Chowline: Pizza Injuries in 2017?

Injuries aside, pizza remains one of the nation’s most popular foods……

I heard a report on the radio this morning that said pizza injuries have caused some people to go to the hospital. What is that all about?

You may be referring to a Sept. 5 tweet by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that reported on the number of trips to hospital emergency rooms that consumers across the country have said were associated with … pizza.

Yep, I said “pizza” and “emergency rooms” in the same sentence. How is that possible?

It turns out that last year alone, some 2,300 hospital emergency room visits by consumers were reportedly for pizza-related injuries, according to the CPSC. The government agency said many of the injuries were caused by, but not limited to:

  • Cuts obtained from cutting pizza
  • Burns obtained from hot pizzas and hot pizza pans
  • People falling while carrying a pizza
  • People falling while in a pizza restaurant or shop

And, according to the tweet, at least one person fell out of bed while reaching for a pizza. D’oh!

The data for the pizza injuries report was generated by the CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, which collects data on consumer product-related injuries that occur nationwide.

Injuries aside, pizza remains one of the nation’s most popular foods, with about 1 in 8 Americans reporting that they consume pizza on any given day, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Most adults, 59 percent, eat pizza for dinner, while 28 percent of adults eat it for lunch. Some 11 percent of adults eat it for a snack, while 2 percent of folks even eat pizza for breakfast.

USDA data also shows that on a day that a typical adult eats pizza, the pie accounts for approximately 27 percent of that person’s daily calorie intake, 39 percent of that person’s daily saturated fat intake, 38 percent of that person’s daily sodium intake and 35 percent of that person’s daily protein intake.

The pizza also serves as a source of important vitamins and minerals: On a typical day, the dish provides 37 percent of the person’s calcium intake and 58 percent of the person’s lycopene intake.

So the next time you indulge in pizza, enjoy, but take it safe and easy.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

Caughman Health Center Receives Grant

Funded by Blanchard Valley Health Foundation for New Equipment

 Blanchard Valley Health Foundation (BVHF) recently granted more than $38,000 to Caughman Health Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System that provides family practice and pediatric care to area residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

The grant funds were used to purchase pediatric hearing equipment, ultrasound power tables for patient rooms, 10 exam beds, and chairs for both visitors and associates.

Caughman Health Center offers patients health services with fees based on a sliding scale to assist those in need of affordable care. Most insurances are accepted, including Ohio Medicaid and self-pay, and financial assistance is available for those who quality. Caughman Health Center also offers an on-site laboratory, pharmacy assistance program, social workers and a care navigator for patient convenience. The new equipment purchased with the grant allows the experienced health care providers at Caughman Health Center to better serve the community. Caughman Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and individuals can schedule an appointment by calling 419.427.0809.

Through BVHF, Blanchard Valley Health System associates are given the opportunity to donate a portion of their paychecks to enhance or expand medical services. They may choose to donate to a department-designated fund, also known as a temporarily restricted fund, which are funds restricted for specific departments. Caughman Health Center’s grant was funded through its department-designated fund, which was formed primarily through associate donations.

“The grant funds that Caughman Health Center received exemplify that when associates give to their own department or an area of the health system they are passionate about, they can see firsthand where their dollars go and help their own organization provide exceptional care,” shared Sophie Miller, development associate at the BVHF. “Caughman Health Center has benefited greatly thanks to Blanchard Valley Health System associates assisting the organization.”

Community members are also encouraged to donate to BVHF and help establish funds such as this one. Funds raised through BVHF help Blanchard Valley Health System continue striving to provide the community with the highest quality care. To make a donation to BVHF or a specific Blanchard Valley Health System department or office, contact BVHF at 419.423.5457 or give@bvhealthsystem.org.

Custom Cut Specials – Sept. 18

Senior Citizens Tuesdays 10% OFF Any Purchase – From the farm to the freezer we’ll cut whatever you want!

Come on out!!!

Senior Citizens Tuesdays
10% OFF Any Purchase

– From the Farm to the Freezer
We’ll cut whatever you want!

