During the school year, working mothers may struggle to balance their career with the aggressive daily schedules of their children and families. Many have compared their daily routines as running on a never ending treadmill or an unrealistic juggling act. Each day we deal with the overwhelming race of our careers, homework, school activities, after school sports, religion classes, and our spouses. With limited time on our side, dinners often resemble quick pre-made and processed foods. However, our children’s nutrition should not be the area of compromise.
According to the National Cancer Institute, as much as eighty percent of all cancers are due to identified factors, and thus are potentially preventable. Thirty percent are due to tobacco use, and as much as thirty-five to fifty percent are due to foods. Cancer causing carcinogens can be found in certain foods. Therefore, we need to make sure that we include nutrition management as part of our “jobs” as mothers.
The average diet in the United States is about thirty-seven percent fat. The National Cancer Institute suggests that people should lower fat intake to at least thirty percent. A cancer prevention diet is one that is high in fiber, low in fat and includes generous portions of fruits and vegetables with minimal or no alcohol. Good planning and education can help mothers learn how to create balanced and nutritional meals that will support the future of their children’s health.
Feeding Your Life Holistic Health Care is a local option that that offers supportive, realistic and manageable options to implement nutritional health into your homes. Owned and managed by Jennifer Kelly, CHC, Feeding Your Life offers individualized programs that guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support your family. The programs offered are not specific to dieting, rather focused on creating and incorporating a healthy food lifestyle that should not require additional effort.
As we know, each of our families has specific challenges. Therefore, each program is created to address those individual needs of your family. Even families with picky eaters can benefit from Jennifer’s methods of incorporating healthly eating in a discreet and undetected way.
Nutrition is as important, if not more important, than getting your children to soccer practice or dance class, completing homework, or our career business demands. Make the food you bring into your homes the priority above all else.
Feeding Your Life Holistic Health Center is located at 102 Main Street in Kings Park. Free consultations are available. Classes offered include a variety of cooking classes with download options, free lectures, and individualized programs.