Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mommy & Me

If you’re looking for an educational fitness program for your 2 - 5 year old that makes exercise fun, teaches sound nutrition, and incorporates rest and relaxation, you’ve found the perfect blend.

A variety of supplemental activities are also provided such as recipes, coloring and activity pages, classroom projects, and more.

The best part? Parents are encouraged to
participate WITH their child!  

Six Week Session begins April 1
Thursdays @ 10am
Wacky World Kidz—4234 South Reed Avenue

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Space is limited! Register early!

Classes taught by certified and specially trained instructors.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What's for dinner? - Week 4

What's for dinner this week? Not much! My husband is gone this week, so new recipe reviews are on hiatus. Being the sole caregiver for my two little monkeys doesn't leave me with enough energy to cook and I'm guessing those little monkeys might not even like the end result! The recipe review will return next week.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Precautionary Principle

There are over 100,000 synthetic chemicals approved for market use today, from preservatives in our lipstick to flame retardants in our sofas, from plasticizers in our water bottles to pesticides on our fruit and vegetables. Less than 10% of these chemicals have been tested for their effects on human health. The average American carries at least 116 chemicals in his or her body, yet scientists can tell us next to nothing about the lifetime effects of living with this toxic “cocktail” of chemicals. To learn more, visit

The Breast Cancer Fund is a founding member of the Bay Area Precautionary Principle Working Group (BAWG), an innovative collaborative made up of leaders from the breast cancer, public health, environmental health and environmental justice communities, formed to promote the implementation of the precautionary principle in the Bay Area and assist other regions of the country in their efforts to do that same.

** This is Week #11 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What's for dinner? - Week 3

Okay, this week's recipe review is not really what's for dinner, it should be called what's for breakfast instead. The recipe I chose was Peanut Butter Pancakes from

I was a bit confused by the recipe as the ingredient list calls for 3 Tbs of melted butter, but the butter is not mentioned in the directions. Since I try to cut butter/oil from recipes anyway, I decided not to add it. The other modifications I made to the recipe were to use part whole wheat flour, add some oats, and add some applesauce. The recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup flour, so I used half unbleached standard flour and half whole wheat flour. I added a couple of handfuls of oats, probably about 1/3 cup. The batter was quite thick, so I added applesauce until it was the consistency that I wanted. It ended up being about 1/2 cup of applesauce.

They turned out rather well. I think I might increase the peanut butter next time, they weren't quite as peanut buttery as I would have liked. The boys liked them, too. I think they will be a great snack for on the go at Stroller Strides.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Healthy Momma Challenge 2010

It is time to register for the Get Fit & Healthy Momma Challenge! Registrations are due by Friday, March 12.

The Healthy Momma Challenge is a 6-week program for a healthier and happier YOU!!!! The Healthy Momma Challenge supports participants while they make strides in three very important areas: mind, body, and spirit. This includes personal "Mom only" time, healthy eating, and fitness. This is a team competition and the teams consist of 3 participants each. If you are interested in participating, but need help with getting a team together - no problem! I will match unmatched participants. Teams count points for making healthy choices for your mind, body, and spirit and points are submitted weekly. The three teams with the most points at the end of the six weeks will win prizes!

Registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt. Registrations are due Friday, March 12 and the challenge runs from March 15 through April 26. Click here for more detailed information about the challenge. For a registration form, please click here.

If you are participating in the Healthy Momma Challenge, you can also choose to participate in the Get Fit Challenge. The Get Fit Challenge is an individual competition that lasts 12 weeks, from March 15 – June 7, to see what changes you can make in your life to create a healthier, stronger, leaner you! Just think, you've already got the exercise part down (you may just need to step it up a notch or two at class) so now you just need to add in the proper eating habits. The best part is that you will have your fellow Stroller Striders encouraging you along the way so you are sure to succeed! The person whom makes the most significant improvements in their fitness levels will be our "Get Fit Challenge Winner".

The Get Fit Challenge also begins on March 15, but fitness testing will be held March 13, 14, and 15. The fitness test will consist of curl ups, shuttle run, endurance run/walk, and push ups. For more information on the the Get Fit Challenge, click here.

There is no charge to participate in the Get Fit Challenge, but participants must also be registered for the Healthy Momma Challenge and be active Stroller Strides members.

If you are not currently a Stroller Strides member, take advantage of the Healthy Momma Challenge package! For only $75, get the Healthy Momma Challenge registration, Stroller Strides registration, and 3 classes per week for the 6 weeks of the challenge - that is a savings of $50!!

Contact me with any questions and get your registration in soon!

Disproportionate Impact of Breast Cancer

While more white women get breast cancer than African American women, more African American women will die of the disease. There are environmental exposures that are unique to African Americans like the more common use of hormone-containing personal care products. Please help us spread the word about the challenges for African American women. Request copies of and help distribute The Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer in African American Women at

And while fewer Latinas get breast cancer than other groups, breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in Latina women in the United States. Experts say Latina breast cancer is understudied and that we simply do not have accurate data to know just how hard breast cancer is hitting these women. Help us shed more light on breast cancer within these communities of color. Read more about the Latina experience in BCF’s 2006 newsletter If you would like to help distribute our print newsletter a few times a year, fill out a volunteer form and let us know!

** This is Week #10 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**

Friday, March 5, 2010

What's for dinner? - Week 2

I tried another recipe from Cooking Light's website for the review. This week I made Adobo Chicken. While last week's Bistro Braised Chicken will definitely be made again, the Adobo Chicken probably will not. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that great either. The picture below is the one from Cooking Light

Mine did not look like that! I am not sure how the one in the picture has such a pretty color. There is so much soy sauce in the recipe that my chicken was an ugly blackish-brown. Again, it didn't taste bad, but I think there are better recipes out there.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Support Breastfeeding and Healthy School Lunch

One thing we can do to help combat childhood obesity is to promote breastfeeding early in life and support school-based healthy school lunch and obesity prevention programs for older children. Look into groups that are advocating for more breastfeeding like

** This is Week #9 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**