Hi friends! How was your Easter? We had a wonderful day celebrating with family. We started off our day by going to church followed by two different egg hunts and ended it with a family bike ride. It was the perfect day and our best Easter yet!
Today I’d like to tell you that I’m continuing to work with Champions for Kids for the month of April and I couldn’t be more excited about this months’ theme. April’s SIMPLE service project is Odwalla Game Day Challenge. Exercise is so important to our family. My husband and I both come from families with a history of heart disease and diabetes. As much as we love creating desserts around here, it’s important to teach our children the importance of exercise and balance. We emphasize living an active lifestyle and exercise regularly as a family. We are fortunate enough to have the resources to have our children involved in organized sports and other activities that help keep them active. But with a high poverty rate in our county, I know this isn’t the case for many children in my area.
• 1 out of 3 children and teens in the US are overweight, which puts them at risk of developing serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and asthma.
• Only 3.8 percent of elementary schools, 7.9 percent of middle schools and 2.1 percent of high schools provide daily physical exercise for their students.
• Children who play sports have better eating habits and nutrient intake than those who do not, and this combination of physical exercise and balanced diet contributes to improved health and academic achievement. Odwalla believes in Nourishing The Body Whole® so that children can have healthy nutrition and lead strong lives!
Last week the kids and I went to Walmart to look for outdoor equipment to donate to our local Boys & Girls club. My little helper had fun picking things out. I planned on buying a football and soccer ball but she really wanted to get this bowling set. You can see more pictures from our trip on Google +.