Ritz Crackers anyone??


So this story, Weighty Matters, is all over the social media networks, radio and television.  A parent charged $10 because they failed to send their child to school with the proper dietary appropriate lunch as stipulated by the government. (Yes, the Canadian government but I hear we have similar guidelines here)  I mean the kid was short on grains, obviously he/she needed some ritz crackers.  I would love to hear what the guidelines are in this area of Northern Va or rules you have heard of in other places.  As a parent how do you teach your child healthy eating habits all while they are being told differently at school?  Homeschool Parents, what materials do you use in your “classrooms” to teach your kids what real healthy nutrition is?

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AMRAP in 10 mins

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3 Responses to Ritz Crackers anyone??

  1. Candace says:

    Our family is passionate about eating/cooking healthy nutrient-dense food. We don’t use a nutrition curriculum, but my girls and I are in constant conversation about real food and nutrition. The best thing I have done has been to get them in the kitchen and cooking! My girls have learned how their dietary choices efffect how they feel. There are endless resources on the web to educate our families about healthy eating and how to prepare delicious real healthy food!

  2. Elysia says:

    The key is, set the example. All my kids know how to follow recipes, shop and cook. If I eat well, so will they. This doesn’t mean you can always be with them, especially as they get older. They are probably going to want to try foods that aren’t the most nutritious. They might even like some of them. Chances are, though, if they aren’t used to that “food,” it won’t agree with them. Life-lesson learned. It’s also ok to teach your kids it’s ok to enjoy things you like once in awhile even if they aren’t the “best” for you. (Admit it. Everybody wants a brownie now and again). But the important part is giving them good information and habits to use as adults. Those rituals do matter, and will stick. My kids tend to find most stuff “too sweet” or “too heavy” if it’s too processed. It put a smile on my face the other night when we were watching a TV show where the mom was furiously making boxed potatoes for Thanksgiving. My 12 yo daughter was like, “What the heck are potato flakes?” I said the exact same thing to one of my friends back when I was 16. I had to laugh.

  3. JV says:

    I agree example (and involving kids) are super important. Learning the basics of how our body uses food and how food is produced is also key. An AMAZING text for pre-teen/ teen kids is this one: http://tinyurl.com/lhjbkxw. There is an online e-course that goes along with it, and I HIGHLY recommend it (adults would like it to!): http://tinyurl.com/ls3rkot. For elementary-age kids, I recommend this text: http://tinyurl.com/mdzrehl. I use it with Abi and a few of the kids in our homeschool co-op. For even younger kids, they may like this cute book: http://tinyurl.com/mawoybw.

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