Spring Into Action!
April 15, 2016
Spring has sprung…a time of growth and new beginnings! If you have ever thought about what you could do to make a healthy difference for kids, but haven’t yet taken the Challenge, now is the time! All month, find easy to do ideas for springing into action!
Hear – See – Do Activities
- Set routine times to take action. Pick a day of the week like Friday. Choose a set time for 10-15 minutes to take action. Consider before lunch or at the end of the day.
- Begin with a topic like “Snack Attack”, a subject to which we can all relate. Bring in a label of a popular snack food (or bring it up on a smart board).
- Identify the information on the Nutrition Facts label, specifically the serving size, and the amount of sugar and fat. (4 grams of either sugar or fat is 1 tsp.).
- Ask kids to identify which facts identify the snack as a healthy choice or less healthy. If less healthy, have them discuss choices they might make for good balance (smaller portions, choosing it less often, making a healthier choice).