When you think of Olympic athletes, what words come to mind? At Integrative Nutrition, we think of inspiration, dedication, and determination, to name a few. Nicolle Payne, two-time Olympic medalist and IIN graduate, has demonstrated all of the above – turning her passion for health and fitness into a fulfilling new career!
Having recently left her job in Corporate America, Nicolle is channeling her energy and athletic expertise into the field of Health Coaching. She recently started her own business, Ride the Wave Nutrition, with the goal of providing Olympic-sized support and encouragement to her clients.
Clean Plates, the guide to healthy, sustainable, organic restaurants (founded by 2005 graduate Jared Koch) has teamed up with Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine for a bi-weekly digital column featuring famous chefs and their favorite healthy ingredients.
We’re all familiar with the connection between kids’ toys and junk food – from Cracker Jacks to Happy Meals. But the Lunchables brand is raising the bar, with their massive “Never Be Bored Again” sweepstakes. (New York Times)
It is finished! We’ve tasted and tested foods from 9 countries during these last two weeks as we enjoyed the Olympics and talked about different cultures with our kids. Just in case you missed any of it, we’ve rounded them up all in one post!
If you have been watching the London Olympics, you might be dreaming of landing the perfect vault, winning gold in the 400-meter freestyle, or sprinting to victory in the 100-meter dash.
As many Health Coaches know, the range of sports and body types represented by the Olympics is proof that there isn’t a one-size-fits all way to exercise. While running a marathon might work for your best friend, you may find that you’re better suited for yoga or swimming.
We are covering foods from different countries over the next few weeks in honor of the Olympics! When Natalie and I decided to do this, of course I wanted Japan. We just said goodbye to our sweet Japanese student, Anna, and my kids miss her already. We love learning about their culture and especially learning about their tastes.
We’ve had 4 students from Japan and every one of them was thoroughly in love with tuna! The liked it tucked inside a rice ball, on bread, and rolled up like sushi. Sushi can be very foreign to kids, but I have found some good luck with some non-GMO soy wrappers, rather than going for the dark green seaweed wraps, but if you can get them to enjoy the seaweed, more power to ya!
The Olympics for 2012 have finally arrived. The opening ceremonies are tonight, followed by 2 weeks of watching the most talented kids our countries have sent. While the sports are amazing, we thought it would be fun to have an activity to teach your kids about a some of the food kids from the different countries eat.
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The London 2012 Olympic Games officially open tomorrow, so what better time to reflect on the impressive achievements of record-breaking Olympic medalists?
Participating in the Olympic Games is an honor that doesn’t come from luck or lottery. These athletes possess a level of commitment, discipline and determination that most of us can only imagine, but they all have words of wisdom that can IINspire us in our own fitness and personal pursuits. Let’s hear it from the athletes!