Teachers and homeschooling parents, a lesson on health and nutrition is perfect for both the classroom and the home curriculum. Why teach health and nutrition to young children?
We know that Healthy eating helps students learn better.
According to the American Medical association, well-nourished children are more likely to perform better in school. The will have more energy to help them stay alert and engaged in the learning process. Something as simple as eating breakfast before school has been shown to improve knowledge retention, test results and school attendance.
Healthy eating helps prevent chronic health problems.
We have all heard the news, obesity and type 2 diabetes are on the rise in children. These problems used to be confined to middle age and older adults after a lifetime of poor diet and exercise. It is critical that we teach children at a young age to protect their health.
Starting young makes a difference!
Teaching young children how to eat well and to exercise helps establish lifelong habits, attitudes and behaviors. The skills and knowledge children learn at a young age will guide their food choices now and into adulthood.
To ensure a child grows up with an appreciation for proper nutrition and healthy life habits, lay the groundwork at an early age. Make learning about nutrition fun and exciting! Here are some products and activities designed to do just that!