Sunday, August 12, 2012
Dig In Manitoba to the Rescue: Finding Time to Purchase and Prepare Healthy, Local Food
Between running a household and looking after the kids, there’s no doubt that motherhood is more than a full-time job – and that’s not even counting any additional work you might be doing outside of family life. Even when it’s something you love, it can keep you busy enough that juggling everything can be tricky to manage!
With all of that in mind, who has the time to buy locally-grown, ethically-produced food, cook meals from scratch and provide their kids with healthy snacks?
The Dig In Challenge is here to help you out! As a member of momstown, you already know the value of joining a community for support. The Dig In Challenge is just like that, with a focus on healthy, local, sustainable, and fair food.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a huge hassle. There are so many ways to fit it into your busy lifestyle, regardless of whether it’s summertime or back-to-school season. Just some of the things you can do include:
· Visiting www.DigInManitoba.ca to find healthy, local recipes (plus kid-friendly snacks!), and to share some of your own
· Getting your kids involved with having fun with food – start them off at an early age by taking them to the farmers’ market or put together a quick, easy meal with them as your special helper
· Picking local fruit with the whole family through www.FruitShare.ca
· Playing Heifer games and activities with your children to learn about the importance of fair food
· Joining the Dig In Challenge (www.DigInManitoba.ca/challenge) to participate in a community of families eager to learn about healthy, local food – it’s free to join, and you’ll get to attend food skill workshops and might even win a prize!
Hungry for more healthy eating ideas? Visit www.DigInManitoba.ca/challenge/action for over 40 ideas!
Check out our Dig In forum for inspiration about what other Manitoban families are doing to eat healthy and local this summer – and how they’re going to continue to do so during the back-to-school season.