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Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

A civic hackathon at UC Davis challenged participants to use health-care data from the California state government drew a big crowd of coders and produced apps that might have staying power... Read More

Fun Ways to Keep Kids Hydrated

Fun Ways to Keep Kids Hydrated

Elizabeth Leader Smith

Strawberry-Watermelon Water with Basil

I’ve read that children need between five and eight cups of water each day — and children who are very active may need more. So wait…how much water exactly should my kids drink? It’s a bit confusing.

Here’s what I do. I have water accessible nearly everywhere my kids go, and I offer them water a lot. However, I don’t count every ounce of water my kids drink because I make sure that they are getting hydration from plenty of other sources too.

A Toast To Drinks Other than Plain Water

You can prevent taste bud boredom by simply flavoring water with lemon, lime, mint or a little 100% fruit juice. ... Read More

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

Every year, communities around the world mark May 31 as ‘World No Tobacco Day’, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.  In commemoration of the event, the Yolo County Tobacco Prevention Program invites residents to join in their efforts to stamp out tobacco use in Yolo County.

“Tobacco use is still the number one cause for preventable deaths worldwide,” said Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, M.D.  “Every year, over 40,000 Californians, 480,000 Americans and 6 million people worldwide die due to tobacco-related illnesses.  Regrettably, many who die will not be smokers themselves, but instead, were put at risk due to secondhand smoke.  Now, with electronic cigarettes enabling more and more youth to get hooked on nicotine, it will take the support of the entire Yolo County community to fight back against all deadly and addictive tobacco products.”

WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST TODAY: VEGETARIAN HASH

WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST TODAY: VEGETARIAN HASH

We are always looking for ways to get in our veggies - check this great recipe from Clean Eating Magazine (www.cleaneatingmag.com).  Incorporating eggs into this low-cal hash makes for a colorful, nutritionally loaded breakfast – the acorn squash has more potassium than a banana! Mix in scrambled eggs or top with a poached or fried egg. Serves: 6 - Hand-on time:  15 minutes - Total time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

·         3/4 lb small new potatoes, left unpeeled

·         1 small acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

·         1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped, divided

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Interested in learning more about how to hot compost?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will host a free beginner’s composting class on Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Composting can be a great way to utilize organic waste from your yard to enhance the success of your garden.  This class will provide the basic skills and techniques used in hot composting, an introduction to making compost tea, and instruction on how to use compost and compost tea to improve plant and soil nutrition. 

This is a hands-on class, taught by the garden assistant and expert, David Linebarger, so please be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.