It's Tuesday...so we ate someone else's meal this morning and it happened to be that of an Olympic Athlete! Former Olympic athlete Karlos Kirby and the USOC Associate Director of Food & Nutrition Services, Terri Moreman, joined us in the studio and by phone. Terri explained how they put together a buffet of healthy foods that the athletes can take the various items that fit their eating regime for their sport. Calories are listed for each item so they can meet their caloric intake for the day. Karlos made steel cut oats for us as well as smoothies, fruit, hard boiled eggs and fruit bars (all on the menu today for the Olympiic hopefuls!)
Michael Annett, race driver, joined us by phone this morning as well to promote the Dupont Pioneer 250 Nascar Nationwide Series race at the Iowa Speedway this weekend! Michael is from Des Moines...he finished 4th last time in this race...he hopes to win it this time! Be sure to stop by the WHO Radio studios at 2141 Grand at 6AM on Thursday...we'll be handing out 100 free tickets while they last!
Barb Heenan of the Scleroderma Support Group based in Ankeny joined us in the studio just after the 8:30 news. Barb is organizing the first Walk to Cure Scleroderma ever in Iowa! The walk is Sunday, June 9th, around the DMACC Lake in Ankeny. Registration begins at 1PM in Building #7, with the walk starting at 2PM. There will be a raffle and a silent auction as well. For the kids, there is face painting and more. Find out more information at www.scleroderma.org/steppingoutiowa. Scleroderma is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. There is no cure. My husband and I are walking...we would love to have you join us!
Tune in tomorrow morning to win season tickets to the Des Moines Community Playhouse, plus we'll have some tickets to the Knoxville Raceway!