ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Fun Friday: Nutrition

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fun Friday: Nutrition

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Today's Fun Friday post is about Nutritions, because it's fun to be healthy. Right?

Now that it's been almost two weeks since Easter, we thought you might be interested in some activities to get your family back on track with healthy eating habits after all the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans have been eaten!

Bobbi shares her activity for a food pyramid in the fridge, it even helps her kids get their snacks.
Mary Anne at Thifty Crafty Mama has an idea that uses grocery store ads. She even provides a grocery shelves and cart template you can download to use with it.

Shannon at Fly to My Window, used cooking magazines to make her healthy choices placemats with her boys.
Mother is Not Concerned did this fun smoothie taste testing activity with her boys. She provides recipes for the winner and runner up.
Sunny Mama reminds us that sometimes a simple activity like toothpick cocktail snacks can make eating fruits and veggies fun!

We'd love to hear how you handle all the candy overload after holidays. How do you ration it out?


  1. Well, for Halloween (the biggest candy holiday at our house), the boys leave all but 10 pieces of their candy in containers by the front door when they go to bed. During the night, the Halloween Fairy visits and uses all the energy in the sugar to change the candy into a toy! Whee! :) It's usually a book, puzzle, game, etc. They get to eat their 10 pieces, one piece a day, after dinner each night. So far, no complaints!

    For Easter, we attempt to avoid candy by stuffing the Easter eggs with cereal (cheerios, kix, chex work well), small crackers (animals crackers, teddy grahams, etc), stickers, coins, etc. That way they only get candy from the grandparents and even they are learning that there are other options besides solid chocolate bunnies! :)

  2. There are some great ideas here! Thanks for linking to my cocktail stick snacks activity :)