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Forget the math and grammar! Today we’re teaching kids of all ages to be kind, caring, curious, giving and respectful. After all, if we are to leave the world better than we found it, one of the best ways to do that is to raise conscious kids who will care for the Earth and its people even better than we have.
Frankly, with everything that parents have on their plates right now, making this a priority with any frequency isn’t easy. We are trying to make it simple…Because even if the effort seems relatively minor, the impact to kids truly lies square in the conversations that it sparks.
We talk a lot about getting kids to eat healthy and one of our favorite ways to do this is to get them involved in the kitchen.
Kids as young as 3 and 4 can be involved in cooking and meal prep. Getting them involved teaches them about nutrition, food safety, and helps to foster a wider interest in food. It also helps them appreciate the food they eat and the effort that goes into creating a meal. Cooking also builds math, science, literacy and fine motor skills.
We’re just going to kale it like we see it; pizza is delicious, and kids love it. Plus, if you’re making individual, homemade pizzas, everyone can pick their favorite toppings. “Kids Make Pizza” Night is sure to be a family favorite!
Books can take us on amazing adventures and open up new worlds to both kids and adults. In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we decided to open up and share a list of fun books to enjoy with your kids. Spoiler alert! These five books are on our list because they encourage not only reading, but also healthy eating!
Watermelon is a summertime must-have. There’s just nothing better than a cold, sweet, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot day.
In fact, the reason watermelon is so refreshing is because it’s 91% water, exactly what your body is craving on a hot, sunny day. With that much water, it may seem like a bit of rehydration is all watermelon has to offer.
It’s not. Watermelons are actually really healthy too.
Cooking is an important life skill that kids can start learning at a very young age. It teaches them about nutrition, food safety, and appreciation for the food they eat (some appreciation for the effort that goes into a meal would be nice too, right?) Cooking also builds math, science, literacy and fine motor skills. AND as we’ve mentioned before, when kids help cook, they are more open to a wider variety of foods.
There’s something about fresh tomatoes that just feels like summer. It could be their bright array of colors, or the distinctive sweet “grassy” smell of a tomato plant.
Maybe it’s the joy of watching a kid pick a tomato right off the vine and bite right into it, with juice dribbling down their chin.
Tomatoes are sweet, juicy, rich in antioxidants, and come in a bunch of colorful varieties.
Trying to get your kids excited about eating healthy and trying new vegetables? The best way to get kids excited about eating healthy is to help them gain their own sense of accomplishment by getting them involved in the food preparation.
Why wait until the food makes it to the kitchen though?