Sarene Alsharif is passionate about health and nutrition. She believes through education and motivation people will do what it takes to build a healthier society which is why she began the Healthy Plate 5 program - to educate families about healthy eating. Find ideas for a healthier lifestyle on her blog and facebook page and website.
Sarene Alsharif is passionate about health and nutrition. She believes through education and motivation people will do what it takes to build a healthier society which is why she began the Healthy Plate 5 program - to educate families about healthy eating
Blog Post List
November 25, 2014
Kids crave sweets all the time especially in the winter. But in all honesty, in my house, the adults crave it just as much as the kids. As the days get shorter, and colder, our natural instincts kick in: eat more carbs and pack on more fat so you can survive the long cold winter (there are actually studies showing we crave more carbohydrates in the winter). Unfortunately, our genetic makeup has not yet caught up with the fact that the grocery store around the corner will have all the food we could possibly need and much more all winter long. The sweet cravings do not get any better while...
November 14, 2014
From the moment I step out my door the nightmare begins. My Big Boy, who is six, asks where we are going and I answer ‘the grocery store.’ Immediately the nagging begins from the Little Tike, now 3, asking for candy and bargaining good behavior for a lollipop. Mind you, he had a big lunch right before heading out the door. How can I blame him? As soon as we walk into the grocery store, we’re greeted with displays of candies and potato chips. They fill the shelves, beckoning us with their bright colors. As a three year old, it is hard to ignore. Companies have spent millions of dollars to...
September 27, 2013
In a society plagued by obesity, with three out of the five top causes of death in America related to lifestyle choices, it's time we did something to save the future generation. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) made great steps in this direction over the summer by passing the new nutritional standards for lunch and snacks. But, children, and parents alike, still need to learn how to love and prepare healthy foods. As I mom of two active boys, I want to see them live long, happy, healthy lives and I want to be an active part of their lives. Life is unpredictable and there...