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Good Day Alabama for February 4, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for February 4, 2013:

JEH JEH - Joined us this morning with Curtis Starks from EVO in Birmingham for exercise Monday!  For more info, call (205) 583-3000.

BAMA GRAD DORITO AD - Ruth Brown, an alumni of the University of Alabama, graduated in 2007 with a degree in Advertising. Hired as an Office Coordinator in 2008 for Pogo Pictures, a high-end commercial production company, Ruth found herself in just 4 short years being promoted as Pogo's Executive Producer. Currently as the Executive Producer at Pogo she has produced national commercials for companies such as KFC, Embassy Suites, Disney, Ford, Home Depot, AT&T, Alabama Tourism, Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk and many others.  One of Ruth's dreams has always been to have a commercial she's produced air during the Super Bowl - and this year her dream came true! She created a commercial for Doritos and it was picked to air during the game. She found out that her's was the one that won when it ran during the game.

BETH K - Beth K joined us this morning to explain some potentially new changes in your children's lunchroom food. The USDA proposed new guidelines this week for foods sold in schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The rules for school lunches and breakfasts are pretty well established. These new rules would apply to other foods sold in schools and will mostly affect vending machine sales.  These rules are designed to meet the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Here are the main points of the proposed new rules:  Foods Sold in Schools Have to Be Either: A fruit, vegetable, dairy product, or whole grain and also have 10% of the Daily Value for Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin D or Fiber.  In addition to having 10% of one of these key nutrients, it also must have: Less than 35% calories from fat, Less than 10% calories from saturated fat, 0 trans fats, 200 mg or less total sodium, Less than 35% calories from sugar, Snacks must be less than 200 calories.  There are also proposals on the table to limits the types of drinks sold in schools, all schools can sell:  Water, Fat Free and Low Fat Milk, Fat free flavored milk, 100% fruit and vegetable juice, Other beverages as long as they are low calorie.  And there will also be limits on caffeine - grades below high school cannot sell any drinks that have caffeine in them. You can find out more information about this and make comments at

ASK THE GARDENER - Libby Rich of Plant Odyssey took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can contact her at Plant Odyssey at (205) 324-0566 or visit She's retiring soon though so this was her last time with us on Good Day Alabama.

GO RED -  Leslie Harp and Natalie Fleming joined us this morning to talk about "Go Red for women" with The American Heart Association.  February is Heart Awareness month and the event is a major fundraiser for the Gadsden Regional Medical Center with proceeds going to to The American Heart Association. The event will take place tomorrow night at the Gadsden Convention Hall at 6 P.M. For tickets, call 256-494-4895

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Rachael Ray has an exciting month planned! She joins us live on Good Day tomorrow with all the scoop! It's February and time to start planting some crops - we talk with our expert about what to do now! A mom's attempt to make a better life for her autistic son, gets another boost! She joins us with her story of starting ASkate and how you can watch it on the big screen! New books hit store shelves and we check out some great ones for you! Want to dip into your IRA to pay for a project rather than taking a loan? Our financial expert joins us with advice! And we check in on the Good Day Challenge to see how you are doing so far! Join us for all of this that and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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