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Tales From the Garden #20

Complete Street Update

By Tie Oei

The past 2 years has been exciting for complete street on the Northside. Asian Media Access has been involved with the Blue Line Coalition, Northside Greenway Coalition and the appointment on the Equity Advisory Committee with the Metropolitan Council…Continue Reading

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BALL Announcements

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1. The Generation Z Project

To successfully promote Bicultural Active Living Lifestyle, Asian Media Access and LVY Foundation successfully presented the Generation Z Project show at the UMN Northrop. Young stars such as Avery81st, Momoh Shiro, and DJ Mickey Breeze, have showed how the diverse youths being physical active.

This stunning event featured more than 60 artists under 30 years old, as it presented different manifestations of the Hip Hop culture: rap music (oral), DJing (aural), break dance (physical) and graffiti art (visual), and street fashion, to showcase the Next Big Thing in MN. It opened up with the Patrick Henry High School’s Step Dance Team, the “Generation Z Project” show was full of non-stop fun and surprising talents one after another. LVY Foundation’s Youth Que and Asian Media Access’ Youth Nooshilon Vang took the Center Stage as MCs, they threaded this variety show seamlessly together, and introduced the young but talented DJ Mickey Breeze to show off his skills which can’t be measured by his age. Taking the stage next was a series of hip hop dances presented by Zephonix – “The Classroom,” “Girl Crush,” and “Pokemon,” and JW Dance 24/7 presented “I Am Better – Missy Elliott,” along with the artistic director Jacob Waldo’s solo – “Joker.”

“The Factory BMX Stunt Riders” amazed the audience with their jaw-dropping action stunts, followed by a series of singing performances, delivered powerfully by Young Singers – Yeng, Karah and Nancy. The Show Headliners – Avery81st & The Loud Joints and Momoh Shiro, were two amazing young rappers who came from the streets, but built their names on the hip-hop scene! Avery81st & The Loud Joints also opened shows for the hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane, Sounds of blackness, Mac Irv, DLo.

Momoh Shiro has an even more surprising twist for the audience. With a personal testimony on stage, on how he connected with the HOMI Group, and in little over 3 months, he had participated at virtual reality conferences and traveled all around the country to perform. He has gone from Momoh Cobain the thug street rapper to Momoh Shiro, a symbol to kids that you can get off the streets by building relationships with the right mentors.

The Climax came with a breath-taking performance by the NRG group. Their 8 members – Traejon Hodges, Nehmiah Lucas, Jeremey Paulson, Brandon Goodwin, Tin Tran, Darren Isaacson, Tymonte Brown and Brandon Tyrique, took turns to showcase their diverse locking and popping skills, truly taking the B-Boy to the next level.

The Finale was intentionally designed as a Prom Fashion Show with young designers and Patrick Henry High Schoolers as the models to bring a different meaning beyond fashion, but taking fashion as an empowerment tool to support young women with different figures, can all be proud of who they are, and all are beautiful in their own ways. Lastly, but not least, a moving speech from the representative of the young artists – Jacob Waldo to close the show.

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2. March is National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

2017 NNM Theme

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help guide the public on gradually shifting toward healthier eating styles by promoting NNM activities and messages during March.

Be sure to visit the Academy’s National Nutrition Month® website during the upcoming months for new and updated resources to help make the NNM 2017 celebration an infinite success!

History

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, “National Nutrition Week” became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Read more in the article, “National Nutrition Month: A Brief History.”

NNM Sponsor

The Academy’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of the Academy’s members are registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.

Service Mark

National Nutrition Month® is the property of the Academy. Its use is encouraged, but only in accordance with the Academy’s published guidelines. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Themes of the New Millennium

With the first “National Nutrition Week” in 1973, it was embraced by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to deliver nutrition education messages to the public while promoting the profession of dietetics. In 1980, the week-long celebration expanded to become National Nutrition Month®. Over the years, the theme has reflected trends and culture of the time, but has always remained true to its original purpose: “To increase the public’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition and position Academy members as the authorities in nutrition.”[mk_image src=”https://ballequity.amamedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/1703-nutri-month.jpg” image_width=”600″ image_height=”450″ crop=”true” svg=”false” lightbox=”true” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” title=”March is National Nutrition Month!” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][vc_column_text title=”” disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ animation=”” el_class=”ball-cam”] [vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ el_class=”ball-cam”] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]