Archive for March, 2012

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Healthy Habits for All Kids! (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Healthy Habits for All Kids! – Part 2

Inspiring those “Aha” Moments

I learned firsthand that lecturing kids about nutrition and food groups is both boring and ineffective. Instead, my approach to nutrition education is to inspire kids to enjoy a variety of healthy foods and learn to be smart consumers. I want kids to become involved in learning by experiencing and discovering nutrition.

The goal is to stimulate lots of questions and lively discussions about food choices. I call these “aha” moments. Below are some examples of experiential activities that I have successfully used with children over the years.

1. Play with your food
Call it “edible art” and let kids have fun shaping, arranging, cutting and sculpting healthy foods into their own personal creations. Because of their vibrant colors, fruits and vegetables make beautiful food art. I know this activity is a success when kids ask, “Is it OK if I eat it?”

2. Grow something edible
From seed to table, growing vegetables, herbs or fruit inspires kids (more…)

Paul Pierce’s Suite Night at the Garden vs Heat – Raffle!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

By The Truth on Health Team

Paul Pierce is offering hoops fans the chance to win the ultimate Celtics experience, by placing twelve tickets to his personal luxury suite up for grabs when the Celtics take on the Miami Heat on April 1 at the TD Garden. The winner will be chosen through a special online raffle with proceeds benefiting Pierce’s Truth on Health Campaign.

Support Paul “The Truth” Pierce and his Truth on Health program, and you could enjoy the Celtics vs. Heat (one of the most highly anticipated games of the season) from Paul Pierce’s personal suite at TD Garden! Paul Pierce’s Truth on Health Campaign was created to help empower and encourage young people to lead healthier lifestyles.


Tickets are Just $2.00 Each (Minimum Purchase of 5 Tickets)
Entry Deadline: 11:00 AM EST on March 30, 2012 (more…)

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Healthy Habits for All Kids! (Part I)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Healthy Habits for All Kids! – Part I

In my work as a child nutrition educator, my goal is to inspire kids and families to adopt healthy habits. My approach is to educate kids to be smart consumers, develop a positive body image and learn to love a variety of healthy foods. Instead of lecturing kids, I try to make it fun and challenging. I want kids to become involved and experience and discover nutrition.

I call these “aha” moments.

What I don’t like to see are programs that focus only on scare tactics (e.g. lecturing on the danger of obesity) or that even go so far as to ostracize kids who are overweight. One example is (more…)