Thursday, December 27, 2012

Teach health and nutrition in the new year!

2013 is almost upon us, and so many of us adults make New Year's resolutions to get fit and change our unhealthy habits for the better. But what about our kids? It would be a wonderful idea to focus on improving the health and nutrition of our kids in the coming year.

Kids learn by example, so definitely teach them healthy habits but by all means, practice what you preach! They will emulate the examples you set for them. Teach them about the "Choose My Plate" initiative so they learn about portion sizes, not just which foods are good for them and which aren't. Emphasize the importance of exercise too, and show them you mean it by not being a couch potato yourself.

One great way to teach nutrition is through a nutrition curriculum designed for homeschool use. There are plenty of resources on the web, yours for the googling, and lots of health books and kids' exercise videos too. As the famous Nike ad slogan says, "Just do it!" and your kids will thank you!

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