Wow! Thanks to TheLunchbox.org for naming me a “Lunchbox Hero!”
A hero, me? The word “Hero” conjures up images of firefighters saving people from burning buildings. Heros are the soldiers who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom, and the doctors or EMTs that provide life-saving medical care. My dad was an organ transplant surgeon, he gave people new pancreases and kidneys to cure their diabetes. My dad was definitely worthy of the title Hero, he had peoples lives literally in his hands every week.
So when I heard I was going to be named a “Lunchbox Hero,” I was taken aback. I am not a Hero, I certainly don’t put myself in harms way. And I am not saving lives. But then I remembered an email that Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary received after the assembly and launch of the new salad bar from Lets Move Salad Bars to Schools:
“You are my heros. I really appreciate your hard work and efforts! My kids loved it. Thank you!!” – Gwenna S.
I started to think that if there was one child that connected with my lessons and improved her health for the better, then maybe I could reluctantly and humbly accept the title.
I decided that I am still a little uncomfortable with the title Hero, and that is a good thing. Because I will work harder to prove that I am worthy, and it will help me to stay focused on my goals of helping to increase awareness about nutrition, and provide kids, families and schools with the tools they need to take action.
This week I am teaching some Healthy Lunchbox classes at Whole Foods to get kids excited about making healthy food fun! Next week, I will be appearing on San Diego Living to share some healthy lunchbox tips. School is going back into session, I hope to be scheduling more Food is Your Fuel assemblies. It is my hope that every week this year I can be doing something to help improve the health of kids in this country.
For more information about Food is Your Fuel assemblies and more: www.rebalancelife.com
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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Keep up the good work Sara
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