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Five Pounds...or Five Hundred

Posted on 08/15/2008

   Oh my, it’s almost back-to-school time!  Summertime may officially end on September 21—the autumnal equinox—but in our reality, school days end the summer life style.

   I’m very worried about how our nation’s school children eat in general and especially when they’re faced with school lunches.  Our country’s school lunch program is based on providing calories, not healthy eating.  This is a problem which has my attention.  Like all of us, I’m asking myself, “What can I do to help?”
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   Our new corn based meal containers are scheduled to begin to come on line in early September.  We will start gradually to make sure that the actual function of this environmentally friendly packaging is as good as we hope.  If all goes well with the prototype, we’ll make the full switch as soon as possible.

   Originally, we had hoped to make the switch this summer, but a dip in the supply of corn delayed that.  With that problem solved, we’re back on line.

   Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating’s current containers are recyclable—we made sure of that, but the corn option seems preferable.  Keep your fingers crossed that corn can do the job.
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   More kudos to Amanda Crowder!   You may remember that she’s the young woman with an eating disorder who so bravely and eloquently recounted her story, including her success with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.

   Now comes testimony from another young woman with an eating disorder.  Her name is Sarah and she reports that she and her dad were inspired by Amanda’s story.  Now Sarah is eating our meals.  

   Way to go Amanda!  Welcome, Sarah!  We’re rooting for you both.  We know how hard it is to fight through your condition, but many, many people have done it and SO CAN YOU.  Obviously, you are motivated and determined.  Please feel free to call on us if you need support.   My daughter Paula’s number is 817.689.0265.   She’s there for you and for anyone who needs to have their questions answered.
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   Here’s some information to demonstrate why Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is…well, healthy eating.  I’m using the 1,200 calorie plan because most women choose it to lose five pounds…or five hundred pounds.

   Recommended Dietary Intake for Women (RDIW) and Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating 1,200 calories daily plan (Our Plan):

   Total fat: RDIW, 62g or less; Our Plan, 33g.

   Saturated fat: RDIW, 20g or less; Our Plan, 8.9g.

   Cholesterol: RDIW, 300mg or less; Our Plan, 103mg.

   Sodium: RDIW, 2,400mg; Our Plan, 1612mg.

   Protein: RDIW, 50g; Our Plan, 67g.

   Calcium: RDIW, 1,000mg; Our Plan, 1,039mg.

   Vitamin A: RDIW, 700 RE; Our Plan, 893 RE.

   Vitamin C: RDIW, 75mg; Our Plan, 90mg.

   Vitamin D: RDIW, 5ug; Our Plan, 5.2ug.

   Riboflavin B2: RDIW, 1.1mg; Our Plan, 1.2mg.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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