Friday, April 17, 2015

National Healthy Kids Day

I have a few things that I am really passionate about in my life. I could joke that chocolate and coke-a-cola were at the top of the list quickly followed by knitting and competitive cooking shows. But in all seriousness (and we are nothing if not serious around here...) I am extremely passionate about feeding kids and keeping kids healthy.

I don't feel this way just because I have kids, but because I really love kids and I think not being hungry should be a basic human right. All people deserve to have bellies full of healthy food that helps their bodies grow and brains develop. Adults can do a lot of things to change their situation, but kids depend on us, they depend on us to not just buy their food and prepare their meals, but to also teach them good habits about food and eating and nutrition. It is up to each of us to stop the cycle of inactivity and junk food.

April 25th  is National Healthy Kids Day! 

What a great day to celebrate! It is sponsored nationally by the YMCA. 

How are you going to get wild and crazy and make it a special day? What changes are you going to make that are going to improve the lives of the little people that you care about and love?

Snap has some of the best resources imaginable to help you to get your "kids" to eat better and be more active.

Here are the resources that they provide of Kids. I think this means elementary school age children. (Basically your 5-12 year olds) There are all kinds of games, activities, videos, songs and papers to print / color and worksheets.

If you have preschoolers, they are a little more dependent on you to teach them. Here are some resources that are geared specifically for that little age group. And here is a shortcut to print out to give you quick reminder tips.

Still looking for some ideas to get you jump started ?

Here are 5 ideas to get you and your kids active.

and Here are 15 ideas to get you started with your kids in the kitchen.

You are the single biggest influence in the life of your child. They are most likely to feel the same way about food as you do. Change the world with your child.

Remember Food $ense has some amazing resources to help you as well.