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Something is cooking at the YMCA
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee recently launched its new healthy lifestyle program, Something’s Cooking, at the West Suburban YMCA in Wauwatosa. The program will feature local chefs and experienced food and nutrition enthusiasts as they conduct cooking demonstrations of healthy, easy-to-implement meals for everyday families. This week, chef Jonah Malmstadt from ParkSide 23 in Brookfield
Milwaukee/NARI donated eight portable cooking islands to the Y to expand the program across its regional centers.
“The Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council and the Y are both committed to helping people reach new levels of personal health,” said Diane Ausavich, president, Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. “One of the goals the Y has through Something’s Cooking is to get families to make smarter choices when it comes to nutrition, which ties in with Milwaukee/NARI’s goal of helping homeowners create a living environment that is conducive to raising a strong, healthy family. The Y and Milwaukee/NARI are established resources that people from throughout southeastern Wisconsin can rely on and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Y for years to come.”
In April, the program will be offered once a month at each of the following four centers: West Suburban YMCA in Wauwatosa, South Shore YMCA in Cudahy, Southwest YMCA in Greenfield, and Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA in Port Washington.


Pictured from left: Janet McMahon, vice president of healthy living strategy, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee; George Flees, general manager, ParkSide 23; Jonah Malmstadt, executive chef, ParkSide 23; Diane Ausavich, president, Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc.; and Greg Adamec; president, Milwaukee/NARI Foundation, Inc.

Register to run with Brewers’ racing sausages
Brewers Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 13th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk which  will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
Participants in the run/walk will have a chance to race against the Brewers Famous Racing Sausages who will also run the course that will begin and end at Klement’s Sausage Haus while making its way around the warning track of Miller Park. Cost to participate is $30 per person and includes a t-shirt, a terrace reserved ticket voucher good for one of ten Brewers 2011 home games, a bottle of water and a Klement’s hot dog and a beer for participants 21 and older. The overall top male and female finishers will receive a year’s worth of Klement’s meat products.
Bill Schroeder, Brewers television color analyst will be the celebrity starter for this year’s event. To register visit

Boys & Girls Clubs break Guinness World Record
More than 200 children at the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club in Milwaukee joined more than 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jump jacks at one time.
The Clubs embarked on the initiative as part of the National Boys & Girls Club Week and the organization’s Triple Play program. The program, sponsored by Coca-Cola, and the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, encourages kids to eat healthier, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships.
“We are so proud of all the kids and families who took part in this historic event,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.  “By jumping their way into history they proved that fitness can be simple fun activities like this one that kids can enjoy. Fitness can start with something as simple as a jumping jack.”
To break the current record, more than 278 kids needed to complete the attempt.  The official verdict will come from Guinness in a couple of weeks, all indications are that the record has been broken.
“The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation is committed to improving health in our communities and is proud to help bring the Triple Play program to Boys & Girls Clubs throughout our state,” said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “By helping our kids learn healthy habits at a young age we can give them the tools they need to live their healthiest, longest lives possible, and maybe even break some records along the way.”

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