Thanksgiving is by far, one of the best holiday’s. There’s nothing better than a perfectly roasted turkey and a pile of mashed potatoes. It’s a day full of food, football, and family.
With all of the delicious food available during this time of year, it’s easy to lose focus when it comes to health and fitness. It can be hard to stay active, especially with the cold weather moving in, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday’s.
However there are some fun ways to stay fit. Annual events such as Turkey Trot 5k’s and 10k’s are a great way to work off your Thanksgiving dinner; and it’s something the family can do together.
You can register for a Turkey Trot by visiting the following link: 2014 Turkey Trots
While we’re on the topic of health and fitness…do you know the proper portion sizes you should consume at Thanksgiving Dinner?
Based on 1,000 calorie plate:
-1/2 cup of potatoes
-1/2 cup of veggies
-4 oz of turkey
-1/2 cup of rice or other side
-1 dinner roll
Make sure to leave room for pie!
GIVING THANKS AND SHARING:
As you give thanks this year for health and family, take a moment to remember those who are in need. There are many people in our community and city who go without food on a daily basis. Here at the AYC, we serve over 40,000 hot meals each year to the children who walk through our doors.
It is with your support and donations that we are able to provide this service to our community.
Please consider the AYC this year as you make your charitable donations.
If you wish to donate to the Alfond Youth Center you can do so by visiting our website. ClubAYC.org.
I have also included a list of local food pantries below. Together we can make this community grow, as we feed the poor, nourish the minds of our children, and work towards the goal of making the Greater Waterville Area a stronger community.
Greater Waterville Area Food Bank: 61 Pleasant Street, Waterville, ME 04901
United Way of Mid-Maine: 105 KMD, Waterville, ME 04901
Thank you for supporting our organization. From all of us at the Alfond Youth Center, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.