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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Highlights New “Smart Snacks in School” Standards

 

Will Ensure School Vending Machines, Snack Bars Include Healthy Choices

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that under USDA’s new ” Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards, America’s students will be offered healthier food options during the school day.

“Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children,” said Secretary Vilsack. “Parents and schools work hard to give our youngsters the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong, and providing healthy options throughout school cafeterias, vending machines, and snack bars will support their great efforts.”

Smart Snacks in School

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Why you should be a gold digger

 

Clarksville, TN – Some people expect too much.  Some would even like the world dipped in chocolate and spoon fed to them. Frankly, there are times when we all expect too much.  We would love for our homes to be picture perfect, our kids to be genius world-class athletes, and our pie to be fat free.

But then there are other times, when we should expect more. And we don’t. Don’t settle for bronze, or even fool’s gold when you deserve the real thing! «Read the rest of this article»

 

Learn How to Wake Up those Dreams, Make Career Changes, and Reach Your Goals at Miller-Motte Open House

 

Miller-Motte Technical CollegeClarksville, TN – Have you dreamed about an exciting new career, want to make a change in your life, or finally want to accomplish that goal you set for yourself?

Now that the holidays are behind us and a new year is right around the corner it is time to dust yourself off and take advantage of a new year and a new adventure! It’s a great time to wake up and grab hold of your future and accomplish those dreams and goals that you have been putting off. «Read the rest of this article»

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Don’t Push to Induce for a New Year’s Birth Date says Tennessee Department of Health

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As the minutes in 2012 tick away, expectant families may wonder if their bundle of joy will be a New Year’s Day baby. When that occurs naturally, it creates an extra memorable experience.

But the Tennessee Department of Health warns families should never push to induce delivery on special days such as holidays or birthdays, or to make the delivery date arrive more quickly, as that choice can affect the future health of some babies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans Alterraun Verner uses Social Media to give away Bibles

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN - Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner is giving away Bibles for the holidays using social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Verner will pose trivia questions and choose people with the correct answer and choose random winners to receive brand new study Bibles along with other Titans prize items.

“This is the season of giving and what better gift to give someone than the Bible,” Verner said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Bring the family out to Christmas on the Cumberland Tonight!

 

Clarksville, TN – Bring out your kids to Christmas on the Cumberland this evening to enjoy all the christmas festivities from 5:00pm till 10:00pm. Santa Claus will be visiting with children, and giving out toys to the younger kids. There will be Christmas Cookie Decorating in the River Center as well as the display of over 1,000,000 lights along the Cumberland River. There is no charge to participate and everyone is welcome.

Last night several hundred children visited with Santa, Below is a gallery of those images. One little girl received a watch valued at $80, another little girl received a bicycle.

A young boy gets an electric guitar from Santa Claus at Christmas on the Cumberland Last Night.

A young boy gets an electric guitar from Santa Claus at Christmas on the Cumberland Last Night.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation stops all Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

 

No Lane Closures on Tennessee Interstates and State Routes from December 22nd to January 2nd

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction will not slow travelers’ busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holidays.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

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Home for the Holidays – Prepare Ahead for Family Gatherings

 

Martha White®Nashville, TN – It would be wonderful if we all had a warm cozy grandmother’s house to go to for the holidays. But, we know that “home for the holidays” is not really about a place, but about being with family and friends.

In the South, we are all about planning what we’re going to eat, but the food represents so much more to us. It’s about the long-standing traditions of gathering to share the bounty of the table and reconnect with loved ones.

Aunt Lois' Banana Nut Bread, Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Easy Chocolate Chip Blondies

Aunt Lois’ Banana Nut Bread, Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Easy Chocolate Chip Blondies

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Consumer Reports Index: Consumer Sentiment Drops After Three Straight Months of Improvement

 

Americans show little interest in spending more on retail items since holidays

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – March’s Consumer Reports Index, a measure of overall consumer financial health, showed that the confidence of the American consumer is waning, with a drop in overall signs of mounting financial difficulty emerging.

After three months of improvement, the Consumer Reports Sentiment Index fell this month to 46.1, from 49.6 last month. Further challenging consumer confidence, The Trouble Tracker Index increased slightly this month to 52.2 from 49.1 in February, and is now at its highest level since August 2011. «Read the rest of this article»

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Protecting Your Pet During the Holiday Season

 

Dr. Lorie Huston Discusses Potential Household Risks for Pets During the Holidays

GreeniesNashville, TN – The GREENIES® Brand has partnered with veterinarian Dr. Lorie Huston, author of the Pet Health Care Gazette and veterinary expert for petMD’s The Daily Vet, to share insights about the health hazards pet owners may not be aware of for pets during the holidays and tips on how to protect against them.

Holiday Havoc—The holidays can be a stressful time for pets. In many households, the holidays bring frequent visitors and major changes in the daily routine. As such, it’s important to provide pets with a private area of their own. This should be a room or area of the home where guests are not allowed. «Read the rest of this article»

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