RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Parents are the most important influence in their children’s lives – and that includes food and physical activity choices. As role models, parents need to make sure they’re demonstrating a healthy attitude toward food so their children do, too. After all, no matter your age or stage of life, your health is your greatest wealth. As a parent, helping your child or teenager to learn more about his or her growing body, and how to best take care of it, is one of the most important lessons you can teach. Not only will it empower your child to maintain a strong body and sharp mind, but it will also equip him or her to better recognize when something might be going wrong.
We have compiled a list of trustworthy, easy-to-use resources for parents and their children to get started on a path of empowering nutritional knowledge and positive choices.
Bragg Live Foods: http://bragg.com
Bragg Live Foods, founded by Dr. Paul C. Bragg, considered the Father of today’s health food industry, offers the finest organic food products, as well as helpful books, recipes and other resources for staying fitter, healthier, and living longer.
Kids Health: http://kidshealth.org/
Kids Health is a trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children’s health and parenting issues. For parents, kids, teens, and educators, in English and in Spanish.
Teens Health: http://teenshealth.org/en/teens/
Teens Health is a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. Teens Health is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.
Nutrition Facts: https://nutritionfacts.org/
Find out what the latest science is saying about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices for you and your family. Provides free videos and articles covering more than 2,000 health and nutrition topics.
World Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php
The World’s Healthiest Foods website is a leading source of information, including recipes and articles, on the Healthiest Way of Eating and Cooking, organized by The George Mateljan Not-For-Profit Foundation.
Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/
Forks Over Knives was originally an American advocacy film that advocates a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet as a way to avoid or reverse several chronic diseases. This website provides a comprehensive guide on how to transition to a whole-food, plant-based diet, with resources that include recipes, meal plans, articles, cooking courses and more.
Whole Kids Foundation: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/
Whole Kids Foundation is an organization devoted to improving children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic by providing education grants to schools, at-home kids club, recipes, articles and more.
If you’re a parent or a teacher, and would like to teach health & nutrition to kids or teens, you may download the following sample teaching modules provided by Jyl Steinback. If you’d like to purchase additional modules, please contact Jyl at: Jyl@ShapeUpUS.orgNutrition Module Sample
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