I've been blogging about what my kids are eating (and other food/health related topics) for about 4 months now, and this is my 100th post! I've had a great time doing this for many reasons.
1. I want to inspire, encourage, and assist all families in eating better, especially when it comes to their kids.
2. I believe good health is one the most important things you can give a child. You can hope, pray, and wish they will do all sorts of great things in their lives, but they won't be able to accomplish much if they aren't healthy.
3. I'm tired of my children being exposed to so many unhealthy situations, even with the education and example I provide at home.
4. I always have room for improvement myself, and this blog has encouraged me to get healthier myself and keep doing better by my kids. I certainly have to practice what I "preach"!
5. I love to write and was a journalism major in college. This has given me an outlet that I actually have time to do.
6. I can't do it alone, and I hope to drum up support for advocacy!
As always, I welcome your thoughts, opinions, and ideas! I average around 100-150 visits to the blog per day, and I truly appreciate your support!
My kids enjoying a healthy lunch yesterday while on a field trip to the zoo (turkey and low fat provolone on whole wheat bread, fresh strawberries, and pretzels). I was saddened to see what most of the other kids were eating - Lunchables, sugary "juice" boxes, potato chips, etc. A healthy lunch is really no harder or more expensive to prepare than an unhealthy one. How do we do a better job of educating parents?