Jeannette BessingerJeannette Bessinger, Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and owner of Balance for Life LLC, is a co-author of the upcoming book Whole Life Nutrition A Simple Approach to Nourishing America's Busy Families, and the meal and recipe designer for the Dr. Jonny Bowden’s The Healthiest Meals on Earth 50 Recipes and Why You Should Eat These Foods (release: spring of ’08). A motivational speaker and health/nutrition educator, Jeannette regularly gives talks and classes to businesses, corporations, non–profits, wellness centers, hospitals, colleges and faith–based organizations with an interest in wellness and disease prevention. Jeannette has provided services in health education and prevention for individuals and groups in a wide variety of venues for fifteen years. Her professional specialty is the development and facilitation of unique, effective lifestyle change programs targeting complex health and wellness issues such as obesity, chronic stress, family balance and disease prevention. Creator of the Whole Life Nutrition™ approach to health improvement, she currently runs these successful lifestyle change programs in both hospital and holistic settings. Jeannette acts as a lifestyle health consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities. She was a lead investigator and strategist on a citywide assessment and intervention plan for obesity funded by the RI Department of Health. She also designed and facilitated an obesity prevention program for Head Start with a grant from the American Association of Pediatrics. A graduate among the first class of women at Columbia College, Columbia University, Jeannette has pursued an extensive, multi–modal education in teaching, health and wellness. As a very busy wife and mother of two children, she understands first hand how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle as a working parent. With a personal history of autoimmune disease and diabetes, she knows how vital it is to put your health first on your priority list. Much of the depth and practical nature of Jeannette's material arises directly from her own efforts to meet the challenges of balancing health, family and a lively career.
Jennet Bessinger: Hi my name is Jennet Bessinger and my company is called Balance For Life LLC. Im a health educator and a natural nutritionist. Im the designer and lead facilitator for a Life Style Change Program based in hospital to help people improve their health. Im also the co-author and food designer for two up coming books, Whole Life Nutrition, A simple approach to nourishing Americas busy families and The Worlds Healthiest Meals for Doctor Jonny Bowden. Today Im going to give you a whole list of easy to make recepies and ideas for quick and healthy breakfast for you and your family. These are so easy that your children should be able to make most of them on their own. What you will need, you will kind of see it before you. The equipment is basic equipment from your kitchen, things like gas tank and cutting board, various knives, stirring tools, bowls things like that, and a few specialty pieces of the equipment like the blender and crock pot. For the ingredients you should be able to tap into your regular pantry and refrigerator. We will be using bread, and cheese and eggs and nuts and again few specialty things like raw oats and nut butters, meso paste, but all that you know at the beginning of each clips, specifically what things you will need for that recipe. Always remember kitchen safety, when you are working around hot stoves and knives some things like that, and if you are convenient working with your children, remember not to be leave them un-supervised in the kitchen. Okay, so I know how many people skip breakfast. We are all really busy, and my clients have 101 reasons not to eat it. But what are we going to try to do today is give you all the tools you need for you to make breakfast, a healthy habit. lets get started.