Bringing Children Up “Green”

Sarnia In 1989, my first child was in kindergarten. Another parent and I were concerned about teaching our children to take care of the earth. Putting our concerns into action, we manufactured canvas bags called “Treekeepers” to start a movement to stop using paper or plastic bags. Although we drove miles and miles to “name” stores, and health stores, we only got one order. No one was ready to go “green”! Instead, I did what I could do by becoming an advocate as Girl Scout leader, a room mom, a writer, teacher and holistic nutritionist. 25 years ago, I changed the school’s dietary guidelines and created a cookbook for healthy treats. The grass roots movement caught on!

Chhoti Sādri  Invite nature and apply nurture with these 9 simple tips:

  1. Sprout seeds and grow herbs and/or veggies in your kitchen for your child to tend.
  2. Buy grains in bulk.
  3. Use glass jars for storing bulk foods.
  4. Are you benefiting the manufacturers pocket or your health?
  5. Living food equals life!
  6. Nourish your soul, your family, and your friends through food that you make together.
  7. Let’s use white flour to make ornaments!
  8. Put your hands in some earth today.
  9. Recycle and renew.

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Sally Kravich

M.S. Holistic Nutrition
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