My parents have assured me that they will never offer Burger King takeout food to my sons and I’ve made my sister promise she won’t bring them to McDonalds. My sitters always know—NO FAST FOOD! But I gave in! I broke down in Peru!
So we all know I am not nutritionally perfect despite the letters after my name. Yup, that’s right, even RD’s especially MOM RD’s who work full time have the same struggles as other parents. To be honest, many of my meals are at my desk and sometimes even during my session with clients (I only eat with certain clients who don’t mind me gobbling an egg salad sandwich and or those who can benefit from role modeling the art of eating all foods – while dropping half on my shirt;)). Do you find yourself in similar situations? I also remember my days working in the corporate world and even the hospital where everyone was gifted with food.
Now, I won’t say I’m a Zen master, but by accepting an inconvenient lifestyle, I’ve gotten much healthier. First of all, I always take the stairs now. If you want a benchmark for your fitness level, forget the scale, or your pants size, and try climbing the same sets of stairs every day. I can see a continued improvement in my ability to climb the stairs in my daily commute, and I have the additional benefit of avoiding those long lines for the escalators.
Happy Almost-Halloween! We are happy to announce the winners of our Wholesome Haunted Halloween Contest with Bitsy's Brainfood. Our winners were kind enough to share their wonderful ideas for a healthy halloween and we're very excited to share them with you...
The USDA has recently published new rules on July 28, 2013, regarding the nutrition standards for competitive foods sold on school campuses. Basically, these rules will set higher nutrition standards for food items that are not necessarily considered part of the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program. This means that food sold in vending machines or at bake sales on campus will have higher health standards than ever before.
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Watch Laura and her boys dish out yummy recipes and gardening ideas while you relax on the train, bus or plane en route to your weekend away. Anyone hungry? What Would Julieanna Do? – Healthy Kids: To view, click on the image below. If you have trouble viewing it, click here!