Our guest for the March 10, 2015 Healthy Kids Corner show is Ryan Redman. He is an expert on mindfulness and the Executive Director of the Flourish Foundation.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn (the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), mindfulness is "paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment to moment".
About Ryan: At … [Read More...]
A guest post by Julia Goodhouse.
Hummus can be one of those lovely blank canvases that is brighter and better when paired with other flavors. This carrot hummus is from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's "River Cottage Veg" cookbook and it's delicious. The roasted carrots and tiny drip of honey add sweetness, the toasted spices give it a satisfying warmth.
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
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Upon popular request by the fifth graders at Community School, I'm sharing the videos from Discovery/Science Channel. Note that these videos are not meant to defame the food industry or gross anyone out. They are just presenting the basic facts about food production on a large scale. You'll have to draw your own conclusions based on what you see and hear.
I have put my favorite … [Read More...]
An industry panel on nutrition led by the Omama administration released its long-awaited recommendations this week. The panel created a 570-page report that will be used by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to craft new diet guidelines later this year.
I'm glad to know that we are sticking with MyPlate, which is far superior to the food pyramid of the past. But it … [Read More...]
We are just over two weeks into the Corporate Wellness Challenge at the Wood River YMCA. I was thrilled to hear that this week, in addition to logging our physical activity choice and lifestyle choices, we would all submit a photo of our healthy plates. My image shows half of my plate as fruits and veggies (one of the areas tracked as part of the challenge) along with lean protein (fish) and … [Read More...]
On Friday (2/27/15) I will be teaching another nutrition and wellness class (Food and Fun!) to 5th graders at Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho. A huge thanks to Janine Seymour for her help! At the request of the teacher, we will be giving a lesson on sugar.
I have written about sugar in the past, including an experiment I do with kids where we put a tooth in a mason jar filled with coca … [Read More...]
As announced on the February 24 "Healthy Kids Corner" radio show on KDPI 89.3FM, there are still seats available to see Emmy-award winning reporter/author and wellness advocate Jenniffer Weigel give her talk at the Community School Theater at 5:30pm on March 5th 2015!
Please view the flyer with information about this not-to-be-missed event!Invite_3_5_event
To reserve your spot, please email … [Read More...]