Nutrients are the things we need to eat for energy (working and playing), for growth (building and maintaining the body) and for protection against infection. It is important that we eat the right foods to get the nutrients our bodies need. And we can get it ALL from eating fruits and veggies!

Now-Serving-MarquesEat Healthy… Grow Strong

Nutrients are the things we need to eat for energy (working and playing),
for growth (building and maintaining the body) and for protection against infection.
It is important that we eat the right foods to get the nutrients our bodies needs.

 

To learn more about fruits and vegetables, CLICK HERE!

 

Be a Lunch Detective

Fruit & Veggie ID Test

A fun game to see how many fruits and veggies  you can identify.

(Great for classrooms grades 2-4)

Click Here.

Some Healthy Foods You Can Grow...

Tomatoes: The “BEST” salad veggie. Every serving packs a big dose
  of the antioxidant “lycopene” and vitamin C. Learn about saving tomato seeds here.
 
    Carrots: Great source for the phytochemical “beta-carotene”
       which coverts to vitamin A in the body.
 
         Blueberries: Little powerhouses bursting with vitamin C, folic acid
            minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Grow a bush!
 
             Cantaloupe: Ranks almost as high in phytochemicals as
                  blueberries. It makes a sweet, refreshing snack.
 
                       Spinach: Jam packed with vitamin A and folic acid, 
                          it also provides some vitamin C and iron.
 
                    Oranges: Everyone loves oranges. Grow an orange tree!

Exercise is the foundation for a healthy life.

NOTE TO PARENTS: This pyramid is from the Harvard School of Public Health. It is NOT the former USDA pyramid nor was it meant to be such.

To Grow Strong, You Need to Stay Active…

The Sun sends energy to plants ….Plants change energy into food.
      If your body doesn’t use the energy you get from food when you eat it, your body saves the extra as fat until it needs it. You must keep the energy you eat and the energy you use in balance.
                           So… EXERCISE.
Eat fresh foods (try growing some yourself) and keep moving!
 It’s the only way to keep yourself strong & healthy.
 

 

HealthyHandoutA “Healthy Handout

Download the Kids Growing Strong “Healthy Handout.” It is a .pdf document with the Harvard food pyramid and information about staying active.