Garland ISD nurses sew masks for food service colleagues

Garland ISD nurses sew masks for food service colleagues

Unity in a time of distancing (GARLAND, TX – April 15, 2020) With supplies dwindling across the country, 16 Garland Independent School District nurses used their three-day weekend to sew more than 300 masks for their fellow GISD colleagues on the front lines. The unique, handmade masks were made for staff who make GISD’s curbside […]

Rockwall ISD Child Nutrition Department Earns Perfect Score in State Review

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 23, 2018) Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently conducted their Administrative Review of the Rockwall ISD Child Nutrition Department. The report returned Zero Findings and Rockwall ISD earned a commendation, an accomplishment only 20% of districts in the State receive. The Rockwall community can be happy to know that the Child Nutrition […]

Know the ABCs of nutrition for back-to-school

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 17, 2015) “Back to School” is here and parents have a lot on their minds. Shopping, coordinating schedules, and returning to a normal routine are priorities. After the summer, part of this back to school ritual often focuses on getting the family back to healthy eating patterns. With at least four […]

Lake Pointe Medical Center hosts cereal drive to feed kids breakfast

(ROWLETT, TX – June 12, 2015) Lake Pointe Medical Center raised 5,677 servings of cereal in one week as part of the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive. All of the donations from employees, community members and patients will go to feed children who do not have access to a nutritious breakfast now that school is […]

The Bar: Nutrition and Fitness welcomed with Royse City Chamber ribbon cutting

ROYSE CITY,TX. (October 14, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce was very happy to welcome Don Jamison with The Bar: Nutrition and Fitness to downtown Royse City with a Ribbon Cutting on October 1. The Bar will offer smoothies, supplements, nutrition education and specific workouts for every lifestyle. The Bar is located at 129 […]

Beacon Harbor to host free program on nutrition

ROCKWALL, TX (March 10, 2014) Join Beacon Harbor Rehabilitation Center, a Senior Care Centers facility located at 6700 Heritage Parkway in Rockwall, for a free program at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 celebrating National Nutrition Month. The guest speaker will be Liz Jones, regular contributor to Blue Ribbon News and the Herald Banner, and a […]

JER Chilton YMCA to host Lunch & Learn, Healthy Kids Day

YMCA offers FREE Lunch & Learn on family nutrition for Blue Ribbon News readers (ROCKWALL – March 2, 2013) March is National Nutrition Month, so this is a great time to focus on individual and family nutrition.  One of the most important aspects of a wellness program, whether you are trying to be fit, avert […]

USDA proposal may cause a stir with school bake sales, fundraisers

During any given month my third grader anxiously comes home from school with a bright colored paper announcing a school fundraiser.  It could be collecting a dollar to add a feather to a giant turkey benefiting the local social services office, or a reminder to collect and turn-in Box-Tops for Education.  But the tried and true […]

Down Syndrome Guild to kick off free educational series

(Dallas) The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas will kick off its 2012 S.P.R.I.N.G. (Sharing Possibilities Resources Information Needs Goals) Educational Series on Saturday, Jan. 28, featuring a different speaker and topic each month. The 5-part series is free and continues through May 2012, offering up-to-date information, resources and support for people with Down Syndrome, their families […]