Yesterday I attended a We Can! conference and training in Anchorage.
We Can! stands for: Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition
They have 3 main targets for children’s behavior: Eat Right, Get Active, and Reduce Screen Time (TV, computer, video games)
I also attended a session called SPARK that promotes physical activity in kids.
It was totally up my alley, and I came away with a lot of activities I can use in my classes. I am so glad I went!
After sitting all day though, I remembered how few calories you really do burn. Usually I eat every 3 hours, but I stayed full for 5 hours!
When I got home, I made myself a Green Monster Smoothie–something light but filled with veggies.
We made trail mix at the conference, but I wasn’t hungry then, so I saved it to have this evening.
– Shredded Wheat
– dried apricots
– dried peaches (yum!)
– sunflower seeds
It matches the leaves outside! Surprisingly our fall is lasting a lot longer than it usual does, which I am not complaining about! 🙂 Usually the fall is about 3 weeks, but we are going on week number 6!!
After dinner I met my friend, Katie, at Kaladi Brothers Coffee.
I love the atmosphere so much! It reminds me of Portland, OR. Portland will always hold a special place in my heart because Craig was going to school in Portland while we were dating, so I went out to visit him several times and basically fell in love with him (and the city) during those trips!Craig and I are actually off to Kaladi Bros. again this morning for some coffee and conversation before work!!