Tag Archives: healthy-living

Fit FAMILY Digest – March Edition

The March edition of the Fit Family Digest is hot off the press and packed with great information to start SPRING off right.  Click through for great tips on incorporating more fruits and veggies into your day, more sleep into your nights, and more time outside into your life.

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Are You a “SNACKTIVIST”? You SHOULD be.

RMN-snacktivist-3501My fellow family health advocates, Susan Hayden and Patrick Fellows recently turned me on to the fantastic concept of “Snacktivism” through the blog Real Mom Nutrition by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD.

Click through to find out exactly what “Snacktivism” is and for some great snack ideas to help you be the “Snacktivist” your kids need you to be. Continue reading

Do You KNOW What Your Kids Are Eating?

The food industry in our country has become so complicated that many times it’s almost impossible to understand what’s in the food that we and our children are eating. 

Most of us already know this is true for processed foods.  For instance, sodium tripolyphosphate is an ingredient in Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.  I’d bet money that the average person has no clue what sodium tripolyphosphate is much less what it does!  Turns out it acts as an emulsifier and helps the food retain moisture.  It’s most common use, though, is as a water softener in detergent.  Other uses include antifreeze, leather tanning and flame retardants.  I’m suddenly wishing I hadn’t looked up sodium tripolyphosphate!

But what about our fresh food: fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and grains?  Surely they’re safe since they aren’t processed.  We buy these in their original form.  Right?  Maybe not. 

Click through for an amazing TED talk by Robyn O’Brien on why we should, at the very least, be informing ourselves before making decisions on the foods we feed the most vulnerable and most vital people among us, our children.

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Girls on the Run 5k CELEBRATION!

We’re closing in on one of my FAVORITE times of the year!  No, not Thanksgiving and not even Christmas. 

I’m talking about the Fall Run Louisiana Girls on the Run 5k CELEBRATION!

Saturday, December 8, 2012, come out to Pennington Biomedical Research Center and BE a part of an event so awe INSPIRING that you have to see it to believe it. 

Run, Volunteer, Spectate, PARTICIPATE any way you’d like. 

Click HERE to Register to RUN or click HERE to find out how to VOLUNTEER.

Participants of EVERY fitness level and every age will experience SUCCESS at this event! 

Warm up with ZUMBA!  

Watch the Girls on the Run team members PREPARE for their seasons-end CELEBRATION at the Goody’s Happy Hair Station and the SPIRIT Bandana Bridge! 

RUN or WALK your way around the BEAUTIFUL Pennington Lake to the finish line where everyone who crosses is declared a WINNER with their very own finisher’s MEDAL!