Real Food For Kids – Georgia just completed a series of nutrition talks called the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind series. The premise of the series was focused on proper nutrition so students can be healthy, happy and strong to promote their success at school. With all the pressure on students today in so many areas of their lives, it is imperative that they feel good every day to tackle these challenges.
Jill Gregory, Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer, led the discussions that focused on two main areas: menu planning (always a struggle for busy families!) and how to fuel for academic and athletic performance, or “F4P”. She discussed the importance of balancing food with proper macronutrients and micronutrients to maintain energy throughout the day and reduce cravings.
Real Food For Kids – Georgia partnered with the East Cobb County Council PTA for the educational series. “We wanted to reach out to students, parents, teachers, and coaches to discuss a basic food strategy that will help with mental clarity, increased performance, and stabilized energy throughout the day,” expressed Gregory. “We were very pleased that the Food and Nutrition Services Department for Cobb County Schools joined us for our October 13 event, so they could tell parents about all the steps they are taking to create a strong meal program.” Parents were given an opportunity to ask questions. Whole Foods was on hand for a food demonstration and tasty bites for all attendees. “We are so happy to be working with Whole Foods to help share the message about whole, real food for healthy bodies. We thank them for their support,” commented JoAnne Hammermaster, co-founder and chairman. “We are now working on a possible teacher-enrichment program through Whole Foods to give teachers at a selected high school new ideas and tastes for their busy lives. We hope to launch the program this year.”