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16 Jul Plant-Strong™ Kids Week 5!

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We are really loving hearing about your kids getting plant-strong!

Kathy wrote to us:

“My two sons had been resisting for a long time. They are 5&7.  I kept giving in and letting them have fast-food and other favorites like fruit juice and cold cuts and ice-cream. I started with week 1 and did the challenges and had them read along with me and do the activities. They got really into it! They really like the scavenger hunts and the challenges. They really look forward to Friday and they are not asking for their old favorites anymore, instead they are helping me pick out plant-strong meals and helping me shop! My 7 year old had some weight to lose, his Doctor was concerned, but I’m happy to report that he has had some healthy weight loss and is getting more active. They are both trying things they never had and they like picking out some of their own produce. They have loved every recipe so far! I’ve been really surprised, and I think that honestly it was my own doubts getting in the way of them becoming plant-strong. I thought because I had a hard time giving up my vices, they would as well. Their pediatrician is completely supportive and mentioned that she wished every parent would at least stop giving their kids sugary drinks, fast food and dairy! I hope that they will continue this for life so they don’t have to face all of the health problems that have been in our family.” Kathy in California

If you want to share your story e-mail info@engine2.com

Now onto week 5!

Plant Strong Kids™ Week 5

Thanks to Dreena Burton for the wonderful kid friendly recipes this week!

Catch up with weeks 1-4:

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

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Ami Mackey

Ami Mackey is the Curator of Creative Content at Engine 2. She is also a food coach at Engine 2 and has been plant-strong since 2011. When she isn't attending to all things Engine 2, she is the Program Director at St Louis All City Boxing a nonprofit youth program. She has earned certificates from eCornell in Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition from NASM.

  • Kate
    Posted at 14:00h, 03 August

    This is wonderful. What a fun way to teach your children a healthy habit. Also, way to go about the weight loss. You have saved your son from some terrible experiences in his future.

  • Dana
    Posted at 22:25h, 03 August

    Wow! Just discovered this series and am SO excited! I printed out Week 5 out for my 7 year old son and can’t wait to work through the others with him (and his 4 y/o brother). Thank you so very much for putting these together. It is so helpful for the kids to hear about healthy choices from someone other than their dear ole Mom! 🙂 Thanks for all you do. Love your book, your blog, recipes, hints- everything!

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