Newsletter, September 2014
Little Cooks Club’s New Website Launched
Nutritional information, all Little Cooks Club events (which you can download to your calendar), healthy lunch box ideas, recipes and so much more. Let us know what you think. We will be adding information on a regular basis with so many exciting things to come.
A warm welcome to Janica Ehlers on joining the Little Cooks Club group. We are so pleased to have you on board and wish you all the best in your area. The parents of Polokwane will be thrilled, I’m sure.
Janica Ehlers, Polokwane
Cell: 082 637 7746
New in South Africa: Online Health Coaching
When a child struggles with his/her learning, behavior, performance, weight or overall healthy, the impact is felt heavily by the parents. Many times parents seek help from tutors, coaches, counselors or medications. However, in many cases the solution is easily found through changes in lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition. Diet effects all behavior and learning.
Dr. Bill Sears is one of America’s most trusted physicians and focuses on making scientific principles simple and fun for the whole family to learn from. You will learn a complete approach to health that Dr. Sears calls “L.E.A.N.” L.E.A.N. is an acronym for the four pillars of health:
- Lifestyle – How we Live
- Exercise – How we Move
- Attitude – How we Think
- Nutrition – How we Eat
Join a community of individuals who are embarking on a great journey of learning about how simple healthy living can be. You can join and learn from anywhere in the country.
Start date: Monday 29th September 2014
You will spend about 2 to 3 hours a week on the course in your own time. Bookings essential for our online classroom and spaces are limited.
Introductory offer of only R1100 for the 3 weeks.
Topics Covered in the online coaching (3 week course):
- Traffic Light eating & Portion Control
- Breakfast & Grains
- Fruit & Vegetables
- Protein & Power up and play
- Skinny on Fat
- Water for your body
- Great downloads, video presentations, great topics
- Online discussions & motivation from your personal health coach
- Dirty dozen, additives & preservatives
- Healthy, practical recipes for families
If you a parent, caregiver or teacher and you passionate about getting children off to a good start in life – sign up. Its fun, interactive and great for the children to do with you. It brings families together; it helps children understand about health with the simple programmers’ & video presentations. This programme is so professionally done and a first in South Africa with online health coaching.
Email me to book dates or chat: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like a group talk at one of the franchises, let the franchisee in your area know and we can set aside a date and time.
Ingredient Reading 101
Are you unsure about what foods are really healthy and what foods are not? You are not alone. Grocers line the shelves with natural, organic, low carb, low fat, gluten free, and many other types of foods – it’s all so confusing. Much of what is on the front of a food package is marketing. The words natural, heart healthy, and low fat are advertising buzz words based on the latest fads. The best way to decide if a food is healthy is to practice ingredient reading.
Holiday Programmes for September
Please contact the franchise in your area directly for their holiday programmes or view on the website. Book now for September.
At School Programme
Our At School Programme has become very popular. We are running our Spade to Spatula programme in the schools and children are learning so many beneficial things from growing food to preparing and eating it. If you feel that Little Cooks Club should be in your school, speak to your head mistress and contact your nearest Little Cooks Club representative and see if she can do a demo in your school.
Parties at Little Cooks Club
Due to the huge demand for our awesome parties, please plan your children’s parties in advance – about 3 months in advance. They are so popular and we want your child to enjoy the experience and have the best day ever.
The party themes are:
- Spade to Spatula – planting and cooking
- Whisks and Wooden Spoons – preparing one healthy delight and one naughty
- Kids vs Kitchen – team building challenges with prizes
- Liquorice and Lime – mystery baskets and tastings with prizes
- Frosting and Fondant – cake pops and cake decorating
Our parties are very personalized and special; we put so much emphasis on the children and what they are learning. Book in advance, as our parties are extremely popular. Some of the franchisees make the most beautiful cakes and cake pops if you would like to place your orders with them.
Timeless Family Food Journal
Please order online (www.timelessfamilyfoodjournal.co.za). Only R350 for a book that will last a lifetime. The recipes are fantastic and the children are really enjoying making the book their own with illustrations, pasting in pictures, and moms adding notes and treasured memories. It’s perfect for ages 2 to 14 years and a must have in every home. It contains some great holiday ideas on what to make from soaps and body scrubs to paint and playdough.