• February 28, 2021

Odessa American: Food, Recipes & Entertaining

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Eat and Drink Your Way to Daily Wellness

(Family Features) Committing to a daily wellness routine may include many components from eating healthy and exercising to meditating and achieving quality sleep. For some, the most difficult of these goals is changing eating habits to consume more nutritious foods.

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Wednesday 02/24/2021
5 Health Benefits of Oranges Beyond Vitamin C
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Healthful eating starts with the ingredients you use, so it’s important to use fresh, seasonal ingredients that pack a nutritional punch. One of the easiest ways to meet your daily nutrient needs is to eat a variety of whole foods like fruit (which about 80% of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough of, according to the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans), because they provide a unique mix of beneficial nutrients that can’t always be found in a supplement. 

Build Simple Breakfasts to Fuel Your Family
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

5 tips to start your day with nutritious noshes

Support Immune Systems with Hearty, Wholesome Dishes
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) If feeding your family wholesome meals is a daily goal, keep in mind you can serve up tasty foods that also feed your immune system by including ingredients like mushrooms. With their earthy flavor, mushrooms – like many other fruits and vegetables – can also play a positive role in supporting a healthy immune system. 

Add Protein and Immune Health Supporting Benefits to Your Coffee
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Mornings may look different from the norm for many families but staying on track with healthy choices remains a top priority. While you may not be stopping at your favorite coffeehouse on the way to work or school drop-off, a new way to enjoy coffee has grown in popularity, allowing you to get more out of your cup of joe from home.

Better-for-You Family Breakfasts
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.

A Protein Twist for Tasty Family Meals
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) On those busy evenings when brainstorming a meal the whole family agrees on seems like a tall task, turning to a versatile protein can open a bevy of options. The next time your loved ones are stuck in a dinnertime rut, discover the versatility of veal to present a list of new meal possibilities.

Family-Friendly Foods Fit for Lent
Updated: February 26, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) As families ponder Lenten recipes fit for the season with flavorful seafood as a filling protein, one important aspect to take into account is the kid-friendliness of the dish. Offer up a dinnertime delight the whole family can enjoy with shrimp-based options that provide familiar flavors in appetizing ways.

Tuesday 02/23/2021
Video Game Industry Helps Florida Flourish
Updated: February 25, 2021 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The Sunshine State is in the spotlight for its economic impact from the video game industry. 

Statistics Suggest Bright Future

A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Florida generates $2.7 billion in annual economic output, either through direct industry output ($1.2 billion) or via other participants in the video game ecosystem, such as suppliers and other supported output ($1.5 billion). What’s more, the video game industry accounts for about 16,300 jobs in Florida, either directly through industry jobs (about 6,300) or through supplier and other supported jobs (about 10,000).

Overall, the U.S. video game industry’s annual economic output is $90.3 billion and accounts for nearly 429,000 jobs. 

These are among several key findings from “Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2020 Economic Impact Report,” a review of the industry and its wide-ranging impacts released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report outlines ongoing advancements in technology and vast participation in gameplay that transcends all demographics (in fact, one in three citizens of the world play video games). 

Video games are vital in numerous other aspects of Florida life. Americans across age, gender and other demographic measures find many positive benefits to video games. For instance:

•More than 214 million Americans play video games

•64% of U.S. adults and 70% percent of those under 18 regularly play video games

•The average age of a gamer is 35-44 years old

Further, the report outlines video games’ effect in developing innovative, far-reaching technologies, such as virtual reality, advanced computing and machine learning.

“Video games are a source of much-needed entertainment, stress relief, escape and social interaction,” ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis pointed out. “The statistics in this detailed report reinforce the significant impact video games have on the U.S. and state economies, including job creation and providing family-sustaining wages in a wide array of careers.” 

Learn More

For further facts and stats and to see the entire report, visit www.theesa.com

 

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