Monday, October 18, 2010

fall obsession

First of all, thanks so much to everyone who took the time to make some very thoughtful comments on my last post. I really appreciate your insight, and I’ll definitely consider it as I write this nutrition program! I also just got connected with a local farm to school group, and I think they will play a big role in helping to get better food into our local schools.

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the beach, even in non-swimming weather. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to enjoy a Michigan fall, and I love the freedom to be outside as much as possible.

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And seriously….what’s not to love about fall?! The changing colors of the leaves = my fave. What’s your fave aspect of fall?

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Another pumpkin recipe…I know, I know. But this one is really good as evidenced by the amount of time it took my family to demolish it [recipe here]. You don’t even need a sugary glaze. Pair it with a pumpkin spice latte for an extreme pumpkin fix. 

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I’m teaching my first clean eating class this week, but I’ll have to be pretty creative because the room I’m using isn’t PowerPoint enabled. Any suggestions?! There isn’t even a whiteboard in the room, so I was thinking of going old school with an easel and a marker…

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15 comments:

  1. I know it's not green, but props and hand outs are also really fun. And I haven't made a poster in forever, but I remember loving to make them when I was a kid. The easel sounds good too!

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  2. My favorite aspect of fall is honeycrisp apples. Does that count?

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  3. My favorite aspect of fall is leaves changing, soups/chili and wearing cozy sweaters.

    I used to do training in rooms that didn't have powerpoint access, chalk boards or dry erase boards. My favorite thing to use were these really big post-it note papers. I like them because once I was done writing on one I could stick it to the wall so everyone could still see it.

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  4. a pumpkin spiced latte with these scones would complete my fall breakfast and be the highlight of the season, you dont even have to look at the pictures to know the combo would be dynamite.

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  5. You could have a discussion session, those are always memorable - but bring clean treats to help people break out of their shells!

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  6. oh! good luck with your clean eating class this week :) you'll do great! i think you should make something with salmonnnnn

    i love walking through crunchy leaves in the fall and FOOTBALLLLLLLLL

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  7. I totally agree ... my favorite part about fall is the leaves changing colors. I also just can't help but step on crunchy looking leaves : )

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  8. Hmm what do I love about fall? Well besides the apples & pumpkin recipes... I love the cooler weather!

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  9. My favorite aspect of fall is the cold crisp air.

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  10. hi Emily! (I'm currently in fall denial; I missed out on summer and can't let it go!) So will you be at FNCE? I just found out that I can go. Will we be able to meet up sometime in Boston? I would love that : )

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  11. Oh yes, I think an easel and a marker would work just fine. I also think having samples and/or recipes would be a good idea. People love that. I'd actually love to hear what you are going to talk about in regards to clean eating. I haven't done much research on it, other than the blogs I've read about the subject. I want to come to your presentation!

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  12. I love fall! Minnesota's been gorgeous, so I've been taking a lot of walks and enjoying the colors. My favorite part of fall is probably squash. It's just so comforting!

    And I'm excited to hear how your talks with the local farm to school group goes--it sounds like it will be a great conversation!

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  13. Easel and marker is cool, try for a game or something interactive. Hands on stuff tends to keep people interested. You can make a powerpoint and provide copies to them, but if trying to save paper, not the best idea. Totally depends on what works for you.

    Glad you liked my comments/suggestions from your last post. That topic is one that will be the center of the RD universe for sometime to come. The obese children of today will become the obese adults of tomorrow, so we need to make sure that those toddlers now never get the chance to become obese adolescents, and then work with those other children to get them back to the basics that someone skipped the generation before...when we went to all fast food, all the time. I make sure that I spend around 1 hour, twice a week making a really nice, nutritious actual meal. I do not want my kids (when I have them) to eat out all the time or make frozen dinners. I want to cook meals. I have had to rearrange my schedule just a little, but I have found I can fit this in and an hour every day at the gym and not be too stressed or too tired. So, if I can do it, I think anyone can (I work 5 part time jobs and have 3 volunteer positions right now and finishing another grad degree).

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  14. Easel and marker all the way! I also do a lot of games and handouts. Do you have access to a copier?

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