Archive for the ‘Ironwill Kids’ Category

Guest Blog: Mark From Ironwill Teaches Us To Investigate, Contemplate, Initiate

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

By Mark Scherzer – Ironwill Kids

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too; Some of the Time.

We’ve all heard the expression, “everything in moderation.” It’s an age-old adage that’s been attributed to everyone from Plato to your mom and dad. It’s what we teach in our program, and it applies today more than ever. Since 1980, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled, which means nearly one out of three children in this country is either overweight or obese

Many kids, as well as adults, do things backwards: eating processed junk food all day long and consuming fruits and vegetables only some of the time. One way to get kids to cut down on processed food is to open their eyes to what’s in their favorite snacks. (more…)

Guest Blog: Mark From Ironwill, On Pesticides & Buying Organic

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

By Mark Scherzer – Ironwill Kids

Mark’s Pointers For Buying Organic

On Pesticides

One of the areas we cover in our Ironwill Kids program is the importance of learning where food comes from and how it’s grown. This allows us to make informed choices that can lead to better health and a safer environment. We discuss how healthy soil is made up of organic matter and explore methods for controlling bugs without the use of pesticides.

As I’m sure you’re aware, a lot of our fruit and vegetables are sprayed with chemicals to keep the insects away, and this practice has health consequences. For instance, there are studies that link exposure to pesticides with ADHD in children. This leads to the obvious question — as parents, what can we do? (more…)