintain this free membership.
If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution toward the projects listed above please make your check payable to “Get Healthy DeSoto” and mail to Get Healthy DeSoto, c/o Debby Campbell, 431 Johnston Drive, DeSoto, Mo. 63020. All donations are appreciated. We hope you will consider becoming a vested member in these projects.
Thank you for your participation in making DeSoto a healthier and active community.

Cathy Boyer
Secretary of Get Healthy DeSoto