I'm participating in a campaign with mom it Forward on behalf of the Girl Scouts and Together Counts, all opinions are my own.
I'd like to think that my daughter lives a healthy lifestyle but to be honest it's because I'm there to make sure she makes the right choices. There have been times when she stays with grandparents and they tell me stories about how they both swindle their way into treats. Which isn't hard with my family. It's a long journey teaching girls about making healthy choices and to be active. One that we started when they were young and I'm sure will continue until they move out.
This past week I signed JaMonkey up to be a Girl Scout. I'm hoping that they have some openings for her in a troop. I was a Brownie when I was younger, while my Mom was the troop leader. One of my favorite things were the camps that I went to during the summer months. I made great friends and it really inspired me to be myself and also help others. Not to mention the badges that you can earn from activities like hiking or dancing or snacking!
In partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Together Counts and Girl Scouts of the USA have developed three “healthy habits” booklets for volunteers to use in conjunction with their Journey Adult Guides. These free booklets help guide girls on their journey as they learn to lead active, healthy lifestyles. The downloadable books are available for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors and can help guide girls in fun ways to achieve “energy balance.” Energy Balance means learning to balance the calories we consume with the calories we expend. Calories in- calories out.
The three Healthy Habits Journey booklets available for download include:
- Between Earth and Sky with Healthy Habits
- WOW! Wonders of Water with Healthy Habits
- Get Moving! with Healthy Habits
We've been participating in family 5K events to show that we can all be healthy together. My girls love it. The little one especially because she just hast to sit in the stroller! But our last race, the Super Hero Sprint, JaMonkey walked with us the whole time and really enjoyed herself. It's a great way to show her a fun way to get exercise. We also only keep healthy snacks in the house so there are no sugar crashes before dinner even rolls around. These Healthy Habits Journey booklets are going to be a great tool for teaching my girls about the importance of both nutrition and physical activity.
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