¼ cup butter (feel free to substitute with margarine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1½ cups powdered sugar
1 (10 ounce) bag of milk chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs
In a glass microwavable bowl, combine the white
chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
Stir to combine, and melt on high in the microwave
for one minute.
After one minute, stir the mixture, and microwave for
30 more seconds (or until mixture is smooth). T
ake out of the microwave and stir in the vanilla.
Place the Chex mix in a large heat resistant bowl
& pour the hot mixture over top. Stir until evenly coated.
Once covered, pour the mix into a 2-gallon resealable
plastic bag or a large brown paper sack.
Add the powdered sugar & shake until coated.
Meanwhile, place the Cadbury Mini Eggs into a
1-gallon resealable bag. Crush with heavy object (rolling pin), until
broken. Do not crush to crumbs. Mix the small chunks of Cadbury eggs into
the puppy chow mixture.
Store in airtight container or resealable bag in the
The UMass Dartmouth community will hold a celebration for Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox. Our UMD community will come together in the Campus Center on April 3, 2014 from 4-8 pm. There will even be a an appearance from Wally the Green Monster. There will be free food and novelties, along with a raffle for a pair of game tickets to a Boston Red Sox game. Leading up to this celebration, UMDoneyearstrong bracelets will be sold for $2 in the campus center. All proceeds will be donated to the OneFund.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created National
Nutrition Month as a campaign of nutrition education to remind consumers of how
important a lifestyle can be. “National Nutrition Month” has a theme of “Enjoy
the Taste of Eating Right” during this March of 2014. Consumer research has
proven that taste is the cause of consumers choosing food. Taste outdoes
nutrition typically followed by emotional and health factors. As a result, the
idea behind this years’ National Nutrition Month is combining good taste with
good nutrition. The campaign focuses on making healthy eating habits while
maintaining or developing an active lifestyle.
MARDI GRAS started thousands of years ago as a
celebration of spring and fertility. Eventually it became a introduction to
Lent after religious leaders molded the celebration into their faith. For
Christians, Mardi Gras marks the day before Ash Wednesday, leading
into 40 days of penance until Easter. Mardi Gras resembles the final day of indulging and
feasting before fasting, prayer, and reflection. In French, Mardi Gras means “Fat
Tuesday” which is another name we use for this day of overindulgence. For some
this means spoiling themselves with fatty, rich foods and well as alcohol one
last time before Lent.
American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. During the month of
February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. At the same time
it is important to learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay
"heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones. Cardiovascular
disease (CVD) includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. CVD is
the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading
cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family
activities. CVD costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including
the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
Take it one step at a time:
with your health care team
your blood pressure
your cholesterol checked
a healthy diet
a healthy weight
you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or another condition manage
by taking your medicine and understanding the risks and instructions
Valentine’s Day celebrates romance and love while many people choose to exchange cards, candy, gifts, or flowers with their Valentine. Valentine’s Day dates back to the fifth century being named for a Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. He was the patron of love, young people, and happy marriages.
Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. In 1926, Americans initially celebrated black history during “Negro History Week” which later became Black History Month. Since the start of Black History Month, February has been the month in which it is celebrated. Blacks began to gain a proper presence in the history books during the 20th century. Celebrating Black History Month is a result of the hard work of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Both of his parents were former slaves and he worked in the coal mines while growing up. He went on to achieve his Ph.D. from Harvard. He discovered that the black American population were ignored throughout history books and reflected as inferior when mentioned. Woodson took matters into his own hands and in 1915, he established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History which later became the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was responsible for launching Negro History Week which became Black History Month. February was chosen because it marked the birthdays of two men who helped influence the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
February also marks
·February 23, 1868 W. E. B. DuBois, important civil rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP, was born.
·February 3, 1870 The 15th Amendment was passed, granting blacks the right to vote.
·February 25, 1870 The first black U.S. senator, Hiram R. Revels (1822-1901), took his oath of office.