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Happy Fall! September 23, 2013

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It’s officially fall, and that means Body Walk is on the road again, spreading the message of Smart from the Inside Out.

Recently, the MS Body Walk was featured on the OrganWise Guys blog, be sure to check that out. Some never before seen pics are on there.

Tomatoes are a food of the month for September, and September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. September 24 is National Eat Dinner with Your Family Day. Taking these three together, you could make a low calorie, delicious meal featuring tomatoes for supper tonight to enjoy with your family.

Body Walk started the traveling season at Southeast Elementary in Lauderdale county. Tenisha Spencer booked Body Walk for her county. We had a great time, teaching the K-4th grade students all about the choices they can make to keep all their organ wise guys healthy. Some of the kids really needed the information and to see examples of what healthy organs look like. I overheard the volunteer ask the kids in the lung station what color their lungs are.  One child yelled, BROWN at the same time another yelled GREEN.  I almost fell over laughing. The volunteer was great though. She didn’t laugh at all. She calmly explained PINK is the color of healthy lungs, and the color we should all want our lungs to be.

Our volunteers were Allied Health students from Southeast High School. They did a great job. They had a lot of energy and enthusiasm explaining the lessons and leading the elementary students in the activities.  They helped tear down at the end of the day, and they enjoyed posing in the Brain dome after we took all the fabric off it.

ImageThe year is off to a great start. I hope your fall is off to a great start as well. Have dinner with your family tonight. I’m off to make whole-wheat spaghetti with diced tomatoes I put up myself earlier this summer. Yum!