Health Tip – A matter of opinion

Well, after this weekend I had to dust off my soapbox again.  I want to share a portion of my church bulletin from Sunday.  I was excited to hear that our parish had formed a Wellness Committee and my husband gladly joined but soon found that he was left off of correspondence about meeting dates and basically excluded from the group.  While that was frustrating, our hope was that the wellness committee would make some positive change.

Unfortunately, one of the first things they did was to sponsor a “flu shot” clinic between masses.  You know our stance on that issue.

Another thing is that they instituted a Health Tip of the Week which sounded great.  Unfortunately again, it is a bit misguided.  Although much of the information is right on, baking a pie or cookies to promote healthy eating?  I’m not thinking those things are healthy from any prospective.  Anyway, here it is:

Health Tip of the Week:  Healthy Habits Make Healthy Homes

We all want to be good parents and good role models.  By making smart choices everyday for your kids you are setting them up for a fit future.  It is important to eat well.  Do things together as a family and set good examples.  Teaching kids to cook healthy foods promotes bonding together while having some fun.  Explore the outdoors.  Marvel at God’s hand in the coloring of the leaves and the wonderful smells of the fall harvest.  Bake a pie or some cookies.  Phone a neighbor or friend stressed with illness, financial or mental problems.  As a family, offer to mow their lawn and clean up their yard.  This will promote good neighbor relations, strengthen a friendship and will result in a sense of well being for all.  Take time to enjoy the Octoberfest and thank God for all his wonderous works.  For more information contact….NAME WITHHELD

Remember, homemade does NOT equal healthy!

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