Locally Raised – Grain Fed –
Freezer BEEF and PORK

Beef sides or Quarters – $2.75#
(price includes processing)

Hogs – $1.50#
(price includes processing)
((smoking – stuffing is extra))

Choose from
ALL Beef OR ALL Pork OR
1/2 & 1/2 COMBO)

– CALL FOR DETAILS –
– 419-257-3529 –

Ground FRESH Daily!
85% Lean Ground Beef
$4.79#

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Steak Bundle #1

Baker’s Dozen (13)
8 oz. CHOICE
NEW YORK STRIP

$69.00
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Grill Bundle

6 EACH of…
+ 8 oz. New York Strip
+ Bratwurst
+ Boneless Pork Chops
+ Leg Quarters
+ 1/3 pounder burger patties – 85% lean

All for ONLY $59.00
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Steak Bundle #2

Baker’s Dozen (13)
8 oz. Flat Iron Steaks

$49.00
SORRY – NO Substitutions!
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Save $1 per # on ALL FREEZER STREAKS!
While They Last…
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Pork Steak – $2.79#

Assorted Bone-In Chops – $2.29#

Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#

All Natural Chicken
Leg Quarters – 99¢
Boneless Breasts – $2.89#
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Walnut Creek Deli Cheeses
Colby – Swiss – Pepper Jack – Co-Jack
$5.49

We accept
Credit – Debit – EBT

AG DeWine Announces Take Action Scholarship Contest

“We encourage Ohio high school students to participate in this contest,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This is a way for students to learn about important consumer protection topics while demonstrating their creativity.”

Attorney General DeWine Announces 2018 Take Action Scholarship Contest

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the start of the 10th annual Take Action Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships.

To enter the contest, Ohio high school students (grades 9 to 12) must produce and submit a 60-second video on one of the following topics: the National Do Not Call Registry; dealing with illegal robocalls; or using technology to stop unwanted calls. The deadline to enter is Dec. 7, 2018.

Students may enter individually or in teams of two. College scholarships will be awarded to the top three winning individuals or teams: $2,500 for first place; $1,500 for second place; and $1,000 for third place.

“We encourage Ohio high school students to participate in this contest,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This is a way for students to learn about important consumer protection topics while demonstrating their creativity.”

Additional information, official rules, and guidelines are available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TakeActionContest.

NB Custom Cuts Specials This Week – Sept. 11 – 14

Winter is COMING > > > Fill your freezer with locally raised beef and pork!

Senior Citizens Tuesdays
10% OFF Any Purchase

– From the Farm to the Freezer
We’ll cut whatever you want! –

Winter is COMING

– Fill your freezer with
locally raised beef and pork! –

Beef sides or Quarters – $2.75#
(price includes processing)

Hogs – $1.50#
(price includes processing)
((smoking – stuffing is extra))

– CALL FOR DETAILS –
– 419-257-3529 –

Ground FRESH Daily!
85% Lean Ground Beef
$4.79#

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Frozen Ground Beef Patties
85% LEAN
– Half-pounders
– Third-pounders
– Quarter-pounders
– 6 to 1 burgers
(perfect for the kids or DOUBLE BURGERS!)
$5.35#

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USDA Choice: 
Ribeyes – $12.99#
Top Sirloin – $8.99#
N. Y. Strip – $11.99#
T- Bone – $10.99#
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Pork Steak – $2.79#

Assorted Bone-In Chops – $2.29#

Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#

All Natural Chicken
Leg Quarters – 99¢
Boneless Breasts – $2.89#
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Walnut Creek Natural Casing Hot Dogs
– $5.99# –

Walnut Creek Deli Cheeses
Colby – Swiss – Pepper Jack – Co-Jack
$5.49

We accept
Credit – Debit – EBT

PUCO Approves Winter Reconnect Order

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 5, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved the Winter Reconnect Order. The Winter Reconnect Order helps consumers reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season, between Oct. 15, 2018 and April 15, 2019.

Any customer of a PUCO-regulated electric or natural gas utility may take advantage of the order. Last winter heating season, more than 217,000 Ohio utility customers utilized the PUCO’s Winter Reconnect Order.

Energy utility service is vital, especially in the winter. The Winter Reconnect Order is an opportunity for Ohioans to avoid disconnection or to reconnect their gas and/or electric service once during the winter heating season. Customers who utilize the Winter Reconnect Order are required to pay the utility no more than $175 plus any applicable reconnection charge not to exceed $36. If the company’s reconnection charge is greater than $36, the balance may be billed to the customer the following month.

The Winter Reconnect Order also applies to customers seeking to establish new electric and natural gas service. Rather than paying the full security deposit that may be required for new service, customers can pay up to $175 and be billed any remaining balance of the security deposit the following month.

There is no income eligibility requirement to utilize the Winter Reconnect Order; however, customers who are at or below 175 percent of the federal income guidelines may apply for assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to pay the $175 amount.

Several other state and federal programs are also available to Ohioans who qualify, including the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus) and the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP). More information about these programs and additional ways to save on home heating bills this winter is available on Ohio’s Winter Heating Resource website at www.winterheat.ohio.gov.

