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The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Feb 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Feb 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 79

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8 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 8 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Erin Jones Council and Political Reporter T 8950 9728 jonese@aliceadvocate.com.au Cameron Boon Entertainment and Police Reporter T 8950 9707 boonc@aliceadvocate.com.au Mluleki Moyo Business Reporter T 8950 9706 moyom@aliceadvocate.com.au Sally Brooks Indigenous Affairs Reporter T 8950 9710 brookss@aliceadvocate.com.au Dale Fletcher Sports Editor T 8950 9729 fletcherd@aliceadvocate.com.au Troy Walsh Features Reporter T 8950 9709 walsht@aliceadvocate.com.au Penelope Bergen Deputy Editor T 8950 9714 bergenp@aliceadvocate.com.au Warren Thomson Sports Reporter T 8950 9712 thomsonw@aliceadvocate.com.au Steve Menzies Features Editor T 8950 9731 menziess@aliceadvocate.com.au delivering 110-plus Central Australian news stories weekly. What is going on in your area? Do you have a tip off, photo or information that needs further investigation? Call us: Call, email, see us. Your local news team Gary Wasserman Editor T 8950 9777 wassermang@aliceadvocate.com.au wed love to hear from you :) 4 7 3 3 0 5 /1 2 NEWS Look for your lower fat favourites By Sarah Mackney, Healthy Living NT dietitian Australias Healthy Weight Week 10-week challenge WEEK 3 Challenge Choose lower fat versions of three foods you eat often. Bring Down the Fat. When it comes to achieving a healthy weight, small steps add up. In fact, little changes like choosing a low-fat product have a more positive impact on health than drastic ones. This is because you are more likely to stick with smaller changes over time. Unfortunately when people think of losing weight, many think they need to cut out all fat from their diet. This is not only hard to achieve, but a small amount of fat is essential for good health. Last weeks challenge was to eat breakfast every day. Research has shown that those who regularly eat breakfast and choose lower fat foods maintain a healthier body weight. This weeks challenge may seem like a bridge too far for some, but by swapping three foods you regularly eat to lower fat versions, your health and waistline will thank you. Fat has about twice as many kilojoules per gram as carbohydrates and proteins. In other words, you could eat twice as much carbohydrate or protein as fat and get the same amount of kilojoules. This is why making this small change can make a big difference. So start with three foods you enjoy that have low fat versions available and make the change. You dont have to choose no fat versions, just lower fat. The taste may be a pleasant surprise, or a little different to start with, but you will get used to it. Habits take time to change. It may help you to learn about the foods you eat by reading nutrition labels. Look for 'low fat,' 'non-fat' and 'reduced fat' claims on food packages. Be careful sometimes light might just mean light in flavour, not in fat. Understanding nutrition information on food packaging can be challenging. If you would like to know how to read a nutrition information panel, or learn more about nutrition claims, contact Healthy Living NT 8952 8000 to attend a supermarket tour. Try a couple of these changes: n Swap a regular cappuccino (711kJ) for a cappuccino with skim milk (391kJ) n Swap a tub of yoghurt (809kJ) for a light yoghurt (690kJ) n Swap a regular iced coffee (1716kJ) for a light iced coffee (1200kJ) n Swap 100g T-bone steak (1034kJ) for rump steak (777kJ) n Swap full fat cheese (567kJ) for low fat cheese (401kJ) n Swap 3 tbsp sour cream (1355kJ) for extra light sour cream (408Jj) To help celebrate the 10-week challenge, Gloria Jeans in Alice Springs is offering 50c off any sized coffee made with skim or soy milk from today until Monday, March 5. Remember its not too late to start the 10-week challenge. For more information go to www.healthyweightweek .com.au o Next weeks challenge: Aim to be active 30 minutes every day. Thieves target cars Police: Keep valuables out of view Cameron Boon CARS right across Alice Springs were broken in to over the weekend and police say the only thing they can do is remind people to keep valuables out of sight. Senior Sergeant Craig Ryan said there had been numerous break-ins in Larapinta and Sadadeen, but other parts of town had been hit as well. He said: There were two break-ins at Engoordina Drive, where car windows were smashed. While the first car didnt have anything taken from it, the second had an iPhone and a pink Olympus camera stolen. There was a break-in at Hibiscus Street, where a win dow of the car was smashed and a set of speakers taken from the back seat. That happened between 6pm Saturday and 6am Sunday. There was a break-in at Grevillea Drive, where a window was smashed and car ignition interfered with, but no lasting damage was done. A first-aid kit was stolen from a car in Bougainvilia Drive and a laptop was taken from a car parked at the Crowne Plaza. A satellite navigation device was stolen from a car on Larapinta Drive. Snr-Sgt Ryan said there were many other break-ins where nothing had been stolen, including at Gnoilya Street, Terry Court, Bokhara Street and Mistletoe Street. Clockwise from left: Casey Smith, Kelsey Holman and Nicole Byrnes Pictures: Claire Ryan Photography Grid Girl trio have family race ties Steve Menzies Being involved inFinke is family thing and my cousins have been grid girls ALL three Alice Springs young women selected to be 2012 Memo Club Finke Desert Race Grid Girls have a family connection to the classic event. The Tatts Finke Desert Races Kelsey Rodda said this was one of the many factors taken into consideration by the selection panel when choosing the 10 Grid Girls. Apart from providing a touch of glamour to the race and associated events such as scrutineering, the Grid Girls are involved in promotions in the lead-up to the event. Casey Smith, 19, has been a fan of the event since her father began taking her to the race when she was four or five and her boyfriend Darcy Page is racing on a Honda 450. She said: I did not expect to be selected especially as I only applied four days before the deadline. There were so many girls that I did not think I would have a chance but Darcy said I had to enter. Being involved in Finke is family thing and my cousins have been Grid Girls. Casey has already helped this years event by being a model at the Fashions for Finke show on Saturday night. The show raised about $3000 which will be added to the fund for improvements at the start/finish line. Kelsey Holman, 19, missed the call to tell her that she had been selected and so did not think she was one of the final 10. She used to help her parents at the Bundooma checkpoint where they manned the sweep vehicle and counted the competitors as they raced by. She said: I did not have my phone on me when the call came so I could not believe it when I found out. I wanted to be involved in Finke for myself and thought this would be a good way. When I applied I was pretty confident but I was the 14th entrant and I kept checking the site, like five times a day, and saw all the other beautiful girls and I was not so sure. I have gone to the start/ finish line a few times but missed a couple of recent races because I had to work I will have to organise my time off now. Centralian-born Nicole Byrnes, 18, was one of the first applicants in the quest and while she expected more entrants for the 10th year than in the past, she was surprised with the number. She said: Out of all the girls who entered, I am so excited to be selected. I have been watching Finke for years and wanted to be a grid girl since I was old enough to realise what they were. My dad used to race and we went to watch at the start/ finish line and since I have been old enough I have been camping with family and/or friends. All 10 Memo Club Finke Desert Race Grid Girls will be at a function in Alice Springs in April. There will also be opportunities for unsuccessful local applicants to be involved in other high-profile jobs at the race.