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Kansas women upend Iowa State, 61-56


Ames, Iowa — Chelsea Gardner’s double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds carried Kansas University’s women’s basketball team to a 61-56 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday. It was KU’s third straight Big 12 victory, its first win in Ames since ...

Kansas snaps Cyclone's three game winning streak


After a missed three-point attempt, the Cyclones had to immediately foul, sending Gardner to the line with just five seconds remaining and a Kansas three point lead. Gardner, of course, delivered just as she had the entire game. She calmly sank both ...

Women’s Basketball: ISU drops first home game of season in 61-56 loss to Kansas


Kansas center Chelsea Gardner finished the first half with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and the Cyclones committed 11 turnovers in the first half. But the rest of the Jayhawks made just four of 23 shots, and Iowa State led, 24-22 at the half behind seven ...

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Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111. Memorial Contributions may be given to Ronald McDonald House. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Jason was born ...

Gardner Earns First Big 12 Weekly Honor of 2014-15


IRVING, Texas – Kansas forward Chelsea Gardner was selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 26 after her historic performance on Saturday against West Virginia. The 6-3 senior earned her first Big 12 Conference weekly ...

Gardner becoming a force in conference play


As a senior, forward Chelsea Gardner is half way through her final season at Kansas. High expectations were set for Gardner this season after the DeSoto, Texas native was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team. So far she’s living up to them. Gardner has ...

Gardner and Fernstrom Chosen Women’s Basketball Players of the Week


Chelsea Gardner (Kansas) and Bryanna Fernstrom (Iowa State) were selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week by a panel of media that covers the conference. Gardner earned her third career player of the week honor and first of the ...

Gardner Owns WVU


Gardner's Historic Day Leads Kansas Over West Virginia, 65-59 LAWRENCE, Kan. - For the first time in over 33 years a Kansas women's basketball player reached the 20-point, 20-rebound plateu. Senior forward Chelsea Gardner's exact 20-point, 20-rebound ...

Gardner’s 20-20 double-double carries Jayhawks past WVU women


LAWRENCE, Kan. — Chelsea Gardner’s 20-point, 20-rebound performance marked the most impressive double-double for a Kansas women’s player in 33 years, lifting the Jayhawks past West Virginia 65-59 on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. The Mountaineers (12 ...

Gardner's double-double lifts KU women past West Virginia


LAWRENCE — Kansas forward Chelsea Gardner and point guard Lauren Aldridge were determined to prove they could fend off West Virginia by themselves. Throughout the first half, the duo routinely created passing lanes and open shots for each other while the ...




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Two years of community college free for responsible students in GARDNER

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

Beans and peas are unique foods

bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

  1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

  2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.

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In GARDNER: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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