Pediatrician and author Dr. William Sears and exercise physiologist Sean Foy have developed a new series of nutrition workshops for parents and children. The original concept, L.E.A.N. Programs (Lifestyle. Exercise. Attitude. Nutrition) was a series of workshops that began in 2003 with several Boys & Girls Clubs.
Now it has expanded to the L.E.A.N. Start Program, which educates parents and children, integrating much of the information in the book, "LEAN Kids" written by Sears and Foy and "The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood," written by the Sears family of doctors.
Temecula is one of the first cities in California to offer this program, said Amy Quinn, nutritionist. "I will begin teaching these courses for Parks and Recreation in February."
The workshops will teach healthy habits for the entire family, Quinn said. Course topics include: How foods impact behavior, learning, moods and sleep; assessing ingredients in our food; great grocery shopping strategies; creating tasty, healthy meals and snacks and the best way to incorporate these into hectic lifestyles.