Thursday, August 21, 2014

Food for Thought: Kids Eat Right Month

August is Kids Eat Right Month. Getting kids to eat the way they should and be active can be a very difficult part of parenting. Here are a few tips to help your child get started on the path to eating right:

Get active. Kids need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous active play every day. They do not usually get this at school, so making time for exercise and play after school is important. Get active as a family.

Enjoy meals together. Kids learn how to eat healthy by being involved in all the steps of the cooking process. Get kids involved in planning, preparing and cooking healthy meals together.

Make sure kids are eating breakfast. Making sure children have routine mealtimes helps set them up for a lifetime of good habits. Skipping breakfast has been correlated with obesity.

Teach children all foods can fit within a healthy diet. Exercise moderation in portions and the availability of high-fat, high-calorie, low-nutrient foods.

Words of Wisdom
Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
A proud  grandpoppa   G.


  1. It's great fun to have the children helping in the kitchen! Our daughters were there when they were growing up, and our grandchildren are good kitchen helpers! Love that saying about the man who makes more money than his wife can spend.:-)

    1. Ms. Nellie,
      I do so agree . Kids are like a sapling tree , when you plant it , put a strong stick beside it to keep it straight and strong . The way you raised your daughters will be with them for a lifetime and they are teaching their kids the same things . As they say down here the fruit do not fall far from the tree . :- ))

  2. Howdy Dad,
    What a great reminder to parents and kids do love to help ... start them when they are young and it will last a lifetime .
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day ... it give your kids a head start on the day .
    I agree with Nellie ... that quote caught my eye too ... tell your son to get another job . Thanks for all the help and much love to you .
    Your only daughter .

    1. Daughter ,
      I watch you with my grands and it makes my heart feel so much love . I do not think you will get them out the house without a balance breakfast .
      Ms. Nellie liked that saying , Telling him to get another job and him doing it , is two different things my daughter . (laughing my Butt off )

  3. Poppa ,
    We have to have breakfast every morning , mama say we may not eat all the food at school . Mama and MeMa let us help in the kitchen , MeMa love for us to help her and she cook good . We like your post poppa and the apple look yummy .
    Wrote by Jenny

    1. You have to have a good hot breakfast to get you through the morning , that is to keep your mind and brain sharp . Let me know when MeMa make some big cookies .
      Thank you my grands for all the love .
      Wrote by Poppa

  4. Dad,
    You are quite good at this , my hats' off to you , my dear 'Sir' . Great advice .
    What is wrong with Baby ? She said something happen on one of the blogs and she knows where it come from , see if you can find out for me . I checked , all four is still there .
    Keep up the good work .
    Your humble son

    1. Son,
      Thank you very much my son .
      Nothing happen to the blogs , there was a couple of comments and she tracked them down , It was someone hiding behind their keyboard , a coward I will say .
      Doing my best
      Your loving Dad

  5. Hi HB,
    The post was great this week and the wisdom you offered was priceless. I always look forward to seeing what you have to say. I will take your advice and never quit. Here's hoping you are well and strong and your heart is still full of joy.
    Love and hugs to you my HIS,

    1. Hunky Italian StationAugust 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      Hello little Butterfly ,
      Thank you very much , doing my best to help out , I am working on a good one , do not know when I will post it , When we get back from Reno I guess , well that will be awhile because we are not going until September .
      My heart is full of joy , do not know hot strong I am , Man have to get me out the chair (laughing my butt off) Hope you are feeling better .
      Hugs and love HIS


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