To ensure adequate nutrition, children’s meals and snacks should include a variety of foods from each of the five food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, protein, and dairy. Healthy food choices are essential to help children grow, develop, feel good and do well academically. But as we’ve learned in “Parent’s Corner” healthy eating is not all there is to growing up healthy. There is a lot to learn about creating healthy life skills and habits, especially to a stubborn kid, so where do you go to give your kids the answers or let them seek them on their own?
BAM! Body and Mind has everything you need to know about all the stuff that matters.
Bam’s home is none other than the Center for Disease Control and hosts this great site that offers so much for parents and kids. The main categories include:
- Food and Nutrition
- Physical Activity
- Your Safety
- Your Life
- Your Body
Each of these categories is broken down into sub categories, where they feature teaching games and activities and answer questions. This is a great site to let your kid roam and learn on their own.