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A Kid’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Updated on November 8, 2014

Education plus Fun = #1

Educating children about healthy choices in food is the first step in helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle. This unit study is a collaboration between myself, an experienced home educator and my friend Kellee, an experience nutritional consultant. Both of us feel strongly about helping children learn the best way possible so we have included facts and fun to help children learn about healthy eating.

Where does food come from

crops, cows and chemicals

Food keeps you alive, healthy and strong. It gives you energy and makes you grow. But where does food come from?

There are many types of food, some come from farms where it is grown. Some come from animals, either produced by animals or the animal itself. Some foods are manufactured (made in factories).

Download the entire unit study to find out more about agricultural farms, dairy farms and GMO foods!

Did You Know?

Rice, wheat and corn make up nearly half of all our food.

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How Does Our Body Use Food?

nutrients and digestion

Food is broken down by your body in a process called digestion. Food goes from your mouth, into your stomach, through your intestines and then any waste not absorbed by your body goes out of your body!

Calories are how energy from food is measured. Calories are not bad, they are what is needed to fuel your body. A balance of the right foods to build the energy, and exercise to burn off the extra will keep you healthy.

Learn more about the digestion system

A visual or kinetic learner could really benefit from a model!

Did You Know?

It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than what the celery has!

A Day in the life of your stomach

healthy food choices all day long

In this unit study you can follow along through a day of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and learn how to make healthy food choices! It will help you recognize different types of foods like proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamin rich foods. Throughout the learning are various activities to help you have fun!

Did you Know?

Americans eat 1500 lbs (680 kg) of food every year!

Fun and healthy recipes

At the end of the unit study are some fun and healthy recipes to make for and with your kids. Spending time together in the kitchen will help keep the conversation about food open between parents and kids. Conversation will produce knowledge and knowledge about healthy food choices will produce happy and healthy kids!

Healthy fun recipes!

photo used with permission from the photographer
photo used with permission from the photographer

Try it Yourself

Download the full unit study to supplement your lessons or as a lesson itself.

For the complete unit study message us through hedremp at yahoo dot ca

How do you get your kids to eat healthy? - Thanks for reading!

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      anka05 5 years ago

      Interesting lens with a very important topic. I added the link on my lens about kids fitness: https://hubpages.com/family/fitness-equipment-for-

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Great topic for a unit study. Well done!

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      Gerald McConway 5 years ago

      nice lens on a very important topic!

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      Sandra Wilson 6 years ago from Wilson Education Resource Centre

      @HowTo1796 LM: Thank you. I checked out your lens and think you do a great job showing people how easy it is to eat healthy! Remember, you can download the entire unit study for more information and activities to help kids learn about healthy eating habits.

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      HowTo1796 LM 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! It was very informative and interesting! Please check out my lens on healthy eating too and tell me if you like it!

      https://hubpages.com/health/how-to-eat-healthy-and...