milkmakers, a Seattle-based company that creates yummy lactation cookies to support nursing moms, has a new goal for 2012 – they’re aiming to help families get fit and healthy. With that goal in mind, milkmakers has launched Moms That Move, a campaign designed to help parents set and meet goals for personal physical activity levels and healthy living. Emily Kane, founder and owner of milkmakers and mother of three young children created this new campaign because she personally knows how hard it can be to get and stay fit when you have young children. Kane notes, “I certainly wasn’t feeling fit after each of my kids was born. I was sleep deprived, my clothes didn’t really fit, and I could barely find time to eat let alone eat right. It’s so easy to put off taking care of yourself and say you’re too busy or life is too chaotic. But getting moving again, in small easy steps, is one of the best ways to start feeling like yourself again and set a great example for your entire family.

Moms That Move helps encourage new parents to get active even though it may seem completely overwhelming to find the time and motivation to do so. The campaign focuses on small, achievable goals, that even busy mamas can manage so that you can learn to create healthy activity habits and make smarter eating choices. Bonus, these steps result in parents who can be excellent role models for their children. The Moms That Move campaign will kick off on January 19, 9-10am Pacific Time, with a live question-and-answer session on on the milkmakers Facebook page. The Q&A will feature lactation consultant Renee Beebe, M.Ed., IBCLC, and nutritionist Ashley Besecker, RD, CD answering posted questions about physical activity while breastfeeding, proper nutrition, and many other topics related to breastfeeding, nutrition, and healthy living. Research shows that when your peers exercise and eat well, you’re more likely to exercise and eat well too. To facilitate parents in working together, over the next few months, milkmakers will be hosting the following conversation on their Facebook page:

  • What are we doing to get moving?
  • How are we going to get started?
  • Why is it important?
  • What questions do we have about becoming active?
  • How can we support each other?

If one of your New Year’s goals is to get fit and healthy, even with kids on board, check out the Moms That Move kick off on January 19th.

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