Kids are Eating a Wheelbarrow full of Sugar….

I just can’t resist passing on this TED talk with chef Jamie Oliver.  He became an inspiration for me after he did the TV series on changing the food served in school cafeterias (watch to around the 10 minute mark for Oliver’s rant on this topic). But one of the most jaw dropping part comes around the 11:30 mark where kids try to identify common vegetables – and get most of them wrong. And the wheelbarrow full of sugar is

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Chocolate Covered Swiss Chard – An Important Classroom Yoga Tip

A Valentine’s Yoga Mismatch Mmmmmm,  Chocolate!  Oh so euphoric, bittersweet goodness that melts on the tongue. Swiss Chard, my tender green friend.  Proudly named the Valedictorian of Vegetables. Valentine’s Day is the time of Romance and sometimes surprising coupling.  Let’s follow up on my last post about the Romance between the head and the heart and the coming together of the Olympics and Valentine’s Day with this lesson learned in my three classes last Friday: Like Chocolate and Swiss Chard,

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