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Healthy Tummy Initiative – Dr. Laurie Brodsky

11 Jul

Our summer campers are in for a treat! Dr. Laurie Brodsky, will be coming to our camp for a guest lesson on Friday, as part of her Don’t Spill the Beans: Healthy Tummy Initiative in New York City. The mission of her initiative is to spread the message of Health & Wellness throughout the school community to address the growing concern about childhood diabetes and obesity. Her healthy tummy wellness curriculum promotes healthy eating, savvy snacking and balanced nutrition through targeted education and lesson plans for students, families and teachers across the country to ensure that children grow up with a preventative mind-state when it comes to their future and well-being. Dr. Brodsky also offers hands-on pediatric support to families and children with ADHD/ADD, autism and diabesity, along with a plethora of all-natural means to help keep your child healthy and happy both at school and in the home. Check out her blog here and here.

We couldn’t be more excited for her lesson on cooked vs. raw food, and the change in nutrient availability in foods when cooked in different ways. We will also learn about the browning effect on foods, how to cook veggies in the most nutrient conscious way, and best methods to cook many other common foods so that our bodies can absorb the most important vitamins and minerals needed for proper growth and development.