Gardening for kids and similar activities to engage kids in growing fruits and vegetables are “sprouting” (pun intended) across the US. These programs are getting kids excited about gardening, teaching numerous lessons, and most importantly leading to increased consumption of produce among children.
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When the weather outside is frightful, you need fun indoor physical activity ideas for kids. As a mom of two young children, ages 6 and 9, I wanted to find activities that engage kids for more than a few minutes and exercises that tire them out. Here are some of the activities I found…and more importantly here is what my kids had to say about them!
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.