SAVE off admission to the Enchanted Forest Water Safari

SAVE OVER $5 off admission to the Enchanted Forest Water Safari – New York’s largest water theme park!

Thru September 7, 2020

Old Forge, NY

Get your tickets 24/7 at any open Price Chopper/Market 32 register starting on July 5, 2020.

General Admission pass $32 at all Price Chopper/Market 32 store locations!

Ages 12 & up-save over $5 off the regular adult admission price!

Children ages 3-11 save over $1 off regular admission price!

New York’s largest water theme park offers something for everyone, with 32 of the wettest, wildest water slides around. There are so many rides & attractions spread throughout the park, you won’t spend your fun in line! All rides feature heated water and parking is FREE! Enchanted Forest Water Safari-Where the Fun Never Stops!

www.watersafari.com

 

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Help fight childhood cancer

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Freihofer’s will donate 10 cents to the Melodies Center with the purchase of specially marked Freihofer’s products. 

 

The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Med is leading the way. They are the only provider of care for children and teens with cancer and blood disorders in the 25 counties they serve.

 

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Veterans with disabilities are more susceptible to the impact of COVID-19.

Donate to DAV at checkout and help them get access to the benefits and services they need.

Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations, up to $5,000 from July 1 – 31, 2020.

  • •For our nation’s 4.7 million disabled veterans, the coronavirus creates a set of unique challenges—not only do service-connected illnesses place these individuals in higher-risk categories, but many now also face a dire financial situation due to lost income.
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  • •DAV is a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. This continues in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of virtual hiring events.
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  • •Provides emergency relief funding to help veterans who’ve lost income due to the pandemic or suffered as a result of a natural disaster.
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  • •With your help, DAV can continue to support more than a million veterans every year in life changing ways by providing them with access to employment resources, healthcare, benefits, and advocacy to help them through this pandemic and beyond.
  •     To learn more, visit dav.org.
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Now more than ever, families need milk.

Round up your change at checkout and Fill a Glass with Hope®.

Funds raised will be used to provide milk to families in need through the regional food bank in your area. 

  • • Fill a Glass with Hope® provides a means for food banks to purchase milk for the families they serve.
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  • • Milk is the number one requested item at food banks.
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  • •Donations raised stay local and benefit regional food banks.
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  • • Food Banks use the donations raised to purchase milk locally at a discounted rate and distribute it to the families they serve.
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  •  To learn more, visit americandairy.com 
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Cancer hasn’t stopped. So neither have we.

Round up your change and donate at the register and support the American Cancer Society.

Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations, up to $5,000!

  • • There will be 1,806,590 newly diagnosed cancer cases in 2020.
  • • There will be 606,520 cancer deaths in 2020.
  • • Because of COVID-19:

• Cancer patients and survivors are facing threats on multiple fronts right now, including the struggle to get and afford health care.

    • • 1 in 4 report a delay in care or treatment.
    • • One-third of all patients say they’re worried about the impact COVID-19 will have on their ability to get care, a concern that is especially prevalent among patients in active treatment.
    • •80% of our call volume is related to COVID-19.

To learn more, visit www.cancer.org/coronavirus 

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Help Cure Rare Disease efforts to advance research to treat rare, genetic diseases.

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Freihofer’s will donate 10 cents to Cure Rare Disease with the purchase of specially marked Freihofer’s products. 

Cure Rare Disease is a 501c3 nonprofit biotechnology organization that is pioneering the development of tailor-made medicines for children suffering from rare, genetic diseases who have no treatment or cure. Cure Rare Disease (CRD) does this through a collaboration of the leading academic research institutes, researchers and clinicians in the United States. Founded by Rich Horgan, Cure Rare Disease was born out of frustration with the lack of medical options for his own brother Terry, who was born with a muscle-wasting disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. People impacted by Duchenne typically live until their mid-20s and there is currently no effective treatment or cure. Moreover, over 30% of rare disease patients are children.

The Cure Rare Disease customized therapeutic approach is a new approach to treating previously untreatable rare and genetic diseases. Whereas traditional drug development treats more prevalent diseases with a one-size-fits-all approach, and has followed this approach for decades — Cure Rare Disease and collaborators develop customized medicines using the patient’s own cells to inform and guide therapeutic development. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine, Charles River Laboratories, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and several other collaborators work together and share their findings to accelerate the research from research bench to patient bedside. 

The ultimate vision of Cure Rare Disease is to enable all patients, regardless of their disease, to get an effective treatment in time. We do so by working across the healthcare ecosystem with the FDA, insurance companies, researchers and clinicians so that our customized therapeutics will be covered by insurance and efficiently approved by the FDA.

You can learn more about Cure Rare Disease at cureraredisease.org and follow them on social media @cureraredisease.

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United Way needs your help now more than ever!

Round up your change at checkout and support the United Way’s COVID-19 Response.

We have kicked things off with a $25,000 donation. Your generosity helps connect our community members with resources providing food, shelter and other essential services through United Way’s global network. 

