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Eating Right

Students at Syosset’s Village Elementary School recently celebrated National Nutrition Month with activities that satisfied their appetite for fun.  They wore glow-in-the-dark bracelets embossed with the words “Eat Right Be Bright,” a variation on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2013 slogan: “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”

Students sampled various healthy food options each Friday at lunch, such as smoothies, carrots with ranch dip, and Greek yogurt.

In addition, the nutrition committee challenged the children to identify the sugar and fat content in foods they often consume.

At mid-month, the kids attended a hi-tech assembly called Kid Power, Operation Lunch Line. Wearing 3-D glasses, the audience went on a virtual journey through the human digestive system, learning about the benefits of proper nutrition.

By month’s end, the children felt more empowered to make good food choices thanks to the efforts of PTA Chairperson Jean Pipia and the nutrition committee.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com