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Helping Kids Live Well - 06/21/2017
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Pauli introduced Laura Taylor, presenting a program on "Helping Kids Live Well". She is a MU Diatetics Student.

Missouri Program for Kids: Eat Better, Be More Active.

In 2010, the Surgeon General determined that nutrition and activity are part of the societal norm. 17% of youth between 2 & 9 years old of low income are obese. Hence, the "Let's Move" initiative of Michelle Obama. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics backed that up with "Kids Eat Right".

Kids are obese, but malnourished because they're not eating healthy foods, like fruits & veggies.

Shared a video "Intro to the kitchen" (available online). There is a "Intro to the...

MO-ARK District 5: Lt. Governor-elect: iPlan - 06/14/2017
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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From L: Deb Shore, member, with Sherry Wyatt, Lt. Governor-elect for MO-ARK District 5 spoke on the 'strategic plan' or iPlan for Kiwanis. 

Inspiration, Image, Impact and Investment.

Sherry spoke about 'what inspires me' and 'what inspires the club'. 

Sherry 'impacts' using her skill to 'know names' at meetings and events. The impact of service leadership clubs, and one of her goals is to see the BUGs program in elementary schools (Bringing Up Grades). 'Image' will focus on focusing on the central K symbol of Kiwanis. Branding. 'Investment' is spending dollars and time. She wants other clubs to get out there. Kids are at the highest...

Educators Flying High: SOFIA (NASA) - 06/07/2017
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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Melani Knocke (L) and Rax Beltz (mid), shown with member Nancy Burke (R), presented their experiences of two 10 hour flight days on board SOFIA.

Rax shared that infrared gives us a clearer view on the universe. NASA has a Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. Melani is not considered a full time educator, so she asked Rax to apply with her. They went through peer review and were accepted. Rax has always wanted to be an astronaut.

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy) is based on a Boeing 747SP (Special Performance) plane. The telescope is housed in a portion of the plane where the side opens up (like a garage door) while maintaining stability in flight. The plane has been...