Teach kids several healthy eating tips that help them learn how feelings, emotions, and mood can make them want to grab food when they aren't really hungry.
This activity gives kids healthy eating tips and helps them learn that feelings, emotions, and moods can influence their eating choices.
Q: Would you rather choose an apple with nut butter or carrots with hummus as an afternoon snack?
A: Both of these options are green-light foods that give your body great nutrition and energy to make lots of fit choices!
Here are some fit tips to help you understand how food and mood are connected:
Our next activity is played like a relay and will help you learn about how your mood affects your food choices.
Q: You stop and think, and yes, you really are hungry (you are not eating because you are bored, mad, frustrated, etc.). You decide to eat some popcorn for a snack. What can you do to know how much to eat?
A: Eat out of a bowl, not a bag or a box!
Next time you grab a bag of snack food, put your portion in a small bowl or on a small plate.
Introduce healthy bedtime routines to kids. Part of this routine is creating a sleep zone. Kids will connect sleep zones with bedtime routines.See Unit
Kids will learn about the "sleep zone," which is an environment conducive to sleep. When a sleep zone is paired with a bedtime routine, it will help kids recharge each night.See Unit