From our kitchen: 8/4/13
On the menu this week...
||CHEESE AND TOMATO RISOTTO
||PUMPKIN OR TOMATO SOUP
Much of our time is spent on managing relationships with spouses, children, friends and neighbours. We strive to make people feel good, positive and appreciated about themselves by setting good behaviour patterns such as self confidence, flexibility and humour. But often what we can sometimes forget to manage is our relationship with ourselves and food. It is known that good practices through the primary education process leads to more self aware and confident adults. This is why the luncheon time is as important as any other lesson of the day. Self control, service to others, gratitude, cleanliness, manners are all expressing themselves in this environment.
In the McLaren Hall we (kitchen staff and teachers) strive to keep a healthy and happy balance to the children’s overall experience. We manage many dietary restrictions happily, we interact with children daily, smiling, and we eat the food that is given to us. One of the most exciting times of the day (for the children) is riddle time. It is the ‘talk’ that leads to great conversation and analysis. Making the entire experience enjoyable is the breakthrough to helping reduce eating disorders at any age.
Watching what we eat and when we eat it is a steady way to self control and weight maintenance. When you or your children overdo it, fall back to the basics-
· Eat lightly every few hours
· Make a fist – portion control, that is the size of your stomach.
· Dig into some nuts or anything red, orange or green for a snack
· Eat slowly, with awareness
· Adopt power and super foods into your diet
· And...move more than you did yesterday
Donna Moor with the daily riddle board.