Healthy Fun on the Run
Useful tips for combating this trend.
Kids love to play in the dirt! Here are some ways to play and learn at the same time.
Include your children in everything from making choices in the grocery store to preparing dinner. Here are some simple tips on ways to include your child.
Not able to go outside today? Here are some fun ways for your child to stay active indoors!
Explore the great outdoors!
Encourage your picky eater to try new things.
Make dinner time family time!
Choosing a menu full of colorful fruits and vegetables everyday is one way of ensuring a healthy diet for children. But what happens when children don’t like the foods caregivers know they should eat? The tips on the back of this card may help picky eaters learn to eat a variety of colorful foods and become “rainbow eaters”.
Looking for a magician to keep your family healthy and increase family togetherness? Look no further than your kitchen! Making menus, grocery shopping, preparing food at home and eating together are activities that lead to healthy living. As an added bonus, these activities provide great educational tools for children. Even young children can have fun helping to make healthy meals at home. Find some tips on the back of this card to make family magic happen in your kitchen.
Keeping children safe is a primary role of good parenting. But children who learn to take developmentally appropriate risks with the protection and guidance of their care- givers are better equipped to make judg- ments because they understand their own strengths and limitations. Taking appropriate risks and overcoming challenges boosts a child’s self-confidence, so it’s important for caregivers to find a balance between safe and risky play. On the back of this card are some tips for making play a safer risk!
Studies show that experiencing nature is an important ingredient for a child’s physical, academic, emotional, and spiritual growth. But statistics show that children spend an average of 6.5 hours in front of a screen and are 6 times more likely to play a video game inside than to ride a bike. On the back of this card are some ideas for getting the whole family outside to cure our nature deficits!
Overweight and obese children are at a greater risk for many health-related issues and are more likely to become overweight and obese adults than children of normal weight. Yet 33% of children aged 6 – 11 years old are overweight and the prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 11 has more than doubled since 1980. The good news is that childhood overweight and obesity is preventable and curable!