Back-to-School 2013

first_img Nurturing a habit of saving: Financial lessons for children at every age School lunch makeover: Less salt and more whole grains on tap this year No drive-thru required: Ways to save money and eat better by packing on-the-go snacks and meals Georgia-grown snacks: After-school snacks that help connect children to some the best produce Georgia has to offer “Let’s Move” as a family: Strategies for keeping kids active despite hectic work and school schedules Handwashing works: Tips on building strong hand washing habits in children A lesson in aisle 5: The grocery store can be a great classroom for everything from nutrition to household economics. For information about the back-to-school packet or how to use content from UGA Extension, call (706) 542-9724 or email It may feel like summer is just getting started, but students across Georgia will head back to school in a little more than a month. Get ready for the back-to-school season with the help of the University of Georgia Extension Back-to-School News Packet. This year’s packet will be released July 5. For the past several years, Extension experts from the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have weighed in on some of the most important issues facing parents and children today. These stories are informative on their own or can be localized for your coverage area. High-resolution photos and back-to-school infographics will also be available for use. This year’s news packet will include the following stories: last_img read more

Spring Fever

first_imgSpring is upon us. Maybe the official date is still a couple of weeks away, but the blooming daffodils, flirtatious robins, and warm breeze in the air tell me that I’ve survived another long dark winter (not that this was one to complain about). Shedding the gloves and taking advantage of the increasing daylight hours, I find my thoughts drifting ahead to the upcoming race season. What will 2012 bring?Developing a race schedule can be a challenge. Flipping through the race calendars in magazines and online, I realize that the possibilities are endless. How will I ever choose where to focus my dreams and goals? I must find some way to narrow it down.There are many factors to consider – will there be one big goal race or lots of smaller challenges? Do I want to focus on pavement or dirt? Go for endurance or work on my speed? Fortunately, I’m not a multisport athlete like so many of my friends – I don’t have to choose between bi’s and tri’s – biking or running – not to mention kayaks and swimming.How about travel? Do I want to stick with local events or go big and mix it up with West Coast competition? Would it be fun to pick an event and train with a group of friends? Do I want to shoot for PRs at events I’ve already run, or expand my horizons with brand new adventures? And speaking of adventures, maybe an organized event isn’t in the cards this year. How about a solo run across the Smokies or returning to take care of unfinished business in Shenandoah National Park?Then there are the quirky goals: finally get up the courage to run a naked 5k, or maybe attempt another open-water swimming event, this time without experiencing a panic attack in the middle of the lake.Here in the Southeast, we’re blessed with more opportunities for outdoor challenges and adventures than one can squeeze into one season – or one lifetime. We’re only limited by our imagination. What does this spring season hold in store for you? Aim high and dream big!last_img read more

Laudrup asked about Lukaku

first_img Laudrup said: “We asked about him. “I didn’t call again because Chelsea said they wanted to keep him , but maybe I should have called again. “He is a real talent. He is fast, can use both feet, he is strong, he is good in the air and is good on the counter-attack. “He has been a huge signing for them.” Another man to make a big impression under former Swansea boss Roberto Martinez has been midfielder Ross Barkley. The 20-year-old was first blooded by David Moyes, but Martinez has given the youngster the authority to run Everton’s attacking play and has been rewarded with a string of excellent displays which have thrust him into contention for a World Cup place. Laudrup enjoyed an illustrious playing career as one of Europe’s classiest midfielders with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid. And the Dane has called for a patient approach to developing Barkley, whose form has won comparisons with Michael Ballack and Paul Gascoigne. Lukaku has been a sensation since moving to Goodison Park on a season-long loan, scoring eight Premier League goals to propel the Toffees into the battle for Champions League qualification. Swansea had themselves been interested in bringing in Lukaku, who also excelled at West Brom last season, on loan but brought in Wilfried Bony having been told by the Blues that the 20-year-old would be staying at Stamford Bridge. “You have to take it easy,” he said. “I really like him but young players need to be given time. “Do not rush it after 10 or 15 games and say they are a new superstar in world football. Let them grow. “He has potential like Jack Wilshere at Arsenal. He is really something special but you have to give them two or maybe three years to maintain a certain level. “They are young players who will have ups and downs and if you push them too hard then you put a lot of pressure on their shoulders and it is difficult.” Looking at his own squad, Laudrup also revealed he is now unlikely to bring in a goalkeeper in January, despite Michel Vorm having undergone knee surgery earlier this week. The Dutchman’s absence leaves Swansea with teenagers Gregor Zabret and Oliver Davies as support to Gerhard Tremmel, but Laudrup does not believe it is worth brining in cover for only a few weeks. He said: “Michel’s operation went well and we are talking about three to four weeks out for him. “But I don’t think we need to sign a goalkeeper for three weeks, and we also have David Cornell out on loan.” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup claims he missed out on the chance to sign Everton forward Romelu Lukaku because Chelsea insisted they wanted to keep the Belgian powerhouse. Press Associationlast_img read more