2011-2012 School Year Kick-Off!
Despite events like Hurricane Irene pummeling the East Coast,
I really love the end of August - this time of the year has always been one of
my favorites. The weather in the northeast part of the country begins to change,
becoming more unpredictable. The sky turns temperamental and a cool breeze will
begin to cut through the summer heat. At dusk, sunsets are often gorgeous hues
of yellow, orange and pink. You can feel the seasonal change hanging in the
As a child, these signs would let me know that "back to
school" was right around the bend. Now, as an adult working in a preschool
setting, the same is true. We return to school Wednesday, August 31st
and I am beginning to prepare for the new students and new school year at hand.
In addition to this, I have also been giving more thought to
this blog site and ways that I can help it grow and improve this year. As many
of you know, I love using food and recipes as a way to help children expand
both their feeding and communication skills. So one idea I have started to
cultivate is the Good Eater Secrets
My idea for this project is the following:
Secrets is a series of questions designed to investigate the "secrets" behind
children who are good, healthy eaters and the moms (and dads!) that feed them! The
purpose of this search is to help both parents of "picky eaters" and speech
therapists who work with "picky eaters" in homecare and in the classroom to
know not only HOW to feed the "picky eaters" in their life differently, but
also WHAT to feed them!
By sharing these
"secrets", the series will hopefully add to the good eating habits and improved
nutritional intake of little ones all over America (and possibly the world -
given that ADVANCE magazine is available and read well beyond our borders)!
Next Tuesday, the day after Labor Day as well as the
beginning of a new school year for many, I will share our first Good Eater
Secrets post. I thought this would be a really fun way to kick off the new
I would also like to hear from the ADVANCE magazine blog
readers! Tell me what topics YOU would like to see covered
over the upcoming year! This blog is for and about you, so please send in your