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The New Years’ Diet Gradual Change leads to Lasting Results

By Healthy You Now Editors

It’s the New Year and for many this is the time for a fresh outlook, new beginnings and a chance to tackle some new, but often, previous unaccomplished New Years resolutions. We resolve to make more time for ourselves, better manage our finances, quit smoking or spend more time with our loved ones.

But without fail, year after year, getting control of our “diet” always ranks # 1 on resolution lists. So whether it means getting (or finally using) that gym membership, engaging in daily physical activity or changing your eating habits – committing to a regime that promotes a healthy you is a priority.

Let’s focus on setting reasonable goals and making gradual lifestyle changes that will produce our much desired long-term results. Incorporate some of these suggestions, to finally put the “# 1 / Diet” resolution to rest.

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In this issue of Healthy You Now we focus on A New You in the New Year:

  • Hear from Editor-In-Chief Tonya Lewis Lee;
  • HYN resident Chef & Social Guru Alexander Smalls tops off a delightful afternoon with A Winter Weekend Lunch: Flavorful & Light
  • HYN Healthy Living Expert Latham Thomas discusses Embracing A Healthy New You Now;
  • HYN Nutrion Expert Tracye McQuirter talks about This New Year’s Resolution: Ditch the Diet, Focus on Fiber
  • HYN Fitness Expert Nikki Kimbrough shares New Year, New You, New Body: Fitness for your body type
  • Learn about the A Healthy Baby Begins with You nationwide initiative;
  • and take advantage of our News Feeds & Resources pages.

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Join the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC, and the Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee bring relief and aid to those in need.

Date: Monday, January 18, 2010
Location: DC General Hospital Warehouse
Address: 1900 Mass Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We will unload, sort and process the donations received to date.

Come experience hundreds of exhibits, information, and ideas for eating and exercising your way to good health.

Find your fitness groove at the walking track, learn some new dance steps, or take a free aerobics class.

Get some new healthy recipes from our very own local Top Chefs Carla Hall, Mike Isabella, and Bryan Voltaggio.

See why sleep may be one of the most important and most ignored ingredients for living long and well.

Be inspired by the personal stories of Biggest Loser contestants Abby Rike and Shay Sorrells, and Today co-anchor and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb.

More than 200 health care providers, businesses, and non-profit organizations will be on site at the Expo, providing free assessments, advice and information, and tests, screenings and services.

Click here below to go to NBC 4 Health & Fitness Site to see Stage Schedules & more!!

Demonstration Stage Schedule

Healthy Cooking Stage Schedule

Expo co-sponsors:

Asbury Methodist Village, Children’s National Medical Center, and Washington Hospital Center.

Lincoln and King’s Unfinished Work

ALBC National Town Hall Series – Los Angeles


Sunday, January 17, 2010


Doors Open & Reception  at  2 pm

Program starts at  3 pm


The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Grand Hall

The Music Center

135 North Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Town Hall – Los Angeles Panelists:

  • Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., ALBC Commissioner
  • Harry V. Jaffa, historian, author and distinguished fellow at The Claremont Institute (Professor Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College)
  • Tom Schwartz, Illinois State Historian
  • Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright
  • Gary Ross, writer/director
  • Richard Dreyfuss, actor
  • Ronald C. White, historian and author of A. Lincoln: A Biography
  • Andy Anderson, chief historian-Wells Fargo & Co.,
  • Rev. Eric P. Lee, SCLC-LA President/CEO
  • Stedman Graham, entrepreneur/motivational speaker will moderate.

Free and open to the public.  RSVP to

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Many people consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president, because he successfully led the country through the Civil War.   As the author of the Emancipation Proclamation and a strong supporter of the 13th Amendment, which prohibited slavery, he is the central figure in the nation’s greatest social reform.

But does Lincoln deserve such titles as “the Great Emancipator” or “Father Abraham” common among African-Americans in the years after the Civil War?  We have uncovered much about African-American history since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. We have also uncovered much about American history since the 1960s.

Too often there is a contradiction between the words and the actions of many of our greatest leaders.  We have had to reassess the foundations of America’s commitment to freedom and its commitment to racial equality.  Lincoln too is subject to this re-evaluation, more so because he is the American role model for the world on human rights and freedom.

Throughout 2008 and 2009, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission will host eleven Town Hall meetings around the country to look at these issues and to explore what progress has been made on the “unfinished work” Lincoln spoke of at Gettysburg.   Indeed, the 200th anniversary of the birth of our nation’s most revered president is not only a celebration but also a call to action.

Inspired by Lincoln’s final efforts to build a multi-racial and an equal opportunity society, the National Town Halls Series will provide greater historical knowledge and educate mutual understanding about Americans’ differing attitudes and perspectives on race and ethnicity.



ALBC Commissioner Louise Taper

Japanese American National Museum

John Stauffer, Harvard University historian and author

Latino Museum of History, Art & Culture

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Los Angeles City Historical Society

The Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Operation HOPE

SCLC of Greater Los Angeles

UCLA Asian American Studies Center


The ALBC Town Hall Series is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute.