I was thrilled to be interviewed by Lisa Crisell of the FitPro Industry Podcast. Lisa does such a great job with her show designed to provide wellness information to industry professionals as well as everyday folks/moms and dads.
Such great timing since our interview was just prior to the launch of my new children’s book on healthy eating, Give It A Go, Eat a Rainbow. The show must have generated some interest, as it just hit #1 New Release in a category on Amazon!
There is lots more information from the show-page for my interview on FitPro Industry’s site. Click on the MP3 file to listen. Here are some sample questions:
How did you start working one-on-one with clients?
Kathryn volunteered at a local food pantry for lower income families. One day she was looking at the type of foods these families were getting. The nutritional value of the food provided was definitely not where it should be and she approached the head of the pantry and suggested to educate the families in need.
“We were teaching them about some of the staples and then we were actually giving them cooking equipment that would make it really easy for them to make healthy meals.”
While growing the program, Kathryn met a wonderful nutritionist and educator who specialized in educating children. Kathryn says there was “real magic” going on in the room.
She met a nutritionist and educator named Juliette Brittin who had been working about 14 years in children’s nutrition. She knew how to create the messages for the kids that they would identify with.
After unplanned media coverage and advising the public of what they were doing, schools started asking them if they would come to the kids and teach the kids in school about nutrition as well.
“…that was another really fun part of our evolution.”
How did you tie in snow sports to nutrition?
Kathryn says when she goes skiing, she is able to zoom out and take it all in and see the “bigger picture”. Kathryn says life is the same way, and we need to step back and look at the bigger picture here as well.
“Sometimes getting away from the nitty-gritty and kind of zooming out really helped us.”
How did your children’s book transpire?
For the last ten years, Kathryn has been dreaming of creating a book like this to encourage children to explore fruits and veggies in all the colours of the rainbow. She created her new book to make it engaging, real and fun. She decided her medium by speaking with an art educator for kids.
“I went to a local art educator who worked with kids from kindergarten to eighth grade every day and she said Kathryn, ‘Augmented reality’, that’s what kids love.”
Thanks and enjoy!