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If you can’t tell by now I’m into the “health” things these days and really trying to continue to make it an important part of my life. I feel so much better when I eat good and exercise. Since this is the year of healthy living for the Shibley family I am trying to implement new ideas and thoughts that I hope take hold in the minds of my family. For example my daughter encourages my husband and I to go to the gym together. When I work out on the Kinect or at home she is by my side.
For my boys sports is starting soon and I’m hoping to encourage some extra practice outside. I figure if my husband and I participate they will have a great time and get extra exercise. I’m also working on selecting healthier snacks. Honey LOVES nuts and my youngest son enjoys grapes. I’m trying to replace cereals with reduced sugar versions and cut the junk food as much as possible.
We do the majority of our shopping at Walmart so I was happy to hear that Walmart announced more than $9.5 million in grants to national organizations that are helping families to have healthy, nutritional eating habits.
The funding will support nutrition education programs, provide classes focused on learning to cook and shop for healthier foods on a budget and provide live cooking demonstrations in communities nationwide.
As part of the efforts, Walmart has tapped the expertise of Rovenia M. Brock Ph. D., aka Dr. Ro, an award-winning journalist who has appeared on Dr. Oz, The View and more. She will share steps the everyday family can take to eat healthy on a budget.
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One of the grantee’s that I am excited to see on the list is Action for Healthy Kids: $1.5 million to help increase access to healthy food and improve nutrition education at 400 schools nationwide. Program expects to increase access to nutrition programs to 160,000 school-age children. I really think that this is a great place to start with nutrition. If we can teach our children while they are young about how to eat they will grow up with it being part of their normal eating habits.
I would love to hear one thing you have done or will do this year to make a healthier choice for you and your family.