Obesity, diabetes and other ailments caused by poor nutrition, inadequate exercise habits, and just plain too much food are raising alarmingly in America. Between the ages of 2 and 8, a typical kid with eat thousands of meals, many at fast-food resturants. and watch many more thousands of commericals that portray a number of foodstuffs high in sugar and fat as cool, exciting, and downright irresistible. It's small wonder that one in five is overweight, and that health problems like elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes are increasing in kids.
The increasing reliance of 1970's America on fast food meals is examined, and ways to improve on this diet are suggested.
Maximum Nutrition - transitioning towards a plant based diet
A little orange bird needs to build up his strength to fly south for he winter, so he consults a wise old owl who teaches him about nutrition.
In All About Nutrition & Exercise, kids will learn that nutrients in the food we eat are what our bodies need to grow and stay healthy. An explanation of each key nutrient - carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, mineral and water - is included, with an emphasis on the need for balance. Students will learn about the food pyramid as a guide to maintaining a healthy balance in their daily diets. The program explains how we get energy from the foods we eat, measured in the form of calories, and how we burn that energy when we exercise. In a fun, hands-on activity, kids try their hand at identifying which foods contain starches.
Session 8 covers some essentials of nutrition for adding muscle definition and mass: macronutrients, proteins, fats, how much to eat and when, losing fat, maintaining muscle, the importance of eating of enough carbohydrates, and year-round consistency.