Archive for February, 2012

It’s Not As Tough As We Think

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Only 6% of kids in Western Washtenaw County walk to school at least once a week.

We just attended a webinar about kids walking to school in the winter. The presenter suggested walking to school is less demanding than other things kids do in the winter, like sledding or snowshoeing.

He kept saying “It’s not as tough as you think it is.”

That got me to wondering – do we think it’s hard for kids to walk to school in the winter? If so, what makes it hard? Can we overcome these challenges?

Can we begin to think walking to school is an extension of a good school day?

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100 Women Who Care

Monday, February 20th, 2012

All of a sudden I’m hearing about the 100 Women Who Care clubs around Michigan. The idea is sweeping through the state like wildfire.

If you missed it, imagine this: 100 (or so) people come together, vote on one non-profit organization they want to support, that day, and then everyone donates $100.

If you’re the only one to write a check for $100 you wonder how much of a difference you’re making. If 100 people write the same check at the same time you send some do-gooding organization $10,000!

And, it could be 200 people who care & checks for $25. Or 100 people who care & checks for $1000. If you organize it you can make up your own rules. I love innovation!

What a great way to connect with others in a healthy way.

Oh My Darling, Clementine

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Day in & day out our real life gets in the way of making good food choices.

Enter the Clementine. In about 15 seconds this little, portable, dynamo of a fruit is peeled & sections are popping into your mouth.

According to one nutrition fact source, a Clementine has 35 calories (virtually none from fat), 60% of our daily requirement for vitamin C & even a little calcium and iron. It provides fiber, thiamin & potassium.

Now is the time to buy them, too. So buy a box & set them on a refrigerator shelf where everyone can see them. The Clementine will take care of the rest.

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