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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 20, 2015
How Kids Can Eat Well On $4 A Day
The Junior League of Fort Myers,
Inc.’s Kids in The Kitchen commit-
tee recently held a couponing and
healthy eating class at The Salvation Army
for a group of girls from SIYA (Support
Independent Young Adults). The girls
ranged from 13 to 18 years.
Girls were taught about nutrition, how
to flavor water, how to eat well on a bud-
get, and to utilize strategies for couponing.
A cookbook called Good and Cheap was
given to each girl and provides a great
source of information for eating well on a
$4-a -day budget.
The budget plan includes supermarket
strategies, groceries that one won’t regret
buying and information on how to use
foods in multiple ways. For each copy of
the book that was purchased, the company
donated another book to someone in need.
The girls were asked to make a grocery
list of what foods they thought they could
purchase for $30. At the end of class, the
girls went on a trip to Publix to spend their
$30 gift cards. They also utilized reusable
grocery bags, which they were given to
Since 2001, the Junior Leagues’ Kids
in the Kitchen initiative and others like it
are now active in 200 locations around the
world. It provides lessons and demonstra-
tions in the preparation of healthy meals
and snacks in partnership with local orga-
nizations, chefs and nutritionists to help
reverse the increased rate of childhood
obesity and its associated health issues.
Events are held four times a year.
Since 1966, the Junior League of Fort
Myers has contributed more than one mil-
lion volunteer hours to community projects
A member of the Association of Junior
Leagues International, Inc., the Junior
League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization founded in 1966
and made up of women committed to
promoting voluntarism, developing the
potential of women and improving the
community through the effective action
and leadership of trained volunteers. Its
purpose is exclusively educational and
charitable. The JLFM is also a granting
organization, providing mini-grants to orga-
nizations throughout Southwest Florida’s
five-county area to programs that create
better life outcomes for the area’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women
aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an inter-
est in and commitment to voluntarism.
For more information, call-277 -1197 or visit www.jlfm.org.
A session during Kids in the Kitchen
Junior League Fort Myers Kids in the Kitchen
participants ready to shop at Publix
Youngsters learn how to eat well on a bud-
Making grocery lists
St. Peter Lutheran Christmas Concert
The Paradise Coastmen Chorus will present their annual Christmas Concert on
Tuesday, December 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church. The
program by the 20-voice ensemble is a festive evening of holiday favorites in
their wonderful four-part barbershop harmonies. The popular group has been enter-
taining Southwest Florida audiences for over 40 years. Doors open at 6:30 p.m .
Admission is free; donations will be accepted. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at
3751 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-4251 for more information.
Paradise Coastmen Chorus
The Lighthouse of SWFL announced
new and returning board members
for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Officers
include President Christy Skinner, execu-
tive director of The Palms of Fort Myers;
Vice President Brian Sykes, district sales
manager for Nurse On Call Homecare;
Secretary Esty Teeter, vice president at
SunTrust Bank; and Treasurer Stephen E.
Smith, M.D ., founder of Eye Associates
of Fort Myers and Naples.
Directors at Large for the new board
include Jay S. Rosen, O.D ., FAAO at
Snead Cataract; Julio Barina, CPA with
Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright &
Company, PA; Glenn A. Sabatka, retired
CEO of the Radio Reading Service at
WGCU Public Media; Roberto M. Arreola
with Prudential Insurance Company of
America and Evan Connell, Analyst II
with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Lighthouse of SWFL is a United Way
Partner agency with a mission to enable
people of all ages living with a visual
impairment or blindness to remain inde-
pendent, active and productive in society.
For more information, visit www.light-
houseswfl.org or call 997-7797 .
Be part of the Million Mile Movement!
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For more information, visit www.HealthyLee.com
The journey of a million miles begins with
a single step...
Take a step toward healthier living by joining Healthy Lee’s Million
Mile Movement! We’re challenging Lee County to get more active by
moving 1,000,000 miles in 90 days.
Whether you’re walking, running, biking or swimming, register for
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and begin logging your “movement” today.
The Million Mile Movement is part of Healthy Lee’s mission
to empower and inspire the people of Lee County to make
healthy lifestyle choices through education and action.
October 1 - December 29
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