Sunday, April 26, 2009


Mother Daughter 5K (3.1Mile)

WHO: All mothers & daughters!!!!

WHAT: 5K Run/Walk Strollers welcome!
Individual participation or as a relay team of 3
each run/walking 1.03 miles.
(Official race numbers will be provided with watermelon
and orange slices for after the event!)

WHEN: May 9th 6:30 AM Registration
7AM Start

WHERE: Sienna Estates Community Park-
Between Main & Broadway
on 96th St. We will start at the park
run or walk down 96th St to Southern Ave
and back to the park. (3.1miles)

WHY: Physical Fitness is one of the 5 areas of self
reliance. So join us for this fun event while
becoming more physically self reliant!

▪ One water station will be provided at the ½ way turn
▪ Relay team exchanges will be marked.
▪ I will need about 6 volunteers who would like to be
involved but unable to participate. Please contact me!

If you know you can commit to the event and can register early or would like to volunteer you can email me at or leave a comment on my blog at until the night before the event!!! ☺☺☺

Sunday, April 12, 2009

10 Healthy Snacks

Serving healthy snacks to children is important to providing good nutrition, supporting lifelong healthy eating habits, and helping to prevent costly and potentially-disabling diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Snacks play a major and growing role in children's diets.

1. Fruit- Have kids help cut it up into a fruit salad. Light syrup fruit cups are quick.

2. Veggies- Serve with peanut butter, hummus, or low fat dips.

3. Nuts- Walnuts are nutritional with omega 3 fatty acids which helps with brain development.

4. Smoothies- Use low fat yogurt or milk, mix with favorite fruit, protein powder, and/or flax.

5. Whole grain crackers- Triscuits come in several different flavors.

6. Whole wheat English muffins- Serve with honey, peanut butter, or jelly.

7. Rice cakes- Look for ones made from brown whole grain rice. Serve with favorite topping.

8. Popcorn- Low fat popcorn or pop your own and season it with olive oil and light salt.

9. Granola/Cereal Bars- Look for whole grain, low in fat and sugar.

10. Yogurt- Look for low fat and low in sugar.