  • •United Way fights for the health, education, and   financial stability for every person in every  community.
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  • •Donations raised in your store will benefit your   local United Way Chapter. 
  • •United Way’s COVID-19 resources: United Way is uniting community partners in regional fundraising   efforts to support critical community needs.
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  • •United Way is coordinating volunteers to support in-person and virtual volunteer needs of   organizations   that continue to provide essential services.
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  • •United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline operates 24/7 in over 200 languages and provides free, confidential referrals   to essential services, and is supporting COVID-19 related questions and concerns.

http://UnitedWay.org

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What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals?

Less than one week ago, the 2020 Census fully kicked off, and invitations continue to arrive in mailboxes across the nation.  Currently, more than eleven million households have responded. America is stepping up to shape our future and ensure families and communities are counted. In support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. With the flexibility and support of the American people, the Census will achieve a complete and accurate count which helps guide funding decisions for things like hospitals, roads and emergency services. The public is strongly encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and can also respond by phone or mail. 

 

Learn more about the importance of the #2020Census and how to participate:

www.2020census.gov

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Written by Jodie Fitz

The year is flying, but with every month I get to release new recipes at the Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club! Sharing new, and easy, flavor combos is one of my favorite things to do.

What’s on the menu this month?  More yummy goodness!

  • • Mint Chocolate Fake Shake
      •           A great way to add in spinach that can be tasted!
  • • Cauliflower Nuggets
    •           A delicious snack or side dish the kids will love!
  • • Chocolate – Peanut Butter Pudding
    •           A surprisingly delicious dessert with avocado you can’t taste!

Mint Chocolate Fake Shake

2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach

2 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt

1 ½ cups PICS low fat milk

1 tablespoon PICS unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon PICS honey

1 – 2 drops mint extract

 

Measure and add the spinach, vanilla frozen yogurt, low fat milk, cocoa powder, honey and mint extract into the blender pitcher.  Blend and serve!

Dairy Allergies?

  • • Replace the milk with coconut milk or your other favorite dairy alternative. Always choose based on    your own dietary needs.
  • • Replace the frozen yogurt with a frozen dairy free vanilla alternative based on your dietary needs.

More on the Mint Extract:  Use a clean eyedropper that’s purchased solely for kitchen purposes to add a couple of drops of extract.  Mint extract is delicious, but it can be strong.

Lessons for children with this recipe include:

  • • Measuring ingredients
  • • Leveling dry ingredients
  • • Blender safety

Cauliflower Nuggets

1 large head cauliflower

2 cups PICS seasoned breadcrumbs

2 teaspoons PICS onion powder

1 teaspoon Full Circle organic turmeric

1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon PICS garlic powder

½ teaspoon dry mustard

3 PICS eggs

¼ cup PICS milk

PICS nonstick canola cooking oil

 

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

 

Wash the cauliflower and cut it into small florets and place them in a bowl. 

Stir the breadcrumbs, onion powder, turmeric, sea salt, garlic powder and dry mustard together.  Set aside.

Coat a nonstick baking sheet with a heavy coat of the nonstick cooking spray.

Using a hand whisk, whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl.  Pour the mixture over the florets and stir until they are fully coated. 

Dredge the coated cauliflower florets in the breadcrumb mixture.  Place the breaded florets on the coated baking sheet.  Once they are all on there, spray a light coat of canola oil on them.   Bake for 20 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and the outside is browned.

Serve with your favorite low/no sugar condiments.

Lessons for children with this recipe include:

  • • Preparing cauliflower florets
  • • Knife safety
  • • Measuring ingredients
  • • Leveling dry ingredients
  • • Cracking eggs
  • • Whisking
  • • Dredging
  • • Oven safety

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

1 avocado

1 banana

¼ cup PICS unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup PICS peanut butter

¼ cup vanilla coconut milk

¼ cup PICS honey

2 teaspoons PICS vanilla extract

 

Remove the avocado from the skin and discard the seed in the center.  Place the avocado in the blender.

Peel the banana and add the peeled banana to the blender.

Add the cocoa powder, peanut butter, coconut milk, honey and vanilla extract to the blender.   Blend and serve!

Nut allergies?

  • Replace the peanut butter with WOWButter®, which can be found in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.
  • Replace the coconut milk with milk, low fat cream or another substitute based on your dietary needs.

Lessons for children with this recipe include:

  • • Preparing different fruits
  • • Knife safety
  • • Measuring ingredients
  • • Leveling dry ingredients
  • • Blender safety

I’ll be out in the community and here’s where you can see me this month:

March 28th

Capital District Flower and Garden Show

11am on stage and then serving a tasty bite in the main entrance area

Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY

This event is open to the community. 

The Kids Cooking Club is also visiting the following schools/programs this month:

YMCA After School Club Dorothy Nolan Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

Gardner Dickinson Elementary School and After School Club – Troy, NY

YMCA After School Club Lake Avenue Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

YMCA After School Club West Avenue Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

All Saints Academy – Albany, NY

If you would The Kids Cooking Club to visit your school or event please email me at jfitzcooking@yahoo.com

Cheers to another Tasty Month ~ Jodie

P.S.  I can’t wait for next month’s recipes with you.

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Don’t miss Capital Region CANstruction at the NY State Museum!

March 4 – 18, 2020

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

9:30am–5pm

Museum is closed on Mondays

FREE admission

 

Bring non-perishable food items to donate and vote for your favorite structures!

 

www.capitalregioncanstruction.com

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