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SMOOTHIES!

SMOOTHIES!
Just the name alone sounds refreshing, right?

If you were lucky enough to get a Vitamix or Ninja as a gift recently then you are probably looking for all kinds if smoothie recipes.  Here is a great little Green smoothie chart to give you inspiration for your own fruit and veggie combinations.

Don't forget your sunscreen!

Don't forget your sunscreen!

Sunscreen...a necessary essential all year long, but especially now.  Before you head to the beach or even your own backyard, double check your sunscreen for an expiration date.  If it has expired, get a fresh bottle.

Don't forget to cover the tops of your feet, your toes and your hands.  Slather up and enjoy your wonderful summer!

 

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

Small tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Crisp bell peppers and chips.  Carrot chips!  They are a great compliment to any meal, right out of the bag or steamed for a few minutes.  You can find them in your produce section of your market.  The next time you are shopping for your veggies for the week, take your time to see what is new in your local grocery store or farmer's market.  Pre-cut jicama is a great time saver.  Snap peas, already washed and ready to go.  Add color and have fun while eating clean and healthy.

Blood Donor Day

Blood Donor Day
Blood Donor Day
06-26-2015 - 06-26-2015
BloodSource
http://www.bloodsource.org
Admission: Free Note: Please bring a photo ID Be sure to eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids before donating
 
(916) 453-3045
 
Start Time(s): Fri 8am-7pm
Local residents can save lives and enjoy the California State Fair this summer by visiting Blood Donor Day at the Wackford Community Center 
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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

Elk Grove School District Offering Seamless Summer Feeding Program to Area Students

Elk Grove School District Offering Seamless Summer Feeding Program to Area Students

The Elk Grove Unified School District's Food & Nutrition Services will be leading a joint-effort to provide nutrition programs for students on break for summer recess. 

The Nutrition Services department is joining forces with local community partners to provide meals, free of charge, to children under the age of 18 during the summer months. The Seamless Summer Feeding Program, which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), allows school districts to provide meals in neighborhoods with greater than 50 percent free or reduced eligible populations. Meals are served to children free of charge and there are no income requirements for those that participate. ... Read More

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

Our wonderful Coach Lisa A. upgraded to this beautiful Cervelo road bike with the help of Rich and his team at Rocklin Endurance Sports.  Congrats Lisa! You deserve it!

Get all your gear out this week and do a few checks.  Does my bike need a quick tune up?  Are my running shoes ready to be replaced?  Where are my goggles?  Get those kayaks out and ready for the water.  

It just takes a few minutes...Be proactive with your equipment so you can have a wonderful time when you are out there in the world!