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!