Some of you have asked me about my “new” job, and I’m excited to tell you it’s finally official! For the past few months, I’ve been working as a contributing writer for Libby Edelman’s new site, Healthy Heart & Sole.

A community dedicated to fighting childhood obesity through education, awareness and inspiration, Healthy Heart & Sole, in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Healthy Schools Program, features articles about healthy eating and exercise tips for the whole family. There are also places on the site for readers to ask nutrition questions (answered by Lisa Brown, RD) and share their own success stories.

In an email she sent out to fellow bloggers, Libby wrote, “I’m a designer, who’s been in the fashion industry for three decades, but first and foremost I’m a wife and mother to three wonderful children. I became obsessed with trying to spread the word about childhood obesity when I heard that one in three children (ages 2 to 19) is overweight or obese. If this current trend continues, today’s kids will be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. As a mother, I feel a personal responsibility to do something about this, and hope to make a difference with Healthy Heart & Sole.”

Stop by for a look and please share Healthy Heart & Sole with anyone you think would be interested. Also, feel free to offer contributions and feedback. I’m always on the hunt for new things to write about, and if you’re up to something really cool in your community or just want to share a favorite recipe or yoga pose or trick for getting your three-year-old to eat kale, I want to hear about it!

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