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Kitzmiller Empowerment Group Easter Egg hunt
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU! Please take a moment to complete a 10-minute survey about prescription opioids and heroin in your community. Click the card below or visit http://bit.ly/opioidsurvey to take the brief survey today. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to Browning’s Shop N’ Save in Oakland, Maryland.
National Nutrition Month is winding down. Hopefully you have made some healthy changes this month and will continue to keep doing the changes you have made. This week I want you to consider getting less fat in your diet. You can do this by limiting or avoiding fried food; eating less or no fast food, along with watching the extras that you add to your food. By extras I mean, butter, gravy, margarine, salad dressing such as Ranch, sour cream, cream cheese and mayo, just to name a few. If you are trying to lose weight cutting back on fat is a great place to start! A gram of fat has 9 calories compared to a gram of carbohydrate which has 4 calories as does a gram of protein. Try your best to incorporate all the National Nutrition Month suggestions on “Go Nuts with Amy!” the remainder of March!
Currently when law enforcement answers a complaint at a party, it is very difficult for them to prove who provided the alcohol to the underage attendees. A Social Host Ordinance is a law that makes it illegal to provide an environment where underage drinking takes place, regardless of who provides the alcohol.
WHY HAVE ONE?
Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth, causing more harm and death for youth than all illegal drugs combined. According to the MD 2014 YRBS Survey, 41% of Garrett County high school youth drank alcohol in the last 30 days, which surpasses the state average. Most youth report that the most common source for alcohol is from social means such as friends, relatives, or other adults.
A Social Host Ordinance provides law enforcement with a formal course of action to combat underage drinking. It recoups some of the expense of providing police and/or other public services in responses to these gatherings.
Youth who start drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21.
The Social Host Ordinance can help reduce the damage to teens developing brains, and reduce the number of crimes and the cost attributed to underage drinking.
Come join Deer Park Eliminators community planning group and the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera, decorate cookies. Its Spring its time for the bunnies to be out. Click for flyer. Thanks Linda
High school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife or parks management are invited to join teens at Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 23 to 29 at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County.
For more information see (and information above courtesy of): http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2017/03/15/natural-resources-careers-camp-accepting-applicants-2/
We have a long way to go toward lowering heart disease rates in Garrett County. The latest research from NIH may be helpful for some. It is a positive reminder that” better dietary habits can improve our health quickly, and we can act on that knowledge by making and building small changes that add up over time.”
Read the full article here
Maryland receives federal funding for technology, and the intent is a universal intake and more. Guess who’s already using cloud-based data?! GarrettPlan.org!
Tremendous opportunities for Garrett County are coming!