Sunday, July 21, 2013

Join Coqui the Chef in the Daily News’ Viva New York

Join Coqui the Chef on this wonderful opportunity to help spread the word about healthy eating to parents, kids and adults of all ages through a column on Daily News' Viva New York magazine!

If you’re a New York food services/products business, join Coqui the Chef in the Daily News’Viva New York and connect with New York’s Latino community in a remarkably unique and equally important manner.

For more than three decades the Daily News’ Viva New York has served as New York’s #1 Hispanic lifestyle section – delivering almost twice the number of Latino readers as El Diario. Now you can sponsor Coqui the Chef’s column in Viva New York and help Coqui promote healthy eating and nutritional awareness to all ages of New York’s Latino community. This high-impact marketing opportunity provides not only the chance to feature your products in Coqui’s column, increase brand awareness and drive sales - you’ll also be providing an important community service to the children, parents and seniors in this important and growing demo.

If you’re interested in exploring this opportunity please contact Tania Lopez/Coqui the Chef via phone: (347) 692-8102 OR fill out this easy contact form

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hace Calor!! Keep yourself cool with these tips...

Getting bored of drinking plain water all the time? Add some flavor!! All natural make-at-home flavored water, it's simple and delicious.

Strawberry Mint Flavored Water Recipe:
Add the following ingredients but not to much just enough to give the water flavor.

  • Strawberries sliced
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime or Lemon sliced
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Filtered water

Below are some great tips on how to keep cool from the New York Health Department.

Summertime heat can be dangerous for anyone. Some people are at risk of serious health effects – even death – from getting overheated. Here's what you need to know about the effects of hot weather and what you can do to keep cool.

What should I do before a heat wave?
  • Know the symptoms of heat-related illnesses.
  • Make sure that you can open your windows and/or that your air conditioner is working properly.
  • Find out where to cool down - ask local officials about cooling centers in your area. If there are none, identify air-conditioned buildings where you can go (such as libraries, malls, supermarkets, or friends' homes).
  • Choose someone that you can call for help or who can check on you.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to learn more about medications that might make you sensitive to the sun or heat.

El calor del verano puede ser peligroso para cualquiera. Algunas personas están en riesgo de sufrir efectos graves para la salud, incluida la muerte, si se acaloran. Esto es lo que necesita saber sobre los efectos del clima caluroso y qué puede hacer para refrescarse.

¿Qué debo hacer antes de una ola de calor ?
  • Conozca los síntomas de las enfermedades relacionadas con el calor (ver tabla a la derecha).
  • Asegúrese de que puede abrir las ventanas y de que el acondicionador de aire funcione correctamente.
  • Busque los lugares donde pueda refrescarse; pregunte a los funcionarios locales sobre los centros de enfriamiento en su área. Si no hay ninguno, identifique edificios con aire acondicionado adonde puede ir (como bibliotecas, centros comerciales, supermercados o casas de amigos).
  • Elija a una persona a la que pueda llamar para solicitar ayuda o que pueda controlar su estado.
  • Hable con su médico o farmacéutico para aprender más sobre los medicamentos que pueden hacerlo más sensible al sol o al calor.
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