My New Year’s Resolutions for the Kids….

A week into 2011 and I have been thinking what I want to do this year. I always have a running list of goals I want to accomplish, places I want to visit and experiences I want to have. I have also been thinking about what I want to accomplish as a parent this year. Since this blog is focused on kids and raising healthy children here are my goals for my kids:

1)      I want my 3.5 year old to learn a new recipe a month that she can put together by herself.

2)      I want to exercise with them once a week – whether that means going swimming together, or going for a hike or doing a yoga class together. I want to exercise with them to show that take care of your body is just as important as eating healthy food.

3)      Teach my kids in detail about 1 new cuisine. I don’t know what cuisine it will be, but my plan is to introduce them to 1 cuisine. Make the recipes, go to the local market, eat at restaurants for the cuisine.

4)      Teach my 3.5 year old about carbohydrates, proteins, and fat – what they are, why we need them etc….

5)      Keep giving them a green dish with every meal if not every other meal during the day.

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