Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Goals for the New Year

“It takes a village to raise a child.”  -- Anonymous

Happy New Year!  What resolutions have you made and which ones do you intend to keep this year?  Is your resolution to be the best you ever? To spend more quality time with your children? Explore a National Park with your family?  Use the simple strategy of making SMART goals to stay on track and make this your best year yet. 

A SMART goal consists of making your goal to be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Specific. If your goal is to exercise more with your kids this year, then turn it into a SMART goal, such as:  “Every week we will walk 30 minutes a day on two weekdays and one weekend day after dinner.” Ask the kids to make the exercise chart to post on the refrigerator and now you have your accountability system built, too. 

My New Year’s resolution for the Growing Healthy Kids movement is to increase our impact by conducting one new parent workshop each month this year with an organization, church, or school with which we have not previously partnered.  We will continue to share healthy and delicious recipes which are economical to prepare.  Your children’s health depends on your ability to make great decisions about which foods to buy and which recipes to prepare balanced with your family budget and schedules. 

Make this year your best year.  Thank you to each and every parent for inviting Wellness Wednesdays - and all of our resources, tips, and recipes - into your family’s home.  Our goal is to make this year our biggest and best year because America needs Growing Healthy Kids!    

ALL children deserve access to healthy food, daily fitness and fun, and educated parents. 

In gratitude,
Nancy Heinrich

Founder, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.