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U Wednesday, March 14, 2001 Vid rla Motealf Staff Writer Demonstrations on making healthy granola without added fat, eggless French toast, and warm scones are just a part of the menu planned at this year's Vegetarian Cooking Class offered by the Plumas County Dietetic Study Group. Hosting the fourth annual cooking class, members of the group are whipping up nutri- tious and tasty things to start the day off right, Sunday, March 18. Held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy Community United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, tickets are going fast, at just $5 each. According to member, demonstrator, and lecturer Ni- na Harris, those who attend shouldn't plan dinner after- wards. Generous samples of nine different dishes will be Of- fered following the demonstra- tions and lecture on dietary guidelines for Americans, and why breakfast is the most im- portant meal of the day. Members of the group in- clude Dianne Gruner, MA, RD; Sue Schultz, MS, RD; Nina Harris, MPH, RD; and Katy Dyrr, RD. Tickets are available at the Plumas Rural Services-WIC program at 246 Main Street, Quincy; or make checks payable to the Plumas County Dietetic Study Group and mail them to Katy Dyrr, PRS-WIC, 586 Jackson Street, Quincy, cA. 95971. Or for more information, contact Harris at 283-1512. everyday "Like throwing a log on a dy- ing fire, breakfast stokes the brain after a long night with. out fuel," Harris said. "After a long night's fast, children need breakfast to stay alert and do well in school throughout the day." And studies back this up, showing that children and adults who eat a good break. fast are more alert, and have improved mental and physical performance, as well, Harris said. To help children start off their day, Harris has a number of tips to recommend: Ensure children start the day er, cereal isn't the only option to ensure your child is off to a good start, according to Harris. For instance, try the following: High-fiber cereals with straw- berries or blueberries and milk (or soy milk); Oatmeal with dates or raisins, milk and a small glass of or- ange juice or sliced fruit; Fruit-riffled breakfast bars and fresh orange and apple wedges and cheese; Bagels or English muffins with the child's favorite spread, such as apple butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, and milk or yogurt; Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole-graine toast with orange juice; Toaster wattles topped with sliced bananas or berries with yogurt; Yogurt, fruit and a piece of whole grain toast; Hard cooked egg, whole-grain toast and juice; Peanut butter and banana sandwich with milk; Microwave scrambled eggs in a pita pocket with an "orange COW." An orange cow is six ounces of orange juice with a fourth of a cup of powdered milk, mixed well, Harris offered. Healthy beginnings While each member of the group will be presenting vari- ous demonstrations through- out the class, Harris will be discussing the dietary guide- lines recommended. In considering these, Harris said there are three basic ideas presented--aiming for fitness, building a healthy base, and choosing foods sensibly. Fitness means determining a healthy weight and how many calories an individual should consume during a day to main- tain that weight, Harris ex- plained, in giving examples of what she will be presenting Sunday. Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day is part of the.fit- ness theme, and should be in- cluded for adults. Children should get at least 60 minutes each day. In building a healthy base, Harris recommended using the Food Guide Pyramid to help people make good choices. Under the pyramid recom- .ith breakfast, whether'at m ded by the group. omeorat schooli .... uals choose the number of ,.Children who eat breakfast servings of each of five food perform better in school groups they should consume a through increased problem day. solving ability, memory, ver- For instance, those who hal fluency and creativity and should consume 1,600 calories are less likely to be absent; a day should consume six serv- A nutritious breakfast with ings of bread, cereal, rice or cereal, milk and fruit ensures pasta each day; three servings that children get the nutrition of vegetables; two servings of to grow, learn, play and stay fruits; and two servings for a active and healthy; total of five ounces, of meat, Include a variety of foods that poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs are rich in carbohydrates and and nuts. low in fat, like fruit, milk and Although meat, poultry and your child's favorite unsweet- fish are mentioned in the food ened cereal; pyramid, the Plumas County Kid's need fiber too. A child's study group focuses on meals age plus five is an easy-to-use using other sources of protein. formula for determining daily And finally, in choosing fiber needs in grams, foods sensibly, Harris will dis- To meet these needs, howev- cuss how people can make bet- Every week, readers like you gec the news delivered.We are dedicated to bringing you stories chac make you laugh and cry, and most of all, make you informed. Ff&TI 258-3115 WestwoodPinePress 257-5321 Health Bulletin, Progressive, i :!:~::~ii!~:!::! :~ ~:;: : i! -:::i!:- Sue Schultz, Katy Dyrr, Nina Harris and Dlanne Gruner are offering the third annual March 18, at the Quincy Community United Methodist Church from 4 to 6:30 p.m. ter food selections by limiting solid fats, choosing fat-free or low-fat milk products, and lean meats and poultry. Choosing sensibly also in- cludes reading labels to deter- mine what really is in foods, limiting your intake of bever- ages and foods that are high in sugar, keeping sodium moder- ate and other suggestions. event Part of the fun of the event-- besides the demonstrations--is the atmosphere. Each year, members of the study group decorate the tables in interest- ing way. Last year, dried soup mixes were placed at each set- ting. And, after watching the well- planned demonstrations given by the group, and special guests, the foods are available to sample. 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