Thanking teachers with wholesome indulgence

Does your school host a breakfast or lunch to show appreciation for the teachers and other staff? My kids' school PTA does this once a month, and it is a big hit. A balance of indulgence and healthfulness is appreciated by these angels in our children's lives. Fresh fruits and juices and tea packets, egg … Continue reading Thanking teachers with wholesome indulgence

Spring into Nutrition Action

March is a time for many of us when those New Year's resolutions have become frustrations. Fortunately, the weather is beginning to warm, and spring fever can do wonders for physical activity efforts. It's also National Nutrition Month, and the theme this year is: "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." I love this theme, because I … Continue reading Spring into Nutrition Action

Who’s Teaching My Kids to Make Healthy Choices?

My 10-year old looks over my shoulder as I type the title of this blog and then answers the question, "You. Duh!" I attended a meeting at the National Academies of Science last week on the parent's role in preventing childhood obesity. As always, I thought as much about my family and myself as a parent … Continue reading Who’s Teaching My Kids to Make Healthy Choices?