July 17, 2018

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Busy schedule? Look no further than fruits and vegetables for quick healthy snacks! Fruits and vegetables are a natural source of energy and provide nutrients to keep you going with a busy schedule.

Think Color!

For a great source of vitamins and minerals try eating fruits and vegetables of different colors. This will provide a wide range of valuable nutrients like fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins A and C. Some examples include green spinach, orange sweet potatoes, black beans, yellow corn, purple plums, red watermelon, and white onions.

Children and families tend to consume more of the foods that they have easy access to. Keep fruits and vegetables within reach and you’re more likely to make healthy choices.

Tip: Replace a candy dish with a fruit bowl.

Tip: Store especially tempting foods, like cookies, chips, or ice cream, out of immediate eyesight, like on a high shelf or at the back of the freezer. Move the healthy food to the front at eye level.

Eat fruit raw to enjoy its natural sweetness.

Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables are good options when fresh produce is not available. Be careful to choose those without added sugar, syrup and cream sauces.

Choose whole fruit over fruit drinks and juices. Fruit juices have lost fiber from the fruit. It’s better to eat the whole fruit because it contains the added fiber that helps you feel full.

 I'm Queen of the Mod

By Alex Colvin
Mountain Echo reporter

Kid Fit 2018 ended with one of the most fun events of the year.

One hundred and forty-six kids came to Bailey Park on Thursday evening July 12 for a swim in the Raymond H. Berry Community Pool, an obstacle run, and a splashing dash through the mud.

After all the activities, medals were awarded to all participants, Kid Fit Frisbees were given out, and four grand prizes - two $25 gift cars and two kayaks with life preservers - were raffled off.

The Mud race and obstacle course on Bailey Avenue and family swim night were the fifth of five events for this year’s Kid Fit.

Kid Fit is organized locally by Shaylene Herndon from Bright Futures, Dana Haugue from Full Fitness Spectrum, and Tri Counties Community Network.

Burney High School Senior Hailey Shaver assisted Shaylene Herndon in the program for her Senior Project.

Pit River Casino donated $5000 to fund the 2018 Kid Fit program in Burney.

Additional funds were also provided by Mountain Cruisers and PG&E Employees Funds.

 Chamber Manager Named

By Alex Colvin
Mountain Echo reporter

Jessica Sharp is the new Office Manager for the Burney Chamber of Commerce.

Sharp succeeds Jen Luck. Jen was always a cheerful presence in the Chamber office, welcoming visitors as she piloted the Chamber through two productive years. Jen oversaw two Burney Basin Days committees, the Fall Fling, Fall Festival, and two great Ham Runs. She updated the Chamber website and data bases and performed many other organizational, public relations, and fiduciary responsibilities. Thanks largely to her service working with the Board and three presidents, the Chamber is in great shape.

Sharp wrote the following short statement to introduce herself to the Intermountain Community, sharing her enthusiasm and goals.

“Hello all! My name is Jessica Sharp. My professional background is in office management for the construction industry. I am married to my best friend (Chris – Owner of Sharp Woodworking) and we have two amazing kids. Our 19-year-old son (Tyler) is an Eagle Scout and UTI Sacramento graduate who is working as a mechanic for a local construction company here in Burney. Our 15-yearold daughter (Candice) is a junior at Burney High School, and we are very proud of her many academic achievements. My family and I fell in love with the Burney/ Intermountain area a little over 2 years ago while visiting the newly purchased family cabin in Cassel. We loved the community, natural surroundings, activities and pace of life so much that we decided to make the area our new home. We moved to Burney (from Gilroy, CA) in June of 2017 and have never looked back.

“I am really looking forward to getting to know my new community even more than I already do. I am very thankful to be working with all the amazing volunteers and businesses here in the Burney Basin. I am certainly home here. I hope to be able to do as wonderful a job as the amazing Jen Luck has for several years. Thank you for welcoming myself and my family into this fabulous community and me into my new seat as Office Manager with The Burney Chamber of Commerce.”