Monday, June 21, 2010
Daily Green Detox
My husband Dan put together "man camp" that included survival skills like if there is a shark you punch them in the nose, a bear you run down hill (good stuff I did not even know), hiking, first aid skills, kyaking, fitness tests, manners like how to pull out a chair for a lady, good listening skills (how to start a conversation, look people in the eye, and not to be the "topper", etc.
I did the healthy eating part, so for every meal I feed them I would say why it is good for them and what it does for their body.
At the end of the trip, they took a healthy eating quiz with questions like:
1. I want to eat foods that:
a. comes out of a package
b. has a mother and comes from the ground
c. comes with a prize in the box
Everyday I want to eat something that is what color?
they both did excellent.
and they had to list 3 action steps that they are going to take to be healthy and take care of the body God gave them. I was so happy when I got a call from their mom at the store trying to locate the foods that they ate at my house.
When Nathan said "who knew healthy eating good be so fun"- it was like music to my ears.
They loved being able to make their own juice in the juicer.
If you have kids, I encourage you to make eating healthy fun and stay tuned for my healthy kids snacks and foods that will be coming soon.
Making them a part of it is a great way to get kids to enjoy healthy food. My little niece Allie, is growing some tomatoes and loves them. More and more schools are also planting gardens and b/c kids are a part of the process they enjoy eating it that much more.