So, you know my name, and that I have a 4 year old son, but why read this blog? I work at the WA State Department of Health as the program manager for the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Program. I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and a Master's in Public Health. My team works to make it easier for people to eat healthy and be active where they live, learn, work and play. Our goal is for kids and adults to be at healthy weights and have less risk of chronic disease.
At home, I have two kids, a husband (who also works full time) and a dog. I strongly believe that our environment greatly influences our decisions and our health, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how the environment shapes the lives of my son and 1 year old daughter. In this blog, I will explore everyday situations I encounter as a super busy working mom, share some statistics, ponder why it’s so hard to be healthy, and share with you some of the ways I’ve managed to make it easier for my family to eat better and be more active.
I look forward to hearing from you about your strategies for raising a healthy family in this world that doesn’t always make it easy.