Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Party is Growing Healthy Kids

Paradise greetings,

Today I woke up with a big smile and a happy heart. Thinking about what women can do when we come together with a purpose, my spirit soars. When everyone does a little, we can do so much!

Last night, Growing Healthy Kids' mission to act deliberately to raise awareness about how to halt and reverse childhood obesity was highlighted in the company of incredible, caring women. I am in gratitude and awe of everyone's participation at the first Chicks with Checks' Party with a Purpose. Thank you to Donna Vernon and the Chicks with Checks for providing a platform for our work and our results to gain traction.

It was great to share the hot-off-the-press news at the party that Growing Healthy Kids was just notified that we are a recipient of an Annie's Homegrown Grants for Gardens! This grant will provide foods for creating the healthy snacks which the kids just love! We have a responsibility to respect where our foods come from and to provide good nutrition for children to thrive, a belief we share with Annie's Natural and Organic Foods. Thank you to Annie's Foods.

Growing Healthy Kids has also been selected as one of three recipients for Annie's contest on Facebook beginning the end of this week. More on that when we get details. I am SOOOO excited about all these developments, as it means we can now really kick up some serious garden dust with healthy foods and snacks for kids (once Florida thaws out, of course).

So, here's your question...what is your favorite kid-friendly healthy snack??

From the Arctic tundra previously know as "where the tropics begin", it is with great gratitude that I begin my work today to act deliberately to improve the health - and lives - of children, one garden, and one child at a time.

To your perfect health.

Nancy Heinrich
Founder, Growing Healthy Kids