Now that the lazy days of summer over, life is about to shift into high gear again! It's back to school, back to work and back to reality. Next thing you know, the holidays will be here! With all the fun summer activities drifting into the sunset, families have to work harder to spend quality time together. Navigating around school activities, home work, and regular daily chores, it's super important to carefully plan out those precious moments to spend time together.
Today, when everyone is focused on eating healthier, we think we are finally on track for being the great nutrition nation. We pat ourselves on the back, do a high five and feel like we on our way to better health, longer lives, less stress, and more energy. It’s all good in the neighborhood.
We all love the holiday season, but wonder how can we increase the joy and decrease the stress that comes hand in hand with it? Each year, we hope to pull off the perfect holiday with less spending, less craziness, less running around, and less pressure. The main question is how do you enjoy more of the holiday while doing less? How do you keep the holidays happy even if you have to spend it away from some of your loved ones?
The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that today’s school meals include more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, low-fat instead of high-fat milk, and sensible limits on calories, unhealthy fats, and salt. This is because nutritional standards have been revamped to ensure better nutrition for all of the 31 million children attending school in this country today.