Jared Fogle, the man who more than 10 years ago lost over 245 pounds by eating two SUBWAY sandwiches a day, will be at the White Middle School in Las Vegas this Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to speak to students, teachers and faculty about the need to eat healthy and stay fit.
White Middle School hosts 1,300 children in grades 6, 7 and 8 and is an active participant in the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit program. Jared’s story resonates with children and provides a real life incentive for kids to stay healthy and fit.
On the heels of a national study on obesity released earlier this summer, Jared has been speaking at venues across the country about the importance of making healthy food choices. With our country’s health care crisis at an all time high and health care related costs due to obesity in the billions. Jared, who has been a long-time advocate for children, believes that by investing in prevention through education it can make a significant impact.
Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit was started two years ago and has been recognized for program excellence both nationally and locally. Keeping Kids Fit incorporates diverse forms of technology along with hands on instruction to promote wellness. The program targets children and families who are statistically at a higher risk for childhood obesity.
Las Vegas locals have another reason to hit the Strip for a little summer entertainment.
The Blue Man Group at the Venetian has a locals-only offer - just mention “Kids Free” when buying your full-price ticket and get one children’s ticket free. This offer is valid for children 3-12 (children under 3 are also free and would sit on the lap of the adult) and is good through December 9, subject to availability.
Traveling to Las Vegas with your children can be a challenging proposition. Many parents are hesitant to take their kids inside a Strip casino for anything more than a walk through to the indoor mall. And the idea of staying there with the family is many times out of the question. Now, a new website makes it easier to find and identify where to go and what to do with your children while in Las Vegas.
Created by Las Vegas Retreats, Vegas Vacation Village lists most major and minor activities that a great for kids. Along with listings for shows, tours, excursions, and other good kids stuff, you’ll find information about what makes each item kid worthy and general reviews as well.
Linda Logan, owner of Las Vegas Retreats, says “Being in the vacation rental business, we see parents struggle with the adult nature of our city. We wanted to provide an easy way for parents and their kids to find the best of Las Vegas for families with children”. “We hope that providing this information in a useful kid friendly format, we can encourage parents to bring their families to Las Vegas.”
The website is set in an illustrated cartoon” style with a Vegas Rocker character for the kids, http://www.VegasVacationVillage.com is also a great source of information on kid friendly lodging and accommodations.
Useful information regarding lodging alternatives is listed. Popular among these are the vacation homes and condos for rent offered by Las Vegas Retreats. Vacation home rentals are a great alternative to hotel lodging. Guests have their own pools and privacy and aren’t burdened with the expense of constantly eating out and the inconvenience of waiting in line.
Just imagine- your kids can have plenty of entertainment options while staying safe and sound in their own private Las Vegas digs.
On Monday, Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons signed into a law a bill that makes it a felony to intentionally view child pornography with “specific intent” over the Internet. Before the new law, Nevada could prosecute those who downloaded images into their computer, but not those who just viewed them.
Under Nevada Assembly Bill 88, a person who intentionally views photographs or films depicting someone younger than 16 in “sexual conduct” is guilty of a felony, punishable by one to six years in prison.
In addition to these penalties, the new law also allows children used in pornography to file civil lawsuits to recover damages from those who depicted them in films or photos.
They can recover as much as $150,000 in damages, plus lawyer fees and cost. The person who filmed or photographed them in pornography does not have to be convicted of a crime before being sued.
The casting team of ABC’s parenting series “Supernanny” is in Las Vegas through this Friday, May 29, to meet local mom and dad candidates for the premiere episode of “Super-Manny.” The new show features child behaviorist Mike Ruggles. For more information, please call 1-877-626-6984 or visit their Web site, www.supernanny.com