Thursday, October 14, 2010
Advantages of healthy eating for a dairy cow!
Dairy farmers are planning, mixing and expediting a healthy eating program each and every day because each ingredient cost has a dollar value and it is important to give the cow the healthiest diet possible for the most cost effective approach. It is an individual plan that each dairy farmer has and an ethical and moral stance that each dairyman takes. I wish more parents would take the time to plan meals for a week and offer their children healthy eating each day. There are so many ways to give children healthy options and now is a good time for kids to learn as they are often ready to take in the important information. I believe if we get the right people in place that we can make a difference and somehow get rid of our child obesity problem. It is really sad to see at school when kids take just junk food or opt for a shake that they carry around, and they think that is the magical answer! For children and adults alike, it is all about balance and moderation. It is equally important for parents to be great role models showing kids how to exercise and to encourage healthy water drinking intake. I know my kids appreciate the fact that my husband and I are great role models. My kids often comment that they are glad that we feel and look great because it makes them feel good to have energetic and healthy parents! The fact that my kids recognize and offer their comments makes me feel proud and happy that eating healthy and having great attitudes goes a long way!