Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Paradise Greetings,

Thanksgiving 2010 is coming to a beautiful close. While watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (wasn't Arlo Guthrie's performance of "This Land is Your Land" just great?!) the weather was warm enough to turn on the air conditioner. By yesterday a cold front moved through Vero Beach, bringing a light rain and grey clouds. Today there is a pleasant breeze blowing the living room curtains as I write. I had a great morning walk/run this morning and a great sunrise visit with one of my neighbors and his expanding bromeliad garden which I helped start several years ago. The dog is happy to be sitting looking out the window, having enjoyed some leftover cheese grits. My Sunday vegetable omelet was one of the best ever! I can't decide if it was because of Linda Hart's fresh eggs from her Crazy Hart Ranch or the sweet red pepper I harvested this morning from my back yard.

The Growing Healthy Kids movement, its programs, its supporters, and its volunteers, is all about making a difference in the lives - and health - of America's children. It is about having a voice that kids can hear. It is about having courage to stand up for the truth about what we need to do and say to prevent obesity-related diseases in children. It is about being grateful for the fact that so many people recognize the work involved in starting Growing Healthy Kids. It is gratitude for every person who has said to me, "Thank you for speaking clearly and teaching me what to do."

The health of America's children is being compromised by for-profit food and drug companies and by public agencies that should be protecting our health and preventing disease but sell out their integrity and your best interests.

Growing Healthy Kids is about getting the truth out into the open, about getting back to the basics of good food, regular physical fitness, and about restoring balance to kids' lives. Growing Healthy Kids is grateful for your support and we look forward to being able to speak with a louder voice.

I am grateful for this Thanksgiving with the chance to pause, reflect, and give thanks to everyone who is part of the Growing Healthy Kids' movement.

Growing Healthy Kids - improving the health and lives of America's children, one garden and one child at a time.

To your perfect health.
Nancy Heinrich
Founder, Growing Healthy Kids

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