NAIT experts available to help with your Christmas and year-end stories
Whether it’s offering tips on preparing a Christmas meal, budgeting for the holidays or making realistic New Year’s resolutions, NAIT experts are available to help round out your seasonal news stories.
STORY IDEA: The marketing of Christmas
Sleigh bells and cash registers are ringing throughout Alberta. Surjit Rai, a marketing instructor in NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business and associate chair of the Bachelor of Business Administration program, offers insight into how retailers are targeting shoppers and how much money is expected to be spent this holiday season.
Surjit can be reached at 780.471.7791 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORY IDEA: Paying down the holiday bills.
The cost of all those Christmas presents and festive gatherings can add up quickly. Tannya McBride, a finance instructor in NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business, offers expert advice on how to budget for the season, deal with post-holiday debt and avoid over-spending.
Tannya can be reached at 780.378.2842 or via email at email@example.com.
STORY IDEA: Preparing the perfect Christmas meal
What does it take to truly cook the best turkey with all the trimmings? Should you stuff it? What should you serve with it? Teja Atkinson, with NAIT’s Culinary Arts program, has tips for that perfect Christmas meal.
Teja can be reached at 780.471.3050 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORY IDEA: Picking the best wines and beers for seasonal gatherings
Red or white? What’s best – a $15 bottle of wine or a $30 bottle? As a Level 1 sommelier, Sam Wall has some great tips on how to pick the right wines and beers for your festive gatherings. Sam is an instructor in NAIT’s School of Hospitality and dining room supervisor at Ernest’s – NAIT’s fine-dining restaurant.
Sam can be reached at 780.491.3902 or via email at email@example.com.
STORY IDEA: Making realistic New Year’s resolutions
Getting in shape and losing weight are common New Year’s resolutions. But too many of us fail to follow through. Kate Andrews, an instructor in NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer program, offers expert advice on how to make appropriate resolutions using SMART goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time based. Kate can also talk about how exercise can combat stress over the holidays.
Kate can be reached at 780.471.8716 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORY IDEA: Eating healthy over the holidays
Turkey with gravy, baked goods and high-calorie egg nog are all holiday traditions. But the calories can add up quickly. Karena Apps Eccles, a nutritionist in NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer program, has tips on how to enjoy all Christmas has to offer while watching your waistline.
Karena can be reached at 780.233.2862 or via email at email@example.com.
*** PLEASE NOTE: NAIT will be closed for the holidays beginning Dec. 24 and re-open on Jan. 2.***
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