Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chef's Move to Schools Initiative and First Lady

Above: Chefs Move Event with Rachael Ray and Marcus Samuelsson. Rachael Ray is a Child Nutrition Advocate and participant in the Chefs Move to Schools Initiative.
As of today, 2,330 chefs and 688 schools have signed up to be a part of the Chef's Move to Schools initiative. See all of the participating chefs and schools across the country on this map and learn more by visiting LetsMove.gov


Above: Chefs Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
First Lady Michelle Obama addresses hundreds of chefs from around the country during a “Let’s Move!” event on the South Lawn of the White House, June 4, 2010. The First Lady called on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition. June 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Below: Winter Harvest 2010 at the White House



So you may be asking, what does any of this have to do with Drink Your Greens and Minerals, or Botanical Balance. Well, this strikes a cord in a topic I am quite passionate about: Nutrition, wellness, and our quality of life; Healing families, individuals, children and our nation. 

There really is no reason for Americans to be as challenged as we are in the area of our health. We have the means, research, and the technology to help provide a higher quality of life for ourselves. "Being well" never should have become an after thought. The well being of our children should never have been compromised, and certainly not on this scale...no pun intended.

Please allow me to continue speaking frankly, but it's crazy that in the 21st century children don't know how to cook from scratch. -Who removed home economics. The average American does not plant (or pot) 10 edible items in their garden, children die as young teenagers from obesity, others diagnosed with diabetes. -Enough already. America must relearn moderation, and practice portion management. My company website gives you a starting point with fantastic products that deliver great results. Please, make a priority to care for yourselves and your loved ones. Reach out to others as well. The rewards will be tremendous! Drink Your Greens and Minerals so you can be in shape for the amazing things life has waiting for you, just around the corner.

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