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NEW HORIZON RADIO ON PANDORA!
February is I Love to Read Month!
New Horizon 2015 Year in Review
February Menu
Grand Opening Event-Mpls Penn Ave School
New Horizon Academy Provides Access to High Quality Early Education in North Minneapolis
December Menu
North Minneapolis school now open
Biting Into a Healthy Lifestyle
How do you cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey?
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NEW HORIZON RADIO ON PANDORA!


We have big news to announce!

We have officially launched a radio station on Pandora called New Horizon Radio!
The station is a family friendly station that has music for kids and parents! Best of all…it’s ad free!

Please encourage your friends and families to try it out!

They can either search their player for New Horizon Radio or click on the link:
http://www.pandora.com/NewHorizonRadio

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February is I Love to Read Month!

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New Horizon 2015 Year in Review

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February Menu

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"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD), USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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Grand Opening Event-Mpls Penn Ave School

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New Horizon Academy Provides Access to High Quality Early Education in North Minneapolis

On Monday, November 30th, 2015, New Horizon Academy opened its doors to the community of North Minneapolis. This brand new, state of the art building, located at 34th and Penn Avenue North, will care for and educate nearly 200 children in the area.

“This particular project has been one that is very special to New Horizon Academy,” said Chad Dunkley, CEO of New Horizon Academy. “We believe that every child deserves the highest quality of care and education and we are thrilled to be able to provide the children of North Minneapolis with that here at New Horizon Academy.”

The new school features two infant rooms, an infant transition room, two toddler classrooms, four preschool classrooms and a school-age classroom. The beautiful three story building with two playgrounds on its roof is surely one that stands out in its neighborhood.

The new school will open almost at its full capacity, which goes to show just how much our high quality early education program is needed in the North Minneapolis area. Children will have a safe place to learn and grow, many parents shared that “it is a blessing for our family” and “a dream come true.”

New Horizon Academy is a family owned, Minnesota based company that has been serving children and their families for more than forty years. With our highly qualified and trained teachers, our proven curriculum and our beautiful facility, our goal is to provide the best child development on the planet.

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December Menu

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"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD), USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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North Minneapolis school now open

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Biting Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Biting into a healthy lifestyle encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that focus on living well. This means making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight and promote overall good health.

Since it was National Nutrition Month, my family made a pact to try new foods that support healthy eating. Last night, we tried an alternative to spaghetti. We had organic black bean spaghetti. The boys were not sure about this new dish. Just look at Will’s expression!

But we each promised to try it with an open mind. And believe it or not, we all liked it! It was really fun to try something new and add to our menu. We will definitely have this dish again. Actually, it will replace our typical spaghetti dinner.

We also decided to try something new to get us all moving. My husband and I both have Fitbits and use them to track our steps. Ben and Will found this pretty interesting and wanted to get into the action, so we got pedometers for them. The boys have been having a blast wearing the pedometer and seeing how many steps they take each day. Now at dinner time, we compare our steps and talk about ways that we can keep moving to stay healthy.

We have found fun ways to walk together as a family.
• We went out for a “Moonlight Trail Walk” on a trail in our neighborhood. It was fun to crunch through the snow and walk in the light of the moon.
• During a recent trip to the mall, we took the stairs instead of the escalator.
• Play! We have been playing a lot of movement games, tag, follow-the-leader, musical chairs, soccer, etc. We are having a blast learning how playing can help you be healthy.
• The boys are becoming experts at helping me get more steps. “Let’s park in the spot farthest from the door to the grocery store.” “Mom, I left my socks upstairs, so you could get more steps in getting them.” I am not sure if the last one is really an attempt to help me get more steps or good excuse to have me run upstairs instead of running up themselves. But anyway, we are having a lot of fun moving and staying fit as a family.
• I look forward to warmer weather and bike rides, soccer games, hikes, and all of the other fun adventures that happen as spring approaches.

The USDA offers us a useful tool to Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle. Check out http://www.supertracker.usda.gov for guidance about how many servings of protein, grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk your child would need in a day. You can also get a personalized food and physical activity plan for yourself by creating a profile using basic information about your activity level, height, weight, age, and gender.

We did this with the boys. I was surprised by how interested they were in learning about being healthier. Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle is off to a good start in our house; we are looking forward to a happy and healthy year!

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How do you cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey?

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