WA Kids are drinking less sugary drinks, but there’s more work to be done

SEATTLE — “Sugary drinks are, and added sugar in general, are the new tobacco.” That’s Dr. Jim Krieger talking about the problem he sees with soda and other sugar-laden drinks. Here in Washington, and especially King County, things are looking down, and that’s a good thing. A new survey shows consumption of sugary drinks in public schools in the county is down Krieger is executive director of Healthy Food America and the former chief of the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention […]

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Healthy Living: The best foods to buy organic

If you’ve ever been stuck in the produce section of the grocery store wondering whether you should spend the extra cash on organic, you’re not alone.  For many of us, the difference is costly and can be confusing. Nutritionist and wellness coach Deborah Enos says when it comes to organic, do your homework.  According to the USDA, which oversees the National Organic Program https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national-organic-program They define “organic” and provide certification of which agriculture ingredients have been produced under conditions that meet […]

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Healthy Living: Heart disease and the importance of walking to improve heart health

  If you think heart disease doesn’t affect you, think again.  According to the American Heart Association, one in three people die from heart disease in the U.S.  That’s 2,200 Americans each day, or one person every 40 seconds. Rose Shandrow knows the risks all too well.  In early 2017, Rose was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/HeartValveProblemsandDisease/Problem-Mitral-Valve-Prolapse_UCM_450441_Article.jsp#.Wd7Lo1tSxhE  It’s a condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close smoothly or evenly, instead they prolapse or […]

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Healthy Living: Flu Season, what you need to know

Hey there.  It’s Marni Hughes, with Q13.  This week’s “Healthy Living” topic focuses on the flu and the flu vaccine.  Since this is a subject we cover each year and often, I wanted to share with you some of my personal thoughts. I do plan on getting my flu shot this year and will be taking my kids to get theirs as well. I know many of you have mixed feelings about the flu vaccine and a lot of legitimate, […]

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Healthy Living: Nutrition and three healthy meal ideas for back to school

It’s back to school, and that means back to meal planning for parents.  Coming up with healthy options is important, considering childhood obesity is a nationwide epidemic.  In fact, doctors say one in three kids are overweight, a trend that has more than doubled since 1980. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help curb the troubling trend, Seattle Children’s Hospital has put together a way for parents to stay on track.  The Recipe for Better Health: 7-5-2-1-0 is […]

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Recipe: Tender Pepper-Rubbed Strip Steaks with Grilled Vegetable Trio

Here is the recipe for Tender Pepper-Rubbed Strip Steaks with Grilled Vegetable Trio For more great ideas, check out WAbeef.org Ingredients 2 beef Strip Steaks Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (about 10 ounces each) 1 pound baby red-skinned potatoes, cut in half 3-1/2 ounces fresh pearl onions, unpeeled, cut in half 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt Rub: 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano […]

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Recipe: John Howie’s Grilled Kalbi Sirloin Steak

Chef John Howie’s Kalbi Beef with Green Papaya Salad INGREDIENTS: YIELD: SERVES 2 YIELD: SERVES 4• Kalbi Sirloin – recipe follows 2 ea. (8 oz’s wt.) 4 ea. (16 oz’s wt.) • Green Papaya Salad – recipe follows ¾ cup 1 ½ cup • Thai Lime-Garlic-Fish Sauce Dressing – see recipe 2 Tbsp. 4 Tbsp. • Kalbi Glaze – recipe follows 2 tsp. 4 tsp. • Macadamia Nuts – toasted, chopped 1/8” 2 tsp. 4 tsp. • Cilantro – sprig, […]

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Recipe: Skirt Steak Yucatan from Bahama Breeze

Skirt Steak Yucatan Ingredients 4 skirt steaks (approx. 10 oz. each) 1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper ½ teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon sea salt Pineapple Salsa Ingredients ½ pineapple, cored and cut into rounds ¼ cup red onions, chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped ½ tablespoon jalapeño, chopped ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 teaspoon salt, to taste  Directions Clean and oil your grill grates with cooking spray […]

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King County sheriff’s deputies use defribrillator to help save one of their own

SEATTLE — Some deputies in King County have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in their patrol cars in case they come across someone who is having a heart attack — and Monday morning, they needed it to save one of their own. King County Sheriff John Urquhart sat down with Q13 News anchor Marni Hughes to discuss why the AEDs are so important and how he wishes his office could afford to buy more for every patrol car. If people would […]

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