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Nov. 28, 2007
Dietitian Goes Hollywood for LUNA & Great Cause
Lights, camera, action! Ok—ten claps of the slate board and we had filmed the nutrition segment of Anna Getty's Pre & Post Natal Yoga Workout video. On the way to the studio we drove by Warner Bros. and Paramount. I was a tad disappointed to find that Hollywood is both quiet and unassuming with not much more than dry cleaners and warehouses spread about—not the glitz and glam I expected. Nonetheless, a fun, new experience in a Hollywood studio.

Perfect timing too, because when we filmed, I was pregnant with my son, Eric. Today he can watch mommy talking about nutrition with him in my belly. How cool is that?

This was my first video recording experience and it was great fun despite the pound of make-up I had to wear to look "natural" on camera. I had the pleasure of being beautified by the same make-up artist Jessica Alba used the day before. Tres chic. I am sure the make-up artist saw many similarities between Jessica and me.

Working with Anna on the DVD and supporting her lofty vision to make healthy balance and a sustainable lifestyle more accessible to all feels good. A percentage of the proceeds of this DVD go to Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW), a non-profit organization that I visit A LOT.

If you haven't been to the site, you should. BUT let me warn you, after browsing HCHW for the first time you may find yourself as overwhelmed as I did. I was overtaken with all the potential harmful things in our environment both indoors and out. Who knew that my cushy, cozy chair could be emitting toxic fumes into my home? And who knew that my boring house plants are great air cleaners? Even if you aren't a parent, it's got loads of advice.

Healthy Child Healthy World has lots of suggestions for creating a healthier environment that require both physical and lifestyle changes on your part. Don't let it overwhelm you. Just like yoga, nutrition, and being a new parent—take it one breath at a time. If you make one change a month by the time the year's over, you'll have made your home and lifestyle that much better.

Enter for a chance to win Anna's Pre & Post Natal Yoga Workout 2 Disc DVD set—including the bonus segment starring me!

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Tara, the RD
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