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1. JAMES LANSBERRY, vice president of SAMARITAN MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, canspeak on making health care choices available to Americans: "Patient-centeredhealth options, like health savings accounts and health care-sharingministries, are much better ways to fix health care than a 'public option'that quickly becomes the 'only option.' We need more choices, not fewer. Apublic option will give us fewer choices." Lansberry is located in Peoria,Ill. News Contact: Kip Horstmann, Phone: +1-877-764-2426, ext. 139 (7/1/09)

1. COOKING: GINGERBREAD HOUSES MAKE FUN AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROJECTS FOR ANYSEASON. CHRISTINA BANNER, winner of the National Gingerbread House Competitionand Food Network's Gingerbread Challenge, and author of the new book, "How toBuild a Gingerbread House": "Making a gingerbread house is a fun holidayproject that brings the whole family together. Imagine the excitement oftransforming visions of butterscotch windows and candy-covered trees into asweet reality. Gingerbread houses can be made at any time of year, from afestive Christmas design with sparkling sugar snow to a gingerbreadsandcastle, or even a spooky Halloween creation. And the best part is that theentire project can be made using everyday ingredients and basic kitchenequipment; no special cake decorating tools or experience required." Bannercan offer tips and advice for constructing a gingerbread house, as well ascreative decorating ideas and easy recipes. She is based in Newland, N.C.(7/2/09)

2. NUTRITION: CURB OVEREATING DURING SUMMER MONTHS. CARLA COCCO, R.N.,practical nursing coordinator at BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE in Cincinnati: "Thegrill is, perhaps, the main reason why many people gain weight during thesummer. It's not just the grilled ribs, steaks, hot dogs and burgers. It's thepotato and macaroni salads that we pile on the side, and the much-lovedambrosia recipes that wrap normally healthy fruits into a mountain of whippedcream. And it's all those sugary drinks we find refreshing. But take heart.Your next barbecue doesn't have to pack a punch with extra pounds. Somesensible advice on how to avoid extra calories: Instead of grilling ribs andsausages, substitute these high-fat meats with chicken, fish or pork. Porktenderloin is virtually as lean as chicken breast. It is important, though, touse a meat thermometer to ensure the meat is cooked thoroughly." News Contact:Steve Dobbins, Phone: +1-513-830-2005 (7/2/09)

3. NUTRITION: IS SUGAR REALLY ANY BETTER FOR YOU THAN HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORNSYRUP? KIM GALEAZ, registered dietitian; writer; and culinary and nutritionconsultant to food and beverage companies, restaurants and supermarkets, isavailable to review the facts of high-fructose corn syrup, what it is, whethersugar is better for one's health, and whether high-fructose corn syrup can fitinto a daily diet: "Balanced with a dose of moderation, nutrient-rich foodsand physical activity, all-natural sweeteners -- sugar, honey and high-fructose corn syrup -- have a place in just about anyone's healthful diet. Allthree are virtually the same, from a metabolic and caloric standpoint, withsimilar composition (roughly 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose), andfour calories per gram." Galeaz helps her clients position and promote theirproducts with practical, consumer-friendly and accurate science-basednutrition information. She has been published on topics such as food,nutrition and healthy supermarket shopping, and is based in Indianapolis andJacksonville, Fla. News Contact: Amy Takis, Phone: +1-212-229-8431 (7/2/09)

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.To submit an Opportunity by e-mail: profnet@profnet.comTo consult the ProfNet Experts Database: contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1To share a thought on ProfNet Expert Alerts: profnetalerts@prnewswire.com___________ TOPIC ALERT Health Care Reform (continued, 1 response) _____________ EXPERT ALERTS 1. Cooking: Gingerbread Houses Make Fun, Family-Friendly Projects 2. Nutrition: Curb Overeating During Summer Months 3. Nutrition: Is Sugar Really Any Better Than High-Fructose Corn Syrup?



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