The month of March 2013, Kirsten led a series of Healthy & Fun Choices workshops with the second graders at Happy Valley Elementary. The first week we discovered a variety of healthy food choices, talked about portions, and what makes certain foods more nutritious than others. We also got into teams and did fun and challenging tasks in the Banana Race™.
The second week we discussed how calories give us the fuel we need to get through our day. Students discovered that they should be eating around 1,000 calories every day of colorful foods and that their physical activity should also be burning off about the same amount of calories. Students participated in a variety of agility, balance and exercise activities to see what it would be like to burn off 200 calories in 10 minutes.
The final workshop we explored some fun ways to see how our choices provide balance and wellness to our body, mind and spirit. While doing lessons in the activity books, children have been encouraged to share the books with their parents and care givers to further discussions at home.
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