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The Next upcoming posts in the Health Section of the Herald will be on smoking and thoughtful eating. The former topic is sensitive, and we hope to approach from a hope-giving, understanding, and realistic perspective. It will complement/prepare the way for the 5 Day Stop Smoking Program in the middle of April. If any of you have any thoughts or experiences please comment.
This past week, I had a very honest conversation with a Sewanee janitor who’s from Grundy. Besides starting work before sunrise, she’s a mother and wife. She emphasized the importance of healthy initiatives at school, for the importance of eating healthily at home and daily exercise is not stressed; it’s not a priority and more importantly it’s not economically viable in most cases. Parents are just thankful that their children are not cutting classes, doing drugs, or in jail. And as long as they are fed in the most general sense, everything will be okay. However, we both understood that habits start when kids are young and that their well being is definitely shaped by their environment. She said that she knew there was a problem in the system with how kids ate and lived, lifestyle wise, but working or absent parents simply don’t have time. There was a close encounter with tears on both sides of the conversation, but with a warm embrace, she imparted her hope in our efforts. Please share your thoughts. They’d be much appreciated. Peace, Ben Almassi