Archive for May, 2012

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Fun Food Games To Guide Kids Toward Better Eating Habits

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

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

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Food Games!

Four fun food games help guide kids towards better eating habits

A fun way to combine food and fitness is to play active games that teach kids food facts and reinforce the importance of eating a healthy diet.

Move & Make a MyPlate
If you are not familiar with the new MyPlate food guide, you can check it out at www.choosemyplate.gov. To teach the food groups and their correct placement on MyPlate, start with a large circle in the Gym or on the playground. Cut out lots of different food pictures from grocery flyers, magazines and gardening catalogs and place all over the gym or playground. When you blow your whistle or yell “go,” the kids have to:

1) find and gather up all the food pictures, then
2) place the foods in the proper categories in the circle to form a “MyPlate.”

Fruit, Fruit Veggie (or Veggie, Veggie Fruit)
Instead of playing “Duck, Duck Goose” with younger children, play “Fruit, Fruit, Veggie (or veggie, veggie, fruit).” The tricky part is that they have to think up specific fruits (more…)

We Are Super Excited About Our New Partnership With Good Sports, And You Should Be Too!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

By: The Truth on Health Team

We are very excited to announce our brand new partnership with Good Sports!!

Good Sports provides athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged youth across the country, and starting today, they will provide the prize packages for our FitClub34 program!

“This relationship will be very beneficial to many deserving kids who need our assistance in getting fit,” Paul said. “This is an exciting new partnership, and we are thrilled to work with Good Sports (more…)