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Upcoming Classes at the Whisk Away Cafe PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Prichard   
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:16


$25 per person
In this hands-on class we will show you how to use all kinds of candy and other edible items to create amazing cupcakes.

$25 per person
From stew and sauces to desserts we will share recipes that use a variety of beers to enchance the flavor.


THURSDAY, May 9TH 6:30-8 P.M.
$15 per child
Mother’s Day Breakfast in bed
We’ll teach kids how to make the ultimate breakfast in bed for mom. We will also make a super-secret gift for kids to give to their mothers.

SATURDAY, June 15TH 6:30 -8 p.m.
$30 per pair
Just in time for Father’s Day, this class gives dads and kids some quality time together creating yummy treats.

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Written by Scarlet Behrens   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:17


Celebrate Earth Day with hands on activities and get great ideas for conservation of plants and animals. Make enrichment items for Niabi's animals, learn how to tell the age of a tree by counting rings and make and take a home for bees.



 Party at Niabi! Host a birthday party for 10 people for only $150. Pump up the party experience with premium packages that include train and carrousel passes and admission for up to 30 guests. Go totally wild with an after hours zoo party for 50 guests.



The deadline to apply to Niabi's Junior Zookeeper program is Monday, April 15. Students 14-17 can participate and there are a few spots open for eligible applicants. Download the application and apply before time runs out!



Only a few foursomes are still available for Niabi's annual Golf Outing on Friday, May 31 at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Sign up your team to golf, or become a hole sponsor that includes the round of golf for your team. Several sponsorships starting at $250 are still available. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out how you can support Niabi Zoo.

Cooking with Stephanie Godke at CASI PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:14
This Tuesday, April 16, Chef Stephanie Godke is cooking up some of her new dishes from her new cookbook at the Center For Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI), 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806!  Her class will be held in CASI’s kitchen from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Come enjoy some yummy dishes while learning from the famous Chef Stephanie Godke!

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For more information, please call: Sarah Arp at CASI at: 563.386.7477, 229 (office) or 563.343.0038 (cell) or email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CASI, 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa. CASI is open Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

4 tasty ways to power your day with protein PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dairy Makes Sense   
Friday, 05 April 2013 09:09

Along with your sneakers, dairy plays an important role in your spring training. Whether you and your family are gearing up for little league season, a triathlon or 5K, dairy’s unique nutrients — including protein — can fuel your bodies along the way.

Protein Power

Protein is a powerhouse nutrient for our bodies. Not only does it help us feel fuller longer, it also protects muscles after we work out and as we age. Dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein throughout the day. On average, one serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides 8 grams of high quality protein.

Learn four simple ways to get
your daily recommended
servings of protein.

Farmers on the Moo-ve

Managing two dairy farms and 3,800 cows requires a lot of hard work. But the Pulfer family, like many Midwestern families, has come to understand the importance of balancing work with healthy eating and exercise.

Learn how this family of six has made running a family affair on their farm and logged more than150 race miles along the way.

A Cure for Spring Fever

As spring fever spreads throughout Midwest classrooms, it’s important to find tools to help kids focus until that final bell rings. Two simple solutions: breakfast and exercise! A new study reports students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory, and after 20 minutes of exercise, brain activity improves.

Unlikely Healthy Foods: Bacon – The Next Health Craze? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 10:05
… And 4 More Unlikely Good-for-You Foods
Recommended by Celebrity Dietician

Bacon has always been popular, but now it’s the standard by which many express affection with the ubiquitous online meme: I love you more than bacon.

It’s considered by many to be the ultimate food indulgence, but according to Dr. John Salerno, a protégé of “Atkins Diet” creator Dr. Robert Atkins, bacon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

“Many think of bacon as one of the guiltiest pleasures possible, but it has also been shown to alleviate the effects of diabetes, heart disease and strokes,” says Dr. Salerno, author of “The Silver Cloud Diet,” ( “Nitrate-free bacon is an excellent source of high protein, low-carbohydrate energy that helps to reset the metabolism, and it’s filled with amino acids delivered without the risk of dangerous levels of mercury, which can be found in many fish.”

Need more reasons to love bacon?

It has a 4:1 ratio of protein to fat;
It contains choline, which boosts memory and healthy brain function;
It’s composed of monounsaturated fats, the kind that contains lots of healthy fat-soluble vitamins and minerals
It’s a potent source of oleic acid and saturated fats, which help reduce levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), lower triglycerides, and raise HDL – commonly referred to as the good form of cholesterol.

Dr. Salerno says there are other indulgent-yet-healthy foods out there, including:

• Butter: Butter contains the highest amount of butyric acid found in a natural food source. Butyric acid is recognized for its roles in cellular health, antioxidant protection and metabolic properties; it also increases energy and may prevent cancer. Butter derived from natural, grass-fed animals is recommended.

• Barbecue: Add sauces and condiments and this American favorite will have more starch and sugar than Salerno recommends. But the main ingredient – meat – speaks to the heart of a low-carb, high-protein diet. Grass-fed hamburger meat and organic, hormone-free chicken provides the nutrients your body needs. Stay away from the buns, sugary condiments, sauces and marinades, and you can enjoy a healthy barbecue.

• Omelets: Eggs contain lots of cholesterol and saturated fats, which have been demonized throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Fortunately, we know there is such a thing as good cholesterol and fat. Packed with vitamins, minerals and one of the best-absorbed proteins we can feed our body, any negatives associated with eggs are far outweighed by the benefits. Natural, unprocessed cheeses and cream add to the nutritional value of an omelet.

• Chocolate ice cream: Ice cream made with organic egg yolks, heavy cream and a small amount of stevia herb for taste, instead of sugar, is actually a healthy dessert. Fats are fine, with the exception of trans fats, so long as dieters control their carbohydrate intake. Humankind did not evolve with the vast amount of foods today that contain complex carbs and hidden sugar. Our bodies are used to high amounts of natural fat and a limited amount of unprocessed carbs.

About Dr. John Salerno

A board-certified family physician, Dr. John Salerno has been pioneering complementary medicine for more than 20 years. Best known for his Silver Cloud Diet nutrition program, anti-aging supplements, and natural therapies, Dr. Salerno has crafted original treatment plans to restore human health. His publications and professional studies have made him a popular expert on the physiology and assessment of many complex medical conditions. Dr. Salerno was a protégé and colleague of prestigious Dr. Robert Atkins and served as a clinical preceptor at the Yale University School of Medicine for three years. He has worked with Hollywood actress/author Suzanne Somers (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pioneer); actor Steven Cannell; and president of the International Congress of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Hiroyuki Abe M.D.

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