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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2013

Channel 2 debuts new television programs “FYIKC” and “Time to be Well”

In an effort to better inform residents about commonly asked questions and to promote resident wellness, the City of Kansas City, Mo., City Communications Office has begun airing two new original programs, “FYIKC” and “Time to be Well.” The programs air on the City’s government cable television station, Channel 2 (KCCG-TV2), and online at www.kcmo.org/fyikc and www.kcmo.org/wellkc, respectively.

“FYIKC” is a series of videos that provide residents with answers to their most frequently asked questions. Most of the videos are about two or three minutes in length and provide quick and easy-to-understand solutions.

Current “FYIKC” episode topics include: Winterization of Pipes, Paying Water Bills Online, Bulky Item Pickup, Snow Mapping, Snow Policy, Request a 311 Service, Avoid Auto Break-ins, and Report a Pothole. More topics will be posted in the coming weeks.

“FYIKC” airs on Channel 2 periodically throughout the day and may also be viewed online at www.kcmo.org/fyikc.

“Time to be Well” is a four-part television series that walks viewers through several healthy, easy and delicious recipes and demonstrates several quick and effective exercises. The show is hosted by Kathy Barry, a registered dietician with the City’s Fountain of Health Wellness Program. Barry both demonstrates how to make each recipe and educates viewers on its nutritional value.

The episode lineup features:

Episode One: Black Bean Fritters and Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Episode Two: Salmon and Kale

Episode Three: Green Smoothie and Baked Oatmeal

Episode Four: Superfood Salad and Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara

Each episode also presents quick exercise demonstrations, such as agility training, cardio step-ups and compound exercises. The demonstrations are provided by staff from Fitness Source, a full-service fitness facility that is part of the City’s Fountain of Health Wellness Program.

Viewers may recognize a few faces on “Time to be Well” -- a few City Council members and City employees make guest appearances.

“Time to be Well” airs daily immediately following “The Weekly Report” at 8:15 a.m., 5:15 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. It may be viewed online at www.kcmo.org/wellkc.

“Time to be Well” is a collaboration among the Fountain of Health Wellness Program, Fitness Source, City Communications Office, ActiveLiving KC, Health Care Trust Committee, Health Department and the Food Policy Task Force.

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