Thursday, January 27

LUNCHBOX february menu, edgewood

Nutrition Management has lots of fun lunches planned in February! Check out our February Lunch Menu to plan ahead for the month.

Contributed by Kim, Nutrition Management

Wednesday, January 26

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable boys basketball vs. edgewood

Mable, Elementary (DSL) Boys Basketball, 2010-2011
Game Highlights: Mable Panthers vs. Edgewood
January 24, 2011 

Final Score: Edgewood defeats Mable: 41-22

Our boys lost a tough one to Edgewood yesterday by the score of 22-41.  Justin A. was our leading scorer with 10 points followed by Tim W. with 6 points. They finished strong with a worthy effort.  Our next game is on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Contributed by Marissa, Mable Campus 

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable girls basketball vs. edgewood

Mable, Elementary (DSL) Girls Basketball, 2010-2011
Game Highlights: Mable Panthers vs. Edgewood
January 24, 2011 

Final Score: Mable defeats Edgewood: 22-9

The Panthers started off our 2011 basketball season with a win against Edgewood. Girls won 22-9. Kamryn B. was my leading scorer with 8 points. Great hustle and team work by all, very proud of how our team played.

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable girls basketball vs. tarbut v’ torah

Mable, Junior High (Tri-Way) Girls Basketball, 2010-2011
Game Highlights: Mable Panthers vs. Tarbut V’ Torah
January 25, 2011

Final Score: Tarbut V’ Torah defeats Mable: 24-16 

The Lady Panthers fell to the TVT Lions in a very well matched game. After falling 10 points behind within the first 4 minutes of the game, our junior high team fought back to narrow their lead to only 6 at the end of the half. Halfway through the start of the second half, the Panthers were within two points; but we just could not stop the offensive shots from dropping for TVT. The girls fought hard, but could not pull off the win. Our next game is Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Pegasus.

Contributed by Marissa, Mable Campus 

SNACK TIME national hot tea month

Time for Tea
January is National Hot Tea Month! Winter is the perfect time to drink one of the world's most popular and ancient beverage, tea. Cold and flu season peaks during the winter months and drinking hot tea can soothe a sore throat and open up sinuses. Researchers have found that drinking tea may help strengthen the body's immune system response when fighting off infection giving people more reason to brew a hot cup of tea on chilly days.

Tea is widely available, comes in a variety of flavors and aromas, is easy to make and contains unique health promoting properties.  Whether it’s black, green, or oolong, tea is made from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, it’s the processing of the tea leaves that produces changes in not only color and flavor, but a class of compounds called polyphenols These compounds include flavonoids, catechins and theaflavins—widely researched for their helath promoting properties.

What’s the difference between black and green tea?
Black tea is fully fermented whereas green tea is not. Oolong tea is only partially fermented. Both green and black tea contain flavonoids, potent antioxidants linked to lowered risk for cancer and heart disease.

Tea Trivia…
Americans drink 50 billion cups of tea each year, 40 billion of which are served as iced tea
Herbal teas are not actually teas, but are concoctions of peels, flower leaves, herbs, and spices, and are caffeine free. 
The caffeine content of tea is about 40 mg per cup compared to 100 mg of caffeine per cup of brewed coffee. 
Compounds found in tea can stop the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath
The tea bag and iced tea was invented in the US in 1904

Too much of a good thing?
Because tea contains caffeine, drinking too much or too close to bedtime can interfere with ability to go to or stay asleep.

Is bottled as good as freshly brewed tea?
Due to processing methods, bottled tea is probably not as high in polyphenols as a freshly brewed cup of green or black tea, however, both offer varying levels of health-promoting compounds and also contribute to hydration. Watch for sugar content by checking labels to keep them minimal. 

Enjoy your tea, hot or cold! 

Contributed by Leslie K. Kay, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Management Services

Tuesday, January 25

BOOK REPORT anaheim hills suggests some "sweet" reading

Anaheim Hills second grade teacher Ms. Erin Brewster has a recommendation for all those little sweet teeth out there.  Here's what she has to say about: 

The Chocolate Touch
By: Patrick Skene Catling 

The book is about a boy named John Midas who loves all kinds of candy and sweets but his favorite is chocolate.  He complains when he has to eat healthy foods. On day he finds a silver coin with the picture of a chubby boy on one side and JM (his initials) on the other side.  He takes it into a candy store and buys a whole box of chocolates.  He sneaks the candy up to his room and gobbles it up.  

The next morning everything to puts into his mouth turns to chocolate.  At first John loves this new trick, but after a while, he starts to get thirsty and wants water and other foods that don't taste like chocolate.  Soon he starts getting red spots on his body.  He goes to the doctor and the doctor tells him he has Chocolate Fever.

The turning point for John is when he kisses his mom and she turns into a pillar of chocolate.  He runs back to the candy store and pleads with the store owner to change his mother back.  When John finally admits that he is responsible (because he was greedy) the store owner assures him that everything will be okay.  He runs back home to find his mother back to normal. 

The best part for me is when John starts realizing how his behavior is not only affecting him but the people he loves. Even then he's not healed immediately.  The store owner waits until he is desperate to have his mother back before he takes the Chocolate Fever away.

Contributed by Erin, Anaheim Hills

BOOK REPORT edgewood shares classic theatrical literature

Ms. Yvonne DeVane’s eighth graders at Edgewood recently finished reading the play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.  Here’s a synopsis of the story that has become a classic in American literature:

In the first scene of “A Raisin in the Sun,” we meet the major characters, learn of the 1950’s setting and themes and discover the major conflict. All of the Younger’s await the arrival of a $10,000 life insurance check, resulting from the death of Walter and Beneatha’s father. Walter, the protagonist, believes he will be able to use the money to invest in a liquor store with his two friends. His dream is to be a successful businessman. Beneatha, his sister dreams of being a doctor.  Walter’s mother, known as Mama, and his wife Ruth dream of buying a house.

Mama, to whom the money actually belongs, uses it to put a down payment on a house in Clybourne Park, a white neighborhood, fulfilling her idea of achieving the “American Dream”. After much conflict, Walter gets the remaining money, part of which was to go towards Beneatha’s college education.  One of Walter’s friends steals the money, which is the climax of the play. Walter is upset and his family is very angry about his irresponsibility. 

The rest of the play centers on how Walter and the family handles the loss. In order to recoup some of the money, he decides they will sell the new house to the Clybourne Park Association (who had earlier tried to buy them out) for a handsome profit, destroying the hopes of Mama and Ruth in the process. In the end, he stands up to Mr. Lindner and refuses to sell. His decision proves he has regained his pride and come into his manhood. Although the money is lost, the Younger’s stand strong.

The success of the play arises from its realistic portrayal of an African American family during the 1950s. The message is that a family such as the Younger’s, who suffer from poverty and discrimination, can survive, even thrive, in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Hansberry never strays from this central theme throughout the entire play.

Contributed by Yvonne, Edgewood campus