Make an Impact during Every Kid Healthy Week
Every Kid Healthy Week is celebrated April 20th through the 24th; a week dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of kids at school, home, and in the community. Healthy kids are better prepared to learn, which is why it is so important to encourage nutritious food and physical activity.
There are many ways to get involved in Every Kid Healthy Week.
- Have a veggie planting day! Many vegetables can be started in toilet paper holders prior to being planted in the ground. Stand toilet paper holders upright on a baking sheet, pack with planting soil and plant 2-3 seeds in the middle of the soil (read the seed package for exact instructions). Place baking sheet next to a window and cover with plastic wrap, seeds need to stay warm and moist, for 4-6 weeks or until the first green stem pops out of the soil. Students can then take their plant home and transfer to an outdoor garden. There is no need to remove the plant from the toilet paper holder; it will break down in the soil as the vegetable grows.
- Encourage siblings and your family at home to exercise together or set up a fun obstacle course.
- Put up large pieces of paper in the kitchen highlighting different fruits and vegetables and allow kids to vote for their favorite.
- At home, prepare snacks together in the kitchen. Kids are more likely to eat healthy foods when they are involved. Be physically active as a family on this particular week by finding kid friendly exercise videos on YouTube, have a plank challenge in the living room, or practice yoga by balancing on one foot.
As the weather warms up, you can participate as a family in nature walks, garden planting, and more!
You can learn more about Every Kid Healthy Week at http://everykidhealthyweek.org/.
"This medical and/or nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for individual advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition."