Healthy food
Home cooking for the New Year
The start of a brand new year is a good time to adopt good new habits. Eating together at home is one example. Lunar New Year is traditionally a time for home
cooking and at mealtimes, parents, sons and daughters all have the ideal chance for communication and bonding.

A 10-year American survey * at Columbia University showed that only 25% of 17-year-olds have dinner with a parent every day. The teens who only ate with parents twice a week were 3 times more likely to try marijuana, 2.5 times more likely to smoke and 1.5 times more likely to drink.

Numerous studies also show that nutrition is better in families who eat together and youngsters can learn the basics of cookery and nutrition too. Foodmagic, HKFYG's latest youth social enterprise, makes light work of home cooking. Contact Thomas, tel 2156 903, foodmagic@hkfyg.org.hk for a special festive dish such as 家鄉炆齋 or財源滾滾來. Try one with your family this weekend!

*Survey by National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University, 2005
Form 5 Exam Tactics Seminar
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Form 5 Exam Tactics Seminar
The seminar, for about 800 F5 students taking Chinese, English, Maths and Economics at HKCEE this year, is on Saturday 7 February
at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Hong Kong Community College, West Kowloon Campus. Parents and teachers are also very welcome. Our other supportive partners will be Mingpao and Hong Kong Educational Publishing Co. Visit http://27771112.hk/f5talk/f5talk2009.php for more information. The Federation's F5 Broadband Project provides a range of support for HKCEE students. Call Julia at the Youth Counselling Centre, tel 2788 3433, for details.

Outstanding Junior Social Worker at HKFYG Youth SPOT
Good news. Ling Wai-hang, a young Federation social worker at Kwai Fong Youth SPOT has been given the Outstanding Junior Social Worker Award. The Hong Kong Association of Social Workers makes awards for social workers annually. Congratulations!

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Oregon Scientific, Chow Tai Fook, adidas, Hai Sang Hong Marine Foodstuffs and Carsac donate for Grand Charity Raffle
Donated prizes for the charity raffle are looking more and more attractive. We now have five weather stations from Oregon Scientific, Chow Tai Fook's gold and porcelain figurine from the Bao Bao Collection, coupons from adidas and Hai Sang Hong Marine Foodstuff Co Ltd, as well as five Le Sportsac bags from Carsac Ltd. Time is now limited but if you would like to add your special contribution to this sumptuous array please contact Bonnie, tel 3755 7101 as soon as you can.


Youth SPOT multi-media carnival supported by Community Participation Scheme of the Civic Education Committee
The HKFYG Jockey Club Farm Road Youth SPOT, with the Community Participation Scheme of the Civic Education Committee as sponsor, is organising a carnival today, 21 January at the Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. The theme is perspectives on living conditions in old residential blocks in Kowloon City. Four mini-films produced by youth, a simulated street view, an interactive graffiti zone for creative self expression, and a photo-exhibition are all featured. About 600 residents and secondary school students are taking part. Contact Stanley, tel 2715 0424, for more details.


New Year cake for distribution to the needy donated by Fortress
VNET, the Federation's youth volunteer network is delighted to report that they have received 350 slices of Chinese glutinous cake from Fortress. The cake has been distributed to thirteen HKFYG's Youth SPOTs and other units, for delivery by our young volunteers to the elderly poor and to low-income families. This form of charitable work in the community also helps the young to deliver our best wishes for a prosperous and fruitful Year of the Ox at a time when everyone should be able to share festive joy. Contact Doris at VNET, tel 2169 0032, to learn more.
Successful second-hand bookstore expanding
Project Rebook, the Federation's energetic, eco-friendly youth social enterprise, has just opened a new store at 2/F, Ancillary Facilities Block, Tin Yuet Estate, N.T.
They send you this New Year message:
Do you want
to clear out your books?
to find new homes for your books?
to protect Mr Earth by lengthening the life of precious books?
to help build a robust knowledge-based society for our younger generation?
ACT NOW! DONATE your books to the Rebook Store Fiction, reference books, non-fiction on business, cooking, travel, the arts, psychology and love. All books in good condition except primary and secondary textbooks are welcome.
give the underprivileged the joy of reading and book ownership
extend the purpose and lives of books
promote the reading habit
protect the environment by recycling
help provide job opportunities by increasing the YSE's revenue for reinvestment
Visit http://yse.hkfyg.org.hk/rebook/ or call Miranda, 3113 7999 for details.
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