We all share the common goal of raising healthy children, but are we going about it the right way and working together to create the desired result? There are words to use and those to avoid, messages to monitor and partnerships to create that will ensure our kids grow up in a healthy environment.
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If you’ve got kids who love to read or play computer games, you may find that encouraging them to find time to be active can be a challenge. PBS has a great list of ideas to inspire you and to help your entire family get enough active time to stay healthy.
I’ve been consulting with public school lunch programs here in Maine for several years now. My goal is to help my clients improve the healthfulness of lunches served to the children by implementing scratch-cooked recipes that are appealing to children, cost-effective to make, and feasible for the programs to incorporate into their regular menu cycles.
Schools are looking for creative ways to celebrate special occasions that emphasize healthier options and make the celebration less about food. As the holiday season gets underway, I have some ideas to share with you that are all about fun and excitement with creative activities and “better-for-you” food options. (Many of these suggestions also help with allergies are some are gluten free and dairy free, all are nut free.)
This recipe is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a sweet, spooky treat this Halloween. Give your kids a bowl of extra blueberries to let them sculpt their own terrifying faces onto their ghostly shakes. If you’re serving a crowd, hand out paper cups and markers and let them go crazy with their creepiest imaginations while they wait their turn to be served.
Apples offer a wealth of opportunities for hands on learning. Whether your kids are in pre-school or junior high, we’ve put together a collection of experiments that can be tailored to their level of interest and understanding to take playing with apples at home from the craft level to the scientific. More data lets you take the experiments deeper, making many of these ideal for entertaining a larger group of kids if you’re hosting a fall-themed kids’ party.
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, fall is a great time to explore nutrition with your kids. Apples make a great object lesson, as our dietitian Allison Stowell recently discussed in her post about making the most of your annual trip to the apple farm. Build on those lessons and help make them memorable while keeping your kids entertained with the help of this fun Pinterest board that brings together tons of great apple crafts. Here are a few of our favorites…