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Snack Attack!

I am thankful to have three kids who love healthy food and make fairly good choices about what to put into their bodies.  I am proud to say they are not picky eaters, and I don’t need to “sneak” vegetables... Read More

Twelve Days of Healthy Christmas

Clark Griswold was disappointed when he received the “Jelly of the Month Club” as his holiday gift from his boss in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. What was bad about that gift was that the boss was not really being... Read More

Eating Well at the LiveWell Luncheon

I had the privilege of attending the EatWell@School luncheon Dec. 13 with a handful of (awesome) LiveWell Moms and the LiveWell Rally Man, Jamie Atlas, whose guest was Gwen, an inspirational mom from the Rally Man video series. Students from the Bruce Randolph School,... Read More

The Taste of Winter

Walking into the locker room of my gym recently, I was struck by a large, laminated sign: “Avoid Holiday Weight Gain! Join us for tips on preventing the Winter Slump.” Funny, I thought, because winter is a time for so many... Read More

Empowering Children through School Lunches

Decades ago, when school nutrition programs were in their infancy, the challenge was to feed the hungry children of the Great Depression using the surplus of commodity foods that were plunging American farmers into bankruptcy. Feeding scores of undernourished children... Read More

2012 – The Year of Small Steps and Patience

I am not always the most patient person, and this year that was put to the test. I am a results-oriented person. I want to see results and see them NOW, if not yesterday. Aren’t we all a little that way?... Read More

Finishing Strong

2012 is now behind us and I’m somewhat sad to see the year hit the history books. A lot has happened in the last few months, and I am excited to share with you all of the interesting opportunities that... Read More

It’s Not Someone Else’s Problem

Sitting down to write this blog about childhood obesity, I had no idea what emotions I would feel. It has been almost seven years that I have kept off my weight loss of 154 pounds.  Keeping it off is significant,... Read More

Getting to the “After” isn’t so easy!

I both love and hate those before and after photos that are featured in magazines every January. It is inspiring to see that people can make such an amazing change, and those photos are great to get people hot on... Read More

Body Image: Personal Account of Love and Acceptance

My body and I have a long history. It’s a story of loyalty and betrayal, of adventures and near misses, of love and, yes, loathing. We’ve been together for 34 years and, during that time, my body has let me... Read More