The Stanford Inn and Resort, is offering families a chance to grab an apron and get cooking – down to the littlest family members – all in the name of healthy habits.
“It’s always the right time to adopt healthy living habits,” said Sid Garza-Hillman, the Wellness Programs Director and Certified Nutritionist. Garza-Hillman is also the author of Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family. “This vacation package is a unique opportunity for parents, with their children, to slow down, come together, play together, and learn together.”
Joan Stanford, Registered Art Therapist and creative play facilitator who leads the creative portion of the program adds, “This is about creating and expanding a healthy lifestyle. Kids really respond to a mutual exploration with their parents. Sid, his wife, and three young kids are living this way and my husband and I raised our two kids, fostering a sense of adventure, curiosity and meeting challenges with creativity. It is a great way to be!”
Raising and nurturing a healthy family is challenging. Garza-Hillman, who advocates a predominately whole food, plant-based diet, feels parents are often overwhelmed with what challenges might be involved as well children who are picky eaters and are resistant to new dishes. However, during this fun, exciting, and accessible vacation package, parents and children will receive common sense, science-based information, plus real-life, practical tools that will empower them to establish long-term healthy living habits, resulting in a vibrant and happy home. The skills and techniques they bring home will be manageable and sustainable.
The Vibrant Families vacation package is available as an add-on to a three-night minimum stay any time of year! The classes/sessions are taught at the resort over the course of the three days with plenty of down-time to play and explore the breathtaking Mendocino coast, wander the resort’s vast property and educational farm, or head out on one of the resort’s redwood outrigger canoes with the entire family!
The Vibrant Families vacation package includes:
- Family Cooking Class
- Family Art & Creativity Class
- Healthy Living Class/Nutrition Class
- Establishing Healthy Family Habits Class
- Copy of Sid Garza-Hillman’s book – Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a
- Copy of The Art of Play: Ignite Your Imagination to Unlock Insight, Healing, and Joy by Joan Stanford
- Three Dinners
- An “Art Corner” during all classes for infants (and/or siblings who’d like a break) that is within view of parents with art supplies and games
This add-on package costs $585/couple + tax (call for single parent pricing) and $150/child (age 4 – 17);
Free /child (age 0 – 3). Taxes, gratuities and lodging are additional; a minimum 3-night stay is required.
This package is subject to availability; please contact the Stanford Inn and Resort to verify your dates before making your reservation.