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Cisco ūmi Helps You Make Healthy Choices

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign designed to create awareness around the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, National Nutrition Month was initiated in 1973 and has since grown into a month-long event that promotes healthy choices among Americans.

This year, the theme is “Eat Right with Color,” which focuses on grouping a variety of colorful foods into one meal to ensure you’re getting all of the nutrients your body needs. With Cisco ūmi, you can connect with loved ones on your HD television to map out meal plans, cook up a delicious meal with a rainbow of ingredients, share tips on an exercise routine or even do the routine together, encouraging each other to do one more push up or jumping jack. Through the support of family and friends and the help of Cisco ūmi, we can work toward living healthier lifestyles.

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The winner of a personal assistant is…

Riin Gill from Ann Arbor, Michigan! Her unique video submission to the Your Valet Life contest has won her a personal assistant for six months. Riin, we hope that your assistant makes life easier while you’re hard at work at www.happyfuzzyyarn.com. View Riin’s video here!

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Staying in Touch with Oma and Opa

This post was contributed by Joel, a ūmi user.

The Midwestern United States is an interesting place to live.  My father calls it “the farm belt.”  Families tend to grow a bit larger, and people tend to linger closer to home as they grow up.  But even the close-knit Midwest family structure can’t completely close the miles that creep between family members as school, career, and retirement priorities take over.

In my case, a family that was so close for so many years suddenly grew very distant when my mom and dad moved to Florida at age 65.  My own family also blossomed in that timeframe, growing to four beautiful children, all under age six.  While we travelled twice to visit when our family numbered two children, it quickly became cost prohibitive to visit Oma and Opa as the family grew to four (our German heritage shows through by the names we call our grandparents).

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Valet Wireless Takeover

Earlier this month, Cisco hosted an event at ARISE Charter High School in Oakland, CA to bring attention to the importance of wireless internet for education. Over 200 students went home with Valet Wireless Home Routers, to start their own wireless network at home. Here’s a brief snapshot of the event!

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Cisco ūmi Gets a Taste of New York

We ♥ New York! Why else would we choose to stop at the New York Wine Expo on the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour? If you’re going to be in or around New York City this weekend, we encourage you to stop by, not only for the excellent wine tasting, but also for a chance to see the magic behind Cisco ūmi. Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27, the ūmi Mobile Tour van will be stationed at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center near the Lincoln Tunnel.

While perusing the booths of more than 190 wine producers and sampling more than 760 products, take a break and get a taste of Cisco ūmi. This consumer telepresence system isn’t “flat,” “harsh” or “cloudy.” It provides a “big” experience with “sharp” features and a “strong” finish. With a camera that has pan and zoom capabilities sitting snuggly atop your HD television, ūmi allows you to video chat with family and friends as if they were sitting in your own living room. And with the ability to send and receive video messages via ūmi, you can attend events like the New York Wine Expo knowing you won’t miss a call from loved ones. They can leave you a video message!

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