Archive for September, 2012

HealthStart has partnered with Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) to hold a community sale. The sale will take place September 29th from 8:00am to 1:00pm at TUMC, 4001 Speedway, to raise money for the parish and children’s health literacy. Donations of old furniture, electronics, plants, books, household and baby items, CDs, DVDs, and anything else in good condition you want to give to a good cause are welcome!
Large items (furniture, clothing, electronics, etc.) can be dropped off at TUMC at the following times: Sunday, September 23, 12:45 – 2:00; Tuesday, September 25 6:00 – 7:30; Friday, September 28 4:00 – 7:00; and Saturday, September 29 6:30 – 8:00 AM
Books, CDs, DVDs and other small items can be dropped off anytime and placed in box located in the hallway behind the sanctuary for that purpose.
If you’ve got a passion for thrifting or baked goods, come by TUMC on the 29th to support us! If you’re interested in providing baked goods or volunteering for the event, need an alternate time to drop off an item or if you need more information, please visit the TUMC website’s Events Calendar at www.tumc.org or contact Jack Schulze at (512) 371-1040 or jack@ledgersheet.net

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September has been a great month for HealthStart as we are happy to announce that we have partnered up with Eco-Clean as part of their PROPs program, in which they donate 5% of their sales on Wednesdays of the month to us!

By bringing your clothes to Eco-Clean on Wednesdays, you’re helping give a child health for life and getting your clothes cleaned in an eco-friendly way. They clean nearly everything and also offer laundry services, stain removal, hanger recycling, and FREE delivery.

For more information, please visit their website http://www.ecocleanaustin.com and stop by Eco-Clean this Wednesday (2915 Guadalupe St., Austin) and tell them HealthStart sent you!
Read more about Eco-Clean’s awesome PROPs program and what they’re doing for us


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Hello to September!

Not too long ago we heard about this meat-alternative.  Although most people don’t opt for the meat alternatives, vegetarianism is something that a lot of people choose, and even non-vegetarians may opt for vegetarian dishes and restaurants.

I’m sure we all know someone who is a vegetarian or who went through a phase of vegetarianism.  Personally, I’m not, but I still love eating at vegetarian restaurants and trying meat alternatives.  I’m what the article below refers to as a “flexitarian.”

With today’s technology, meat alternatives are possible and not only that, are efficiently produced.  Raising a chicken from an egg takes a lot longer than combining ingredients to create this new product.  While it’s not the same as real meat, reports say it tastes identical to the real thing, without the cholesterol of real meat. You can still get protein from meat-alternatives, though you will still need to keep an eye out and be sure you complement these foods with beans, peanut butter, or whole-wheat bread.

Are you interested in meat alternatives; are you a vegetarian?

NPR Article

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