July 23rd meeting called to order by Sharon. Last week we had our picnic and open house at the VFW pavilion. We had a great time. Sharon got 1st prize, 2nd prize went to Margret B. and 3rd prize winner was Ulla. We all received paper and picnic prizes. We had 13 weigh in with a total loss of 1.5 lbs. High loser was Rachel.

This weeks lesson was by Margaret L. about the different colored fruits and vegetables that help us by fighting diseases and we need to have 2-1/2 cups of fruits and veggies which is 5 servings. Red fruits and vegetables help protects the heart and lungs, guards against prostate cancer. Orange fruits and veggies provides Vitamin A and helps strenghten bones and vision. Purple and Blue fruits and vegetables protect against heart disease by preventing inflammation. Yellow and green fruits and vegetables reduce cataracts, plaque on the arteries and fights cancer.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit, international weight loss support group open to anyone seven years of age or older. The MO #0720 chapter meets every Tuesday from 3p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the basement of the courthouse, Come visit us and sit in on a meeting, if you would like to find out more about T.O.P.S. We welcome anyone looking to get and stay healthy.