Sports & Recreation
 

Carson Jr. High's Male Student Athlete of the Year

  By Tasha Silverhorn
  Au-Authm Action News
 

On May 24, Daniel Smith, Jr. [or “Big Dan,” as he is called by his coaches], received the 2010–11 Male Student Athlete of the Year Award at Carson Junior High’s awards ceremony. Throughout the school year, Smith participated in wrestling, flag football, and cross country, and he was also recognized for his fundraising efforts for each sport. While on the school’s wrestling team, he ended the season with a first-place win in his weight division during the Mesa Junior High School Wrestling Tournament in October 2010.

 

Healthy Weight Loss Education From Scottsdale Community College Wellness

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

On May 24, Michele Kuhn, coordinator of health and wellness education at Scottsdale Community College, gave a presentation to Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members on the topic of healthy weight loss. The discussion addressed the risks associated with obesity and key factors associated with healthy weight loss.

 

Brown Bag Lunches Can Improve Healthy Eating

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

On June 2, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled My Plate, the government’s new healthy-eating symbol. The new symbol is a circle designed to look like a dinner plate, divided into four sections. Two of the sections represent fruits and vegetables, one represents grains, and one represents protein. There is also a small circle out to the side, meant to represent low-fat dairy such as a glass of milk or cup of yogurt. Additional nutrition information can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov.

 

Salt River High School Athletics Make Transition Into Division IV

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

After formulating its Strategic Plan two years ago, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) looked into restructuring the organization to improve both finances and competitiveness. One of the issues it encountered was that too many divisions existed in Arizona school sports. Arizona had seven divisions, and in comparison with other states, there were more divisions here.