Health and Giving

As 2013 is starting up, I am thinking about New Year’s resolutions and wanted to have a few about improving my family’s health and improving our “giving back.”

Here are my ideas for improving my family’s health: Two days a week that are meat free, two days a week where we limit our sugar intake, and making sure my kids have a balanced diet so they get all the nutrition and vitamins they need through our food. That said, I don’t always succeed, often I don’t have the time, energy or organizational skills to always cook great balanced meals. Web MD says: Although getting nutrients from food is always preferable, adding a supplement might be smart. That is where vitamin and mineral supplements come in at our house.

Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Health and GivingIn the spirit of giving, here is an idea for giving back: Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Flintstones Vitamins, and Vitamin Angels have launched a charitable initiative called 10 Million Stronger, which is aimed at delivering essential vitamin A to 10 million children suffering from vitamin A deficiency worldwide. Vitamin A deficiency is an underlying cause of child mortality and blindness, and Flintstones Vitamins wants to give these kids the chance to grow up strong and healthy so they can lead meaningful, productive lives. In 10 Million Stronger’s inaugural year, $300,000 was donated to Vitamin Angels by Flintstones Vitamins which will help fund vitamin A for more than 1 million children in need. But Flintstones Vitamins needs our help! Visit the Flintstones Vitamins Facebook page at to help spread the word and make a donation to 10 Million Stronger. My kids are choosing charities to donate to this time of the year; there are many to choose from and 10 Million Stronger is a wonderful cause that can make a big difference to children in need.

I love giving back, don’t you?

Happy New Year,


[Sponsored by: Bayer HealthCare, the maker of Flintstones Vitamins]