Welcome new Take Back Tour friends! I pray those of you that were blessed to join us at our 5th annual Wellness Walk on May 2, 2009 enjoyed yourselves as much as I did. We proved yet again that healthy eating can taste GREAT and make you feel good and be affordable. It was great to meet you in person and see new friends as well. Now you see that my comments about my big mouth are not exaggerations!!! (smile). For those of you that could not make it- sorry but you missed a great time and a lot of great free stuff. I am slowly but surely adding photos of the event to the website so check back in a few days. Stay tuned for more freebies and recipes this week (I love free stuff!) and useful information to help you TAKE BACK YOUR HEALTH!
I am attaching copies of the new forms I created for the walk including the TBT Safe Plastics Guide and the Healthy Kids Snacks Top 20 list. This list includes the items, where to find them and the average price in central North Carolina . I am also including the link to the recipe for the oatmeal burgers and vegan calico beans you all enjoyed so much.
Please share them with your family, colleagues and friends and give the gift of better health.
A bit about the Wellness Walks
Each year in the spring, in lieu of regular church services, we go to the [Joe Davidson] Park shelter and set up tables with health information and vegan and vegetarian food and begin with a brisk fun walk. We had 135 people in attendance this year from 30, 50 and 100 miles away of all races and ages! WOW!
The themes of our tables included the Take Back Tour Health Ministry subjects of 2008 with displays on: Natural Sweeteners, No Fake Foods Kids healthy snacking, Beauty Secrets of the Bible/Natural Beauty, Safe Home, Coupons/Recipes, Evangelism, healthy drinks tasting (almond milk, soy milk , Fizz Ed).
-Our menu included biscuits made with Light-life Foods Gimme Lean sausage, vegan calico beans, vegan and vegetarian oatmeal burgers, almonds, pecans, cashews, raisins, Philippine brand dried mangoes, Kashi TLC bars, strawberries, grapes, apples, bananas, water.
-We gave away prizes to promote health including grocery store gift cards, a Magic Bullet juicer, the Green Pan cookware, crock pot, natural beauty items such as raw honey, vegan soap, essential oils, olive oil, almond oil, and natural snack gifts items to help resist junk food temptation. Our kid gifts included a soccer ball, stainless steel thermos for kids, jump ropes, Subway gift card, and healthy snack items. CONGRADULATIONS to all our winners!
Renee Lea-Currie, Ph.D.