I’d like to write more posts on how to teach good nutrition to your children. I’m currently preparing a presentation for 1st graders on fruits and vegetables, so this has really been on my mind.
My poor kids have been completely brainwashed by me. Especially Erica, my teacher at heart. I came downstairs to find these signs on our cupboards:
I have always enjoyed finding books at the library that teach kids about healthy food in a fun way. Recently, I was introduced to this adorable book of poems called:
POEM ON FRUITS & ODES TO VEGETABLES
One of the poems from the book:
by Judith Natelli McLaughlin
Carrots orange, long and bright
Make my snowman’s nose tonight
Carrots shredded thin and fair
Make lovely, layered orange hair
Carrots crunchy, cold and sweet
Make my favorite snack to eat
Isn’t it sweet! Simple and sweet. And what a great forum to start a discussion about all the great things about carrot. You can tell your kids that:
Carrots help us to see better (especially at night!, like a spy!)
Helps our blood move better through our bodies
One carrot a day has been shown to reduce lung cancer by 50%!!!
Does your family love to read? Do you love poems? Do you love talking about healthy eating? You should visit the website of this gorgeous author, Judith McLaughlin!
Other Teaching ideas from my blog: