Humana Healthier Choice

Little Jimmy's Italian Ice red white blueLittle Jimmy’s Italian Ice sold by Reggio’s Pizza at the Taste of Chicago in the Snacks/Desserts Category– was named a 2011 Humana Healthier Choice-
Less than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More Chicago restaurants than ever are committed to providing food options at this year’s Taste of Chicago that are both healthy and delicious. Showing that it is possible for Taste-goers to munch on foods that are low on calories but still high on taste, 20 items from 17 different Chicago restaurants have been designated as Humana Healthier Choices – the most robust listing the program has ever offered.

“When people come to the Taste of Chicago every year, they expect to try lots of Chicago’s best foods and have fun”

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For the fourth straight year, Humana (NYSE: HUM) will publish the Humana Healthier Choices food guide for the 2011 Taste of Chicago to showcase low-calorie, healthy appetizers, entrees and desserts available at the festival and direct Taste-goers to the restaurant vendors that are serving the 20 healthy foods. The guide is available for free and can be found at www.humana.com/tasteofchicago, on www.facebook.com/humana.tasteofchicago, or during the Taste at the Humana Senior Dining Pavilion, Humana Race to Taste or from the Healthier Choices Apple Man mascot, who will roam the grounds of Taste. The guide will also be accessible via the official Taste of Chicago application, available for iPhones and Android devices.

“When people come to the Taste of Chicago every year, they expect to try lots of Chicago’s best foods and have fun,” said Deborah Gracey, president of Humana’s Medicare Great Lakes Region. “By mixing health and wellness components into the festival, such as the Humana Healthier Choices guide, Humana Race to Taste and activities at the Humana Senior Pavilion, we are helping Taste-goers realize that it is possible to have fun and be healthy at the same time.”

All of the Humana Healthier Choices meet nutritional calorie, sodium and saturated fat standards established by a panel of top Chicago-area physicians with expertise in nutrition and diet, including Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, dietitian/diabetes educator at The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center; Brian O’Leary, M.D., vice president of DuPage Medical Group; Katherine Tynus, M.D., internal medicine specialist with MacNeal Physicians Group; and, Fredrik Tolin, M.D., vice president for Humana’s Illinois Commercial market. The expert panel reviewed nutritional information provided by the restaurants and identified foods that met the criteria. Each appetizer and dessert has approximately 320 calories, 300 milligrams of sodium and 2 grams of saturated fat or less; each main entrée has approximately 500 calories, 500 milligrams of sodium and 4 grams of saturated fat or less.

All restaurants participating in the 2011 Taste of Chicago were given the opportunity to be considered for the Humana Healthier Choices guide. Humana asked interested restaurants to submit nutritional information for their healthier menu item(s), including calories, sodium content, saturated fat and ingredients, which were then evaluated by the physician panel. Restaurants that did not provide complete information were not reviewed by the physician panel.

“The increased number of Chicago restaurants that applied to be included in this year’s Humana Healthier Choices was wonderful to see, especially given the growth in interest in healthy food options at the festival over the years,” said Dr. Fredrik Tolin.

At the Taste, the Humana Healthier Choices items will be designated with green apples on the menu boards of the participating restaurants. Updates about all of Humana’s offerings at the Taste can be found on the Humana at Taste of Chicago Facebook page (www.facebook.com/humana.tasteofchicago).

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Ready For The ‘Madness’?

Mint Hill Madness

The Annual Mint Hill Madness is going to hit the Downtown Mint Hill on the 24th of September. Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce organizes this fest every year. Visitors will be getting free car parking this time. And what’s more? There will be special performances by Jeff Collins and Tsunami Wave Riders. Mint Hill Madness Parade will be on 25th September. There’s more! Blind Manifest will be enlightening the mood of the ‘madness’ by playing the hit numbers. Come and be a part of this amazing event and meet us there as Little Jimmy’s is going to be a part of the ‘madness’ too. Missing out on this one would be like missing out on the world!

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Owensboro PumpkinFest

Owensboro Pumpkin Fest

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The Famous Italian Festival 2010

Come and enjoy with your family!

Collinsville is celebrating the traditional Italian Fest on September 17th and 18th. This 25 years old fun-filled festival is very close to the cultural values of Italy. The children’s area, ‘Prole Zona’ is going to be there both days for the kids to enjoy. The enthralling Italian Fest Parade is on the second day of the festival. Enjoy the Grape Stomping event with your friends on the first day. Test your wine-making skills by taking part in the Wine-Judging contest.

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be a part of the fest to serve you with their flavored ices. Don’t miss our snow cone trailers and Italian ice carts!

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Three County Fair

Get ready for the fun!

The 193rd 3 County Fair is here again! Last time, the fair broke all of the records and this time it’s only going to get better.  A great time is guaranteed from September 3rd through September 6th. The Bigfoot Monster received an immense uproar last year, but don’t worry, this year they’ll be arriving to please all again! Demolition Derbies from Skyfire  Productions will also be there. The new attraction this time is Adam Berck’s Royal and White Bengal Tigers! Berck will be presenting stupendous tiger shows at the fair. The fair will also hold a Family Circus that will include everything from circus stunts to events like ventriloquism and hypnotism. Any music lovers out there?  You will love the Battle of the Bands!

You can spot Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices in the fairground with their ice carts and shaved ice trailers, so stop by and cool off with Little Jimmy’s.

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Morganfield Lion Club Presents the Corn Festival 2010

It's going to be fun!

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Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be present in the fair with their patented ice cream trucks, snow cone carts and ice carts.  Make sure to stop and see us, you will be glad you did!

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Italian Ice and Baseball

Italian Ice -Sign up here for Info (Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice) is being sold at the Newark Bear’s Baseball Stadium in New Jersey before the game starts. The Italian ice push cart has a line of customers with an almost empty stadium before the 1st Inning. The baseball helmet is a natural to sell Italian ice in at a baseball stadium. This is a great franchise alternative, own your own ice cart and start selling Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice.

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Italian Ice Team

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Texas Family Business

Marius and family are keeping their fellow Texans cool with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He has a really nice push cart setup and does a great job selling his Major League baseball helmets filled with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Marius works alongside his father and brother- a true family business.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

I couldn’t resist this latest JIB JAB of the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year (and happy holidays!)

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