Guest post by Pam Cobb, Director of Camp Runoia
After lunch, as I look out on the Apple Tree field (looking like a Currier and Ives card with 24+ hours of snow falling), I take a minute to dig into my “to read” pile. My newest magazine is AARP. Yep! Although I’ve resisted embracing the Association of Retired People, they are persistent. Ever since I turned 50 a few years ago, their magazine continues to show up in my office. Today’s article is “The New American Diet.” After finishing my veggie burger and pickle with pear for dessert, I feel semi self-righteous diving into the article. Here are some great tips from Dr. John Whyte, followed by Runoia’s approach:
Have Breakfast Every Day
We have a great camp breakfast with loads of choices for everyone.
Drink More Water
Our daily Assembly water announcement sounds like we are doing the right thing!
I feel really great about adding fish back to the menu one time a week.
Embrace Whole Grains
Brown rice? Whole wheat bread? Oatmeal and bran? Yes, yes, and yes!
Fill Up On Fruits And Veggies
We have a salad bar option twice a day, a breakfast bar with fresh fruit, fresh fruit snacks, carrots and hummus. We’re doing well!
Include Low-Fat Dairy Food
We do well with no-fat yogurt on the breakfast bar. Please give us your suggestions for other low-fat substitutes!
Don’t Eat Out For Two Weeks
Assuming they are not referring to our camping trips, we comply!
Okay, I confess – I changed this from “Snack often.” We serve healthy snacks three times a day.
Sorry folks, I don’t see this one coming to camp any time soon. The top reason is how to dispose of said gum on the way to the archery range!
Talk to Laurie, our Maine Campcierge™, about choosing the right camp for your child and what to do in Maine.