One of the most harmful things today, known by many as the “cigarettes of our generation” is Plastic. Plastic from food packaging can leach into food and enter the body. The CDC reports that over 92% of people who were tested had detectable levels of BPA and other plastic chemicals in their bodies (including newborn babies).
Unfortunately, almost everything is packed in plastic today, so it’s hard to completely avoid it; but we can do small things to cut it down such as
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Our relationship with food and our body begins at a young age. Even a young child knows when he or she has eaten enough. However, many adults, with good intention, encourage children to finish their plate or to eat more.
What this does is send a message to the child that
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Thank you to the Shooting Stars class for inviting me to talk with them about growing foods like fruit, vegetables and water. We also shared that when we smile and we’re happy we feel much stronger (than when we’re sad); and that when we are kind to our friends, it makes their heart stronger. We love being strong!
The children got stickers for all their brilliant answers, what a smart class! They knew exactly which foods to put in the growing foods basket and which ones to color on their growing foods paper. I was so impressed when I visited them at lunch time and they each proudly showed me how many growing foods they had in their lunches; moms and dads – good job!!
Tip for the week: Kids are impressionable and the most enthusiastic about trying new things; so be a good example and make it fun for them; and they’ll be on board.
We live in an information abundant world; everything available at our fingertips and it’s hard to know what information is accurate when it comes to health and food, right? So my suggestion is…be your own judge! See which foods make you feel good; which ones don’t and which ones cause your kids to act differently.
Know that each of our bodies are different, so
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