Shifting attitudes isn’t tough – it’s crazy tough. And when you’re talking about attitudes toward kid snack foods – that is the King of Crazy Tough. I stopped being naive when my son entered public school. My carrot-coated bubble was popped.
He ran to his room with a shiny limousine poster and four thumb tacks. My first grader had just returned home after a fundraiser assembly. He displayed the poster proudly above his bed. The catalog includes kitchen gear, gift wrap, frog shaped fudge, cheesecake, cookie dough, and cake rolls. He was excited, but I
“Hey Random Mom! Let’s advocate for an active environment at our school!” This line doesn’t work for me. It’s atrocious. When I use formal or academic-sounding phrases like “Environment that Supports Physical Activity” most parents give me the look. I get it all the time. I’m a slow learner coming from an academic world and landing in the real world […]
Welcome to the next installment of your School Wellness Ninja Training. By now you should feel like you have a few ninja tricks up your sleeve. I’m so glad you could make it. School wellness advocacy is a lonely road and you’re lovely company. Another trademark characteristic of a ninja is camouflage. Ninjas can seamlessly
Welcome back to your School Wellness Ninja Training (SWNT). I hope you enjoyed the first lesson: Be Quiet and Act. This second lesson will help you learn how to be clever and sneaky, other trademark ninja characteristics. Lesson two, attack the problem from