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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 DTMS Dogies of the Week cou00esy photo Dugen-Terango Middle School Dogies of the Week for December 13-17, 2010 were Kayci Alvarez, Jesse Lynch and Alyssa Palacios. Pictured with the students is Leo Garcia, Principal at DTMS. NM DOH: Students Report Higher Rates of Overweight, Obesity Submitted by NM DEPT. of HEALTH/Santa Fe More high school students were overweight or obese than previous years, almost one-quar- ter of students met recommended levels of physical activity, and almost one-third drank at least one soda a day, according to a 2009 survey of high school stu- dents in New Mexico. Twenty- eight percent of students reported being obese or overweight, up from 23.5 percent in 2003. The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, con- ducted every other year by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Public Education Department, collects data self-re- ported by students from most of Rural Bookmobile West to visit Hidalgo County .... The New Mexico State Li- brary Rural Bookmobile West will be visiting Hidalgo County and surrounding areas on the fol- lowing dates: Thursday, January 13, Feb- mary 10 and March 10 Rodeo Grocery/Cat6-2:00 - 2:45 Animas Post Office-3:15 - 3:45 Hachita Food Mart-4:30 - 5:30 Rural Bookmobile West serves Catron, Cibola, Grant, Hidalgo, McKinley, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties. The program is funded in part with a grant from the Insti- tute of Museum and Library Ser- vices which administers the Li- brary Services and Technology Act. The bookmobile vehicles are purchased with funding appro- priated by the New Mexico state legislature. Funds contributed by several counties support the book budget. the 89 school districts in New Mexico. The survey was com- pleted by 22,249 high school students and 23,628 middle school students. The survey asks students about body weight, physical activity and nutrition as well as other behaviors and pro- tective factors in their lives. The middle school survey asked stu- dents about their perceptions of their weight instead of their height and weight measurements. The rate of obesity or over- weight among boys (32.9 per- cent) was&apos;43 percent higher than among girls (23 percent). There was no statistically significant difference by grade level. Almost 15 percent of high school stu- dents were overweight and 13.5 percent were obese in 2009. "We have been creating part- nerships within communities to establish environments that sup- port healthy foods and activity as part of people's daily lifestyles," said Patty Morris, who leads the Department of Health's obesity prevention work. "There is rio easy solution to curb our z;aesof oesitv,., an d it will take everyon'e working together - families, schools, businesses and government." Students with high levels of caring and supportive relation- ships with their parents, teachers, peers or other adults in the com- munity were less likely .to be obese or overweight than other students. They were also more likely to meet recommended lev- els of physical activity and less likely to drink at least one can of soda per day. Most-students did not meet recommended levels of physical activity or have an appropriate diet. About 23.4 percent of high school students and 30.2 percent of middle school students met the recommended level of physi- cal activity, at least one hour of physical activity daily. Almost 21 percent of high school students ate the recommended five serv- ings or more of fruits or veg- etables. This fall, the Department of Health's program, Healthy Kids New Mexico, will begin a cam- Paign to encourage elementary A,T, DISPOSAL, INC, For your Residential & Commercial needs PO Box 2222 Deming NM 88031 school-age children to limit how many sugar-sweetened beverages they drink. The Department will also begin a pilot program to help elementary schools assess their environments, develop plans to promote healthy eating and physical activity and connect schools with other local partners that can assist them. The Department collabo- rates with state and local agen- cies and community partners across New Mexico to help com- munities develop polices and programs that support families in developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Healthy Kids New Mexico creates healthy environments and policies to empower children, families and communities to make healthy food choices and increase physi- cal activity. The Department es- tablished the program with state and local partners in Las Cruces and has expanded to Chaves County and tribal communities. Other related measures: About one-third of high Phone: 575-542-87(18 $12 school students and middle school studentswatched three or: more hours of television on a typi-" i i cal school day. ..... About half Of all stu- (tents spent more than three hours per school day vcatching televi- sion, playing video games or us- ing the computer for non-school related work. Boys (HS=58.5 per- cent; MS=57.5 percent) were more likely to engage in this sed- entary activity than girls (HS=46.4 percent MS=48.2.per- cent). 