Archive for April, 2015

Photos from the 1st Greening Our Children Benefit!

Thank you to Mount Sinai’s Eileen Solomon and Katie Southwick for unearthing these treasures! It was 8 years ago this May

and we’ve come so far! Congratulations to the original group of women who started this worthy cause and for those who carry it on today!

Thank you Anne Robertson for being the impetus behind it all about 10 years ago! Please keep supporting GOC – there are still tickets available for the May 1, 2015 evening benefit or if you would like to donate:

Greenwich Country Club, May 15, 2008

Co-chairs Rhonda Sherwood and Toby Cone

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Toxic Playgrounds near Yankee Stadium investigation

Portland bans use of insecticides believed to be harmful to bees on city property!

The importance of good nutrition in an active child’s day!

Eating right and staying hydrated are a daily concern for parent’s of active children. As much as you encourage your children to be active, it is equally as important to encourage them to stay on top of their nutrition. In light of March being National Nutrition Month, the experts at The Ski Bum have put together a list of tips and tricks on keeping your kids focused and energized while they are participating in physical activity. 

Start the day off right. As many parents know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped. Provide your children with a balanced breakfast of whole grains, fruits, and proteins to help keep them going throughout the day. Whole grains cause our bodies to work harder to process and digest, allowing for sustainable energy to be produced throughout the morning, holding the kid’s off until lunch time!Proteins will also help to keep the kids full as well. Be sure each breakfast also features a multi-vitamin, making it easy to ensure your child takes in all of the necessary vitamins and minerals. 

Healthy snacking is encouraged. If your child is going to be participating in a day full of physical activity, it is important for them to stay fueled throughout the day. Snacking on fruits and vegetables between meals can curb the desire for unhealthy snacks like cookies and other sugary treats. Consumption of high amounts of sugar can cause kids energy to soar and then crash very quickly, which can limit their time for physical activity and increase the chances of a necessary nap! Stick to healthier, natural options for kids who need a snack between meals. 

Hydration is key. In order to ensure your child won’t cramp up or become dehydrated, they should drink plenty of water throughout the day. Plan to hydrate at least once every hour, and take extra brakes as necessary. Save the sports drinks for lunch time – they can be consumed with food to help restore the glucose your kids will need to finish out a day of physical activity! 

Be encouraging. Getting your kids to be physically active, especially when you’re competing with the entertainment that television shows, iPads, and gaming consoles provide kids. Try participating in a group activity like skiing or hiking. These activities provide a platform for you to bond with your kids while being physically active, building muscle, strong bones, and most importantly, a healthy lifestyle. 

Even if you’re not going to be with your child throughout their day of physical activity, nutrition still plays a big role! Pack them a well-balanced lunch and remind them about the importance of nutrition. Take care of yourself and your family with these nutrition tips designed for a day full of physical activity!

Duane Allen

The Ski Bum Blog