Supersize Marshmallows and a Nutrition Workshop

by Sandra Foyt on May 12, 2010

in Food Adventures

marshmallow Have you seen the new giant-sized marshmallows? 

When I first spotted them my first thought was, yeah, baby.  Five of these monsters, roasting on a stick, now that’s the way to do a campfire.

The mom in me didn’t kick in for a bit, not until I unpacked the giant roasters from the grocery bags. The excited anticipation of outdoing all previous marshmallow roasting records temporarily overrode good judgement. 

When I started thinking clearly again, I had to wonder just how are kids supposed to make good dietary decisions when adults are so easily led astray? Every day, it’s a struggle to ignore junk food temptations, but a few Girl Scouts are helping girls make healthy choices.

Girl Scout Nutrition Workshop

Members of Girl Scout Troop 1665 in Rensselaer County are hosting a workshop for girls ages 7 and older on healthy eating. The workshop, “Nutrition: You Are What You Eat,” will take place at the East Greenbush Library on Tuesday, May 18th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. It is free.

The girls in Troop 1665 want to inspire younger girls to make healthy food choices. With prepared remarks, display tables, and yummy snacks, they hope to inspire younger girls to reach for healthy foods. Also planned are some fun activities and great prizes.

For more information, contact Troop Leader Sandra Foyt at 518-779-0216 or

East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY
(518) 477-7476

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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