If you would like to utilize the program, call your electric or natural gas utility between Oct.15, 2018 and April 15, 2019 to find out more information about your account and how to apply the Winter Reconnect Order to your utility bill. Utility representatives will explain the order, and if applicable, set you up on a payment plan for any default amount. PIPP Plus customers who would like to use the Winter Reconnect Order must pay the balance of any default they may have within one billing cycle in order to re-enroll in PIPP Plus.

Customers who have questions about the PUCO’s Winter Reconnect Order may contact the PUCO at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) or visit the PUCO’s website at www.PUCO.ohio.gov.

The Bath Tub

A multi-sensorial playground to nurture baby’s development…..

(Family Features) From bath time to bedtime, there are a number of rituals parents participate in with their children that bring them closer together. These small acts provide a sense of security to little ones and serve as family bonding time. However, many parents do not realize these everyday moments can be more impactful than they seem.

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A recent JOHNSON’S Global Bath Time Report, found that 84 percent of parents say bath time is some of the best quality time they get with their child, yet many parents underestimate its power and benefits. In fact, more than half of parents (58 percent) say bath time is not extremely important to their child’s brain development. Yet, emerging and foundational science reveals multi-sensorial experiences such as bath time can be critical to baby’s happy, healthy development.

During the first three years of life, 85 percent of baby’s brain is formed. Researchers have found that during the formative first years of life – every interaction – every moment – is an opportunity to help shape baby’s developing brain.

Bath time is more than cleansing; it’s a ritual that allows parents to unlock the full power of baby’s senses with opportunities to use smell, touch, sight and sound. Make bath time mean more with these fun ideas:

  • Don’t leave out the bubbles:Playing with bubbles can help babies develop hand-eye coordination and discover objects exist even when they can’t be seen.
  • Be a rock star for the night: Play music and sing songs during bath time, which can stimulate parts of the brain responsible for memory. Did you know that playing certain types of music stimulates parts of the brain responsible for visual imagery?
  • Give a language lesson in the tub: Talk back and forth with baby during this time. It can help with language development.
  • Link smell with happy memories:Pleasant smells, like those from a fragranced bath product, can create long lasting memories for baby when paired with the loving interaction of a parent.

Another big part of the after-bath routine is routine massage, and research shows that babies who receive routine touch and massage are more likely to make eye contact and have an overall positive expression. According to the JOHNSON’S Global Bath Time Report, only 19 percent of parents in the U.S. understand that baby massages are extremely important to their child’s brain development with nearly three in 10 (28 percent) saying it’s not at all important. Yet, this skin-on-skin contact through routine massage can lead to improved cognitive development and increased alertness and attentiveness for children.

Remember to think of the bath time routine as more than a simple task – it fosters development and a sense of well-being for baby and parents, alike. For more ideas and inspiration to create meaningful moments with your family, visit www.johnsonsbaby.com/so-much-more.

 

SOURCE:
Johnson’s Baby

BVH Gift Shop “Flamingo Designer Purse Bingo” Event

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) Gift Shop will host “Flamingo Designer Purse Bingo,” a bingo event with designer purses as prizes, including purses from brands such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade.

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) Gift Shop will host “Flamingo Designer Purse Bingo,” a bingo event with designer purses as prizes, including purses from brands such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade.

This event will be held on Saturday, September 22 in the Marathon Auditorium of BVH, located at 1900 South Main Street, Findlay. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bingo call will take place at 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy bingo, silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle and additional raffles. Light snacks will be provided.

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the BVH Gift Shop or by phone by calling 419.423.5388 on or before September 21. Cash and credit card are both accepted.

For questions or more information, please call Renee Chaskel at 419.425.5755.

Get Educated on Medicare in Medicare 101!

A representative from OSHIIP will be presenting a talk at the Perrysburg Area Senior Center (140 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg) on Tuesday, September 25…

Perrysburg, OH (September  2018) – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is working with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) to ensure our local seniors have all the information they need for this fall’s Medicare open enrollment. A representative from OSHIIP will be presenting a talk at the Perrysburg Area Senior Center (140 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg) on Tuesday, September 25 at 1 p.m. Come learn about the recent changes to Medicare and how the October 15 to December 7 Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period can work for you. Attendees will also get tips on how to enroll for 2019 coverage in a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) and/or a Medicare health plan, and will be able to see if they qualify to save an average of $4,000 on their prescription drug costs!

No RSVP is needed for the presentation on September 25, 2018. Please contact the Social Services Department at the Wood County Senior Center by calling 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935 if you have any questions. You may also contact OSHIIP directly at 1-800-686-1578.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

 For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.