For many people, with summer ending and the school year starting, we need to switch gears to add more structure back into our lives. It can be hard to make the transition, but if you’ve been following our suggestions, we have suggestions for easing the process. To help you and your kids make school days […]
I’m a Dad, but I’m only four years into this adventure, and I still have a lot to learn. I do know, from all my experience working with schools and child care, that parents have power–lots of power that some of us don’t truly recognize. Honestly, it’s kind of overwhelming to think about it! Everything I do or […]
We need people to start realizing that eating and nourishing are not the same thing. Think about it. If you eat a donut and drink a soda, you have eaten and drunk, but you certainly have not nourished or hydrated yourself. Nourishing is about consuming the right vitamins, minerals and fiber to help your body […]
Dear Rep. Kline, After reading the StarTribune article, “Rep. John Kline moves to loosen new school lunch standards,” I had to ask myself “Are you trying to solve the right problem?” Rep. Kline’s position was focused on calorie limits and wasted fruits and vegetables and trying to solve those problems by slowing down the new […]
"Minnetonka students taking healthy eating and running with it," Chef Marshall O'Brien joins the running club at Scenic Heights Elementary School and talks about healthy eating and active lifestyle.
Here's a fun tip – use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes out of frut (mellons work great), and gobble them up with your friends for a snack! You could even get creative and design a scene – think about cutting out shapes to build a tower, animals to build a zoo…use your imagination, […]
It's tempting to take the "value" or "super" size, but the truth is, these portions are far bigger than what your body really needs. If you eat healthy portion sizes on a regular basis, your body will be satisfied. It's the brain that tells us we want more, not our stomach.
There are some rumors that an apple has just as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. The truth is, apples contain no caffeine (great post here on Livestrong.com. HOWEVER given the high level of natural sugar they contain, apples are a very healthy alternative to caffeine, and a great afternoon pick-me-up. For an added bonus, […]
This was a fabulous tip that came in from a member of our Facebook community. She suggests letting those starving kiddos munch on veggies while they sit in the kitchen watching mom or dad prepare dinner. Not only does this ensure they are getting an ample portion of the good stuff, it also puts them […]