Monday, July 13, 2009

Mondays Matter: Week 28

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza
-30% of children's meals consist of fast food.
-1 in 5 children between the ages of 6 and 17 are overweight.
-Large portions, value meals, and supersizing create serving sizes that are double and triple the recommended daily allowance.
-Billions of dollars are spent each year on fast food ads targeting children.
1. Don't eat fast food today.
2. Start the habit of switching one fast food meal per week to a healthier alternative.
3. On days you do eat fast food, ask for the small size.
4. Never supersize your meal. The price and value may be tempting, but your health pays the greatest price.
5. Plan your meals at least a few days in advance.
6. Go to the store and buy fresh or organic food.
7. Pack a healthy lunch or cook dinner at home today.
With each fast-food meal, you significantly increase your carbohydrate and fat intake as well as the calories you eat. So, plan your meals, simplify your schedule, cook and eat dinner as a family. When I plan our meals, our family eats better, I am less stressed and we are sitting around our own table!

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