Time has certainly flown by as we concluded Workshop Houston's Summer Leadership Institute last Thursday. In our final classes, we learned about urban farming, current issues facing teens like substance abuse and eating disorders, careers in nutrition, and educational opportunities in the field.
My hope is that each student will take what they have learned, apply it, and live long lives with vibrant health. The goal was to educate young people about food choices and get them to think before they eat. One of our class mantras in regards to moderation was: "Too much of a good thing is bad, and too much of a bad thing is worse." Eating good food in the right proportions and in the right quantities coupled with exercise and healthy lifestyle choices is a formula for optimal health and longevity.