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Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.High-Sugar Diet and DiseaseAre high sugar diets contributing to the epidemics of cardiovascular disease and diabetes? Find out Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m. (no-host bar at 5:30 p.m.) at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College). Nutrition science researcher Dr. Kimber Stanhope will present a study recently featured in the CBS News 60 Minutes investigative report with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (the CBS News 60 Minute story will be rerun on Aug. 5, 2012) on the metabolic effects of sugar consumption.People who consume diets high in added sugar have a higher risk of having or developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Early results from an investigation conducted by UC Davis researcher Dr. Kimber Stanhope demonstrated that LDL-cholesterol and other lipids associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease were increased in young, normal weight and overweight men and women who consumed 25 percent of their caloric requirement as beverages sweetened with high fructose corn syrup or with fructose for two weeks. Dr. Stanhope will discuss the direct experimental evidence that suggests that consumption of high sugar diets is contributing to the U.S. epidemics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.RIP Barbell ClassA Sante Lakeside Fitness, Behind Safeway, Downtown Tahoe City, Saturdays, 8 a.m. through July 28. Visit or call 530-412-3120.JazzerkampCalling all kids grades first through sixth andamp;#8230; donandamp;#8217;t miss the fun! Sign up now for Jazzerkamp at the Truckee Community Center. Jazzerkamp is a fun dance fitness program designed for kids. Each four-day session will include aerobics, nutrition, dance technique, crafts, games, snack, T-shirts and an end-of-camp performance. Each session is $95 and will be held on July 23-26, Aug. 6-9, and Aug. 20-23, 8:45 a.m. until noon.For more information please contact Karen Aulwurm at 925-286-5316.Qi Gong Tai Chi on the RiverJoin summer classes on the banks of the Truckee River at Regional Park Riverfront barbecue area. Meet each Tuesday, 9 a.m. 10:1 a.m. Slow, rhythmical movements coordinated with deep focused breathing. Building and generating energy, enhancing your sense of well-being, removing energy blocks as you gently move your joints. Smile and laugh throughout the class to release negative and unwanted stored energy. Four thousand years of history and development brings this most relaxing and energizing format. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 or just show up.The First Tee Junior Golf Programat Tahoe City Golf Course Registration is now open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. Class sessions run July 10-July 31, Aug. 7-28. Classes are available for beginner to advanced youth golfers ages 7-18 years old.Cost is $80 per session; each session includes eight lessons. Financial assistance is available, easy to apply for, and completely confidential. Golf equipment is also provided for participants who do not have their own clubs.Registration can be completed online at Class schedule and registration forms may also be downloaded from the website or may be requested by calling 775-851-2332. Contact The First Tee of Northern Nevada at 775-851-2332 or for more information or to volunteer.Tahoe City Cupcake Mountain Bike Ride, July 10 What could be sweeter than mountain biking with the Chix before enjoying some delicious cupcakes from Sugar Pine Cakery? Burn off those calories pre-cupcake on the Tahoe Cross Country Centerandamp;#8217;s epic mountain bikes trails with the Tahoe Luna Chix. Meet at the Center at 5:30 p.m. Ride will depart at 5:40 p.m. Head out toward Painted Rock and the Tahoe Rim Trail. Get ready for some climbing and fun single track. For more information, visit, email or find them on Facebook.Take a hike with Volkssport and Trail TrekkersAmerican Volkssport Association (AVA) and Tahoe Trail Trekkers, Walk Event, July 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration at 64 acres parking area, Tahoe City. This is a free fun walk. All welcome. For AVA credit, $3. Hike 5km and 10km routes along Truckee River, then wind through William B. Layton State Park and the newly completed Tahoe City Lakeside Trail. For info contact Diane Morrison at 530-546-2325, or visit required for all entering seventh graders Nevada County Public Health Department is reminding parents that all incoming seventh graders will need to show proof of Tdap (whooping cough) immunization to be able to begin school in the fall. This is a continuance of Assembly Bill 354, which was signed into law and effects students in both private and public schools. All entering and advancing seventh graders, new and transfers must take a record of receiving the Tdap immunization to school. Tdap is a vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. A serious outbreak of pertussis, known as whooping cough, affected 9,000 Californians and caused 10 infant deaths in California in 2010. Adolescents and adults are also susceptible to pertussis. Contact your health care provider to prepare for the school year by getting vaccinated.Summer Food Service ProgramThe Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Healthy, made-from-scratch meals will be provided for free at the site and times as follows:Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Breakfast served 8:45-9:30 a.m.; lunch served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Meals will be provided Monday-Friday, through Aug. 24, on a first come, first serve basis. In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA; Director, Office of Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Ave., SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. Or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.NASTC Womenandamp;#8217;s Climbing Workshopon Donner SummitJoin a fun community of women July 20 and learn basic rock climbing skills or improve upon your established technique. NASTCandamp;#8217;s top female guides will share specific techniques for womenandamp;#8217;s body mechanics. The day will be centered around building confidence, friendships, sharing ideas and enjoying the natural camaraderie and support. There will be single pitch climbs for beginners and multi-pitch climbs of varying difficulties for more experienced climbers. Donner Summit is well known by climbers world-wide for its excellent granite. There are also some gentle climbs with simple movements and huge views. If getting off the ground for more than a few minutes is what you want or you want to be challenged mentally and physically there are lots possibilities. Women climbing with women is inspiring and fun. Price is $95 and includes: shoes, harness and helmet. Visit for more information.

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