Good Day Alabama: Jan. 12, 2016

Good Day Alabama: Jan. 12, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

BAMA WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - Terri joined us live from Rama Jama's and Dick's Sporting Goods in Tuscaloosa and Ronda joined us from Academy Sports in Birmingham to check out fan reaction to Alabama's win! We also caught up with Rick Karle in Arizona who brought us reaction from the coaches and the team. The University of Alabama wins its 16th National Championship in football in a big game against Clemson last night. It was a close game the entire 60 minutes with both teams going back and forth with the lead. The teams were tied at halftime and came back to fight a tough second half. Clemson proved why it was ranked number one but Alabama pulled off some big plays to get the win - 45-40. Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry ran for three touchdowns, including a 50-yarder to open the scoring. A daring onside kick with the score tied 24-all led to an Alabama points explosion, with quarterback Jake Coker throwing for two long touchdowns to tight end O.J Howard. And Kenyan Drake returned a kickoff 95 yards for another score. Clemson didn't flinch. Dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson threw four touchdowns and had 478 total yards - 403 passing. He was virtually a one-man show in keeping the Tigers ahead for a while. In the end, it was too much Alabama, and the Tide won its fourth national title in the past seven years. When the game ended, the entire crowd of 75,765 - the majority of them Clemson fans - stood and cheered. Not only for their team but for the fabulous game they had just witnessed.)

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh talked with Councilman Jay Roberson about an event to stop the violence in Birmingham. Your teenagers from ages 13-18 can attend the ?100 Days of Nonviolence? Teen Summit on January 17th & 18th at the Birmingham Museum of Arts. There will be 8 breakout sessions focusing on everything from how to get to know yourself to how to conduct yourself on social media. There is even a session about where you see yourself at 25. There will be in-depth brain trust sessions with youth and professionals, some fun, and many prizes to giveaway! You have to register to be a part of the ?#‎100DNV? Teen Summit at  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Conference starts at 11:30 a.m.

BETH K - It's 2016 and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines are out! Okay, they're not all that late when you consider that they only come out every 5 years so the next time we see an update it will be 2020. or maybe 2021. UAB Nutritionist DR. Beth Kitchin says the guidelines have gotten a lot of press the last couple of days - and a lot of criticism. But one thing a lot of people don't realize is that the guidelines are meant for use by the American public directly. They're actually meant for health professionals so they can use them to guide their practices, programs, policies and advice to the public. The primary audience is policy makers and health professionals. That said, you can easily find the guidelines online and find usable information there - including  examples of meal patterns. Two of the biggest changes are a shift away from recommending specific foods or nutrients and recommending healthy eating patterns. The guidelines provide three healthy eating patterns: an American style pattern, a Mediterranean style pattern, and a vegetarian pattern. Now, a lot of people criticized the guidelines for not limiting red meat more. You may recall that the World Health Organization declared red meat a carcinogen - but you'd really have to eat a lot of red meat to increase your cancer risk. I think it's practical to give people options that are more in line with how they are eating. the other two eating patterns are plant based and while they are probably healthier than the American style, we don't have a really good track record of following the dietary guidelines anyway, so being practical is probably a better way to go.  The other big change is the 10% of your calories or less coming from added sugar recommendation. that's about 12 teaspoons of added sugar or fewer a day for the average person. To give you some perspective, one 20 ounce coke is about 16 teaspoons of added sugar. The best places to start cutting back on added sugars is sugary drinks like sodas and sweet tea. Beth will be blogging later today on added sugars - so follow her on twitter at @DrBethK or find her blog by googling Beth Kitchin at the Kitchin Sink!!!

MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us with a look at how people jump start their finances in the new year.
• For one month, put change in a jar and let it add up
• Cut back & eat in whenever possible
• Use envelopes for spending
• Take your lunch
• Account for all spending
• Read, read, read - especially about finances
• Be aware of investing expenses
For more information, visit

DETROIT AUTO SHOW - National Auto Expert Mike Caudill joined us from the Detroit Auto Show at the Cobo Center.  Mike previewed never before seen cars & concepts including new reveals from Chevy, Buick, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia and the North American Car of the Year Award plus other news coming from the show.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Address. We focus on women's health and the doctor joins us to take your questions! We get advice to help your marriage from some experts! And we answer the age old question - to prune or not to prune when it comes to your garden! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!