If the latest study that showed school lunches are linked to obesity didn’t convince you how important lunchtime is for a child’s health, I’m not sure what will. Today we have yet another creative way to take a typical school lunch and flip it into something health and tasty. Presenting chicken nuggets, the healthy way!
All of this blogging about our newest health game V for Vegetable made me think about a really pretty poster we created a while back for The Woodlands Children’s Museum that talks about picky eating and how to deal with it. After all, many childhood picky eaters don’t like vegetables. I realized that we never really shared this helpful information with you. Now is as good a time as any!
So without further ado, here are some ways that you can encourage your picky eater to try something new, like a new vegetable.
Love these tips? Want a poster so you’ll remember them? Our Picky Eater Poster is available today in our online store. Pick up your own today!
I think food websites are some of the most beautiful websites out there, don’t you? There’s just something about food that allows for some of the most phenomenal photographs and creative web designs. Some of my personal favorites are Cheese & Burger Society, Fishful Thinking, Emerald Nuts, Chocolate & Zucchini, and Hello Sour Sally.
As you can see, most of these don’t deal with healthy items. However, I did come across a pretty nice one from General Mills called Eat Better America. On this site you can find healthy recipes, coupons, and nutrition information. Discover how to use vegetables like rhubarb and the latest healthy cooking techniques, all while enjoying beautiful food photography (and a few ads). Hope you like it as much as I did.
The International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, better known as ISBNPA, is one of the most highly regarded nutrition societies in the world. Their vision and mission is to stimulate, promote and advocate innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity toward the betterment of human health worldwide.
Their website is small, but they do have a resource list which is pretty amazing. If you want to credible resources on physical activity and nutrition, this is the place to go. Here are just a few of the resources you will find:
Enjoy all those amazing resources!
I’m pleased to announce that our Playnormous Health Games Recipalooza partner in crime, The Kids Cook Monday, has launched a brand new website today. Just like us, The Kids Cook Monday initiative believes that good nutrition is part of living a happy and healthy life. Their campaign encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and eating together as a family.
Their new website has examples of family friendly recipes and video demonstrations along with a free starter family dinner toolkit- making it easy for families to cook and eat together every Monday.
When kids pitch in making meals, they’re empowered to consider the portions, the vitamins and the nutrients of what they’re eating. And since the family that cooks together eats together, parents can check in with their children during dinner. Cooking also reinforces skills to help kids succeed like math, teamwork and following instructions.
Making tonight a Kids Cook Monday night is super easy, and the new Kids Cook Monday is chocked full of amazing resources.
Happy cooking and happy Monday!