Munch’n Crunch’n Broc Talk

October 22, 2009

A riddle:           What do books, broccoli, and bicycling have in common?
A hint:              Think like Healthy Kids Challenge:  what ACTIONS do they represent?
The answer:    READ – EAT – MOVE!

There is a natural link between healthy eating, physical activity, and reading.  Reading food or physical activity themed books to young kids can help develop lasting healthy behaviors.  Older children can learn the difference between marketing messages and accurate health information.

Munch’n Crunch’n Broc Talk is a perfect example for preschoolers:

Color: Green
Shape: Square
Number:  4
Letter:  B
Vegetable:  Broccoli
Activity:  5 A Day Play!
Book:  Gregory the Terrible Eater

This is just one example of our Berry, Berry Good lessons for preschoolers linking literacy at a young age with healthy eating and movement.

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One Response to “Munch’n Crunch’n Broc Talk”

  1. Sarah Says:

    My kids love when I read to them and with my interest in healthy eating and active play; it only makes sense to read books that discuss healthy foods and explore exercise in a fun way! Colorful book illustrations of food and active play examples reinforce the story concepts. It’s a win/win!


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