Overview for 2005
and February (finishing up by March 5th) we will be focusing mainly on
the book 30 Days to a Healthier Family by Peggy Hughes. During
this time we will read the book and complete the 4 lessons with our families.
The first week of January can be used to prepare for the lessons by keeping
a 5 day journal of all the food each family member eats and reading through
Lesson 1. Then you can either spend 1 or 2 weeks on each lesson.
If you spend 1 week per lesson you can repeat the 30 days during February.
Or if you would like a slower pace, you can spend 2 weeks per lesson.
It is recommend that you continue to add new habits and review the material
in the book throughout the year.
When we have
finished all the lessons in 30 Days to a Healthier Family, we will
be using the book Healthy Foods by Leanne Ely. Reading assignments
are included below for the months of March to December 2005.
that each person create a week of menu plans for one meal of the day, each
month. For example, in January we suggest that you create a plan
for 7 breakfast meals. In February create a plan for 7 lunch meals,
and then in March create a plan for 7 dinners. This will repeat every
three months of the year and at the end of the year you will have created
a complete month's menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You are
encouraged to share your plans with the LDSMomEd list. We hope by
seeing each others plans we can come up with at least 3 months of menu
plans for our own families. Links to menu planning sheets can be
found in the above resource list.
we will read and study D&C Section 89. Then in the following
months (every other month) you will find a suggested article to read to
further your study of the Word of Wisdom or good health habits.
You are encouraged
to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and get enough sleep.
There is a section on exercise in 30 Days to a Healthier Family.
Additionally we are going to try and work through the Physical Fitness
Award Program (see link in resource list above). This award program
can be worked on individually, with your family, and/or with the LDSMomEd
group. If you would like to work with our group, you would post how
many points you earned each month and we would add up all the points collectively
till we reached 400 (Gold).
To study physiology
each person is to decide on a topic that is interesting and useful to them.
Choose some resources and complete some sort of study each month.
Katrina will be studying the physiology of the eyes, for example.
Other interests expressed by our list members were to study the respiratory
system, natural remedies and herbs, midwifery, and so on. Lists of
resources for studying these and other topics related to physiology, will
be listed on a separate page in the future.
You will want to keep one or more notebooks for
recording new knowledge, menu plans, exercise goals, and so on.