11.3 percent of high school students and 9.9 percent of middle school students said there was sometimes or often not enough food to eat in their fam- ily. About half of high school students and 45.5 percent of middle school students did not attend physical education class at all in at typical school week. By state statute, physical education is a required program for all students, K-12. State funded after school programs fo- cus on nutrition, physical activ- ity and academic activities. NMUe# 81570 AZtJe# WNMU Professor Jost will travel to India for one semester ets and the evolution of the acoustic signals they produce during courtship. As a researcher at the University of Texas, she studied the adaptive evolution of Manda C. Jost, Associate Professor voltage-gated sodium channel proteins, which have diverse functions in animal nervous sys- tems and elsewhere (such as pro- viding natural resistance to deadly neurotoxins). Her research on the evolution of neurotoxin resistance in puffer fish was fea- tured in the New York Times in December 2009. As a Fulbright Scholar and an Ambassador for the U.S. De- partment of State, Dr. Manda Jost proudly represents WNMU as well as the state and the nation. "WNMU congratulates Dr. Jost and the Department of So- cial Sciences from Dr. Randy Jennings, Natural Sciences Chair; Dr. Faye Vowell, Provost; and Dr. John Counts, WNMU President," stated Professor Gloria Maya, Fulbright campus representative. The Fulbright Scholar program, sponsored by the U.S. government and managed by. the Council for In" ternational Ex- change of Schol- ars, a division of the Institute of In- ternational Educa- tion, " is the country's oldest and most distin- guished international academic exchange program and works di- rectly with approximately 2,400 representatives on college and university campuses across the United States in collaboration, with international governments and educational institutions glo- bally. Awards are available in ap- proximately 140 participating countries. Fulbright information is available at www.cies.org <http://www.cies.org> Submitted by ABE VILLARREAL/WNMU Dr. Manda C. Jost, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of the Fulbright- Nehru Visiting Lecture Program Award. Dr. Jost will travel in De- cember 2010' for a six-month lec- tureship with her host institution Kurukshetra Uni- versity in the northern Indian area of Kurukshetra, Haryana. An evolu- tionary biologist, Dr. Jost will teach applied evolu- tionary biology and research Dr. methods to life science students at Kurukshetra University. She will coordinate visiting work- shops in applied phylogenetics at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Dr. Jost plans to initiate col- laborative research on north In- dian and Himalayan insect biodiversity and explore possi- bilities for a future "educational partnership between Kurukshetra University and Western New Mexico University that would give Indian students an opportu- nity to study forest and wildlife management in the United States. Dr. Jost is mentoring WNMU stu- dents for future international edu- cational Opportunities with the student .Fulbright program. Dr. Jost received her Ph.D. in biology at Harvard University and in the last 15 years has taught courses in evolution and biologi- cal diversity-at several universi- ties including Harvard and the University of Texas at Austin. A trained field biologist, Dr. Jost, has conducted field studies in biologically diverse countries in- cluding Columbia, Ecuador and Southern Africa as a continuation of her Harvard University doctorial research studies in phy- logenetic relat!onships of crick- Central Students of the Week Some good holiday reading at the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library Courtesy submission Miracle and Other Christmas Christmas in the Old West by Sam Travers The Santa Claus Bank Robber 3' by A.C..Greene Christmas Songs and their Sto- ries by H.H.Wernecke Flight of the Reindeer by Robert Sullivan Oh Christmas Tree by Bryan Keith Byrd Christmas Around the World Se- ries A Christmas Story by Jean Shep- herd Stores Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid The Christmas Spirit by Joel Osteen. On Christmas Eve by Thomas Kinkade Our Holiday Open House will be Thursday, December 23, all day during business hours. Stop by for some holiday cheer. 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