Kids Have a Voice Too!!!


Hey Chicago! Happy Humpday!

I oftentimes try and give you some personal insights into "my world" of health and fitness, so today I thought I would introduce you to 2 experts in the field of health, fitness and nutrition whom I follow and although I'v never met (maybe someday), have learned an enormous amount from and want to share them with you. 

But first, CALLING ALL PARENTS! I wanted to remind all you parents out there in Chicago


that this Saturday, February 27, Slow Food Chicago  and Green City Market will join together for a the program Kids Write to Eat event during the indoor winter farmer's market from 8am to 1pm at the Peggy Noetbaert Museum in the North Gallery. Slow Food USA is on a mission to get kids across the country involved in its Time for Lunch Letter-Writing Campaign to Congress, calling on legislators to support school lunch reform with changes to the Child Nutrition Act, which is expected to be updated this spring. Paper, pens and crayons will be provided so kids
can write their legislators; Slow Food will collect and mail the
Now, On To The Experts:
The first expert I want to introduce you to is a local blogger who blogs about nutrition. I read a ton of articles from several different bloggers on a daily basis and I've found this blogger to be particularly informative and very up-to-date and the best part is, is that she's from Chicago!

Her name is Janet Helm and she writes a blog called Nutrition Unplugged. Her mission is to: Translate
nutrition science into intelligible words - and healthy food choices.
She wants to help people make sense of nutrition news. She believes
food should be enjoyed, not feared. And thinks taste and health can
happily co-exist

Her blog certainly follows through on her mission and I agree with
Janet, healthy food can be delicious. If you don't think so, just check
out Green Zebra or any one of Karyn's restaurants, beleive me, you'll change your tune!

I've learned a great deal from her Janet, I find her blog extremely
informative, easy to understand and very relevant. I highly recommend
you check out her blog, and follow her on Twitter.

The second health and fitness expert I recommend following, is a man by the name of Mark Verstegen, Founder of Athlete's Performance and Core Performance.
He is a legend in the industry but unlike a lot of people who have
ascended to the top of their field and decide to sit back and relax,
Mark continues to be at the forefront of new and improved methods of
training. He continues to push the envelope and the best athletes in
the world rely on Mark to prepare them for their sport.

Athelete's Performance
is just that, a company focused on developing and improving the skills
of some of the world's greatest athlete's. If you are someone looking
to find out more about the training methods and techniques of some of
the fittest athletes on the planet, check out Athelte's Performance.
Core Performance is
geared toward the rest us. It has an amazing amount of nutritional
information, great exercise plans, daily blogs, a "move of the day" and
every time I check out the site I learn something new, which is very
refreshing. Follow them on Twitter and become a Fan on FB here. Core Performance Fan Page. 

Check them out, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Let me know
something new you've learned from them after checking them out!

And remember parents, let your kids voice be heard!


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  • Mark,
    Thanks so much for the shout out. Really appreciate it!
    Keep up your good work.
    Best, Janet Helm

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