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Dr. Yum’s Book Helps Combat Childhood Obesity

Dr. Yum’s Book Helps Combat Childhood Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one doctor who is on a mission to combat childhood obesity has written a book on how to feed children so they are healthy and happy.

Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Wil Haygood, author and associate producer of the blockbuster film, The Butler, will present at BASIS Independent McLean on Fri., Mar. 10 from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m., to talk about writing and how his work launched him onto the world stage. The event is free and open to public, located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Haygood will also be available for a book signing, as his two books will be available for sale; The Butler and his latest book, Showdown, which chronicles the battle of the Supreme Court nomination of Thurgood Marshall. For more information on the event, go to http://basisindependent.com/Haygood.

Vienna Student Learns Hands-On Teaching at BASIS Independent;Tysons Chamber Job Shadow Program

Vienna Student Learns Hands-On Teaching at BASIS Independent;Tysons Chamber Job Shadow Program

Angie Soler, a senior at James Madison High School of Vienna, Va., got hands-on teaching skills when job shadowing BASIS Independent McLean’s kindergarten teacher, Danielle Sarver. Soler is part of the 5th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program, which includes 50 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison, Marshall Academy and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va. Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 20 local companies are hosting students, to include: BASIS Independent McLean, Intelsat, Navy Federal Credit Union, Impact Business Solutions, Tysons Corner Animal Hospital, AV Architects, Alpha Graphics and Seasons 52.

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

February is a Heart Health Month, making it the perfect time to find ways to re-think what we eat in order to help lead us to better heart health. It’s an issue that most of us need to pay attention to, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. In fact, each year there are around 610,000 people who die from heart disease, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. Further, each year there are around 735,000 Americans who have a heart attack. The good news is that there are things we can do to help reduce our heart disease risk, with what we eat playing an important role.

The Dr. Yum Project Offers Casino Night to Help Kids Learn Healthy Eating

The Dr. Yum Project Offers Casino Night to Help Kids Learn Healthy Eating

What do a casino night and healthy eating have in common? On March 3, 2017, the community is invited to take part in Casino Night, being sponsored by The Doctor Yum Project, with funds going to support the mission of teaching families to eat healthy. Casino Night will be held at The Old Silk Mill, located at 1707 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and will feature a variety of fun activities for attendees.

“We are excited to be holding Casino Night,” says Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “This is a great way for the people in the community to have a fun night out, and know that the funds will be put to good use helping to improve the health of our community.”

BASIS Independent McLean Elects Its New Mascot by Student-Designed Election Process

BASIS Independent McLean Elects Its New Mascot by Student-Designed Election Process

BASIS Independent McLean started its inaugural year this fall in McLean, Va., Tysons Corner’s first k-12 school, and quickly went to work on the election process to vote in their first school mascot, the BASIS Independent McLean Bobcats. The student-designed electoral process, led by BASIS Independent McLean ninth grader, Rohit Narayanan, mimicked a voting system similar to the United States, and provided a learning tool for students to understand the electoral process during the recent presidential election. For more information on the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads 5th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program

LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads 5th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the fifth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 50 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and, Marshall Academy and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va. Students can shadow professionals in more than 30 industries for one day in January or February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award for Workforce Development from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 20 local companies are hosting students, to include: BASIS Independent McLean, Intelsat, Navy Federal Credit Union, Impact Business Solutions, Tysons Corner Animal Hospital, AV Architects, Alpha Graphics and Seasons 52.