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Easy steps to a healthy holiday season with your kids

Posted on Dec 01, 2010 by Maggie LaBarbera

Get ready for a healthy and fun holiday season with your kids! Early nutrition education is the key to helping children learn to make healthy choices and develop healthy food and physical activity habits.

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For the Holiday season we have special new features to make it easier for you to teach your kids it's fun to be healthy all year long!

Nourish Interactive- The Fun Way to Learn About Nutrition, is pleased to present our new holiday cookbook for kids, our December dietitian article with tips on how to get started involving your child in kitchen activities and the benefits of cooking with kids.

Plus, our NEW '25 days to a Healthy Christmas" tips activity page and over 20 fun healthy holiday theme printable activities! You can choose from; black and white coloring pages to full color Christmas cards, holiday bookmarks, healthy lunch notes, word puzzles, Chef Solus and the veggie crew in Santa's Sleigh, Food Pyramid Holiday Tree, or 'gift of time certificates' for kids to give as personalized and thoughtful homemade holiday gifts.

All of our articles, tips, games and printable pages are free and available in English or Spanish.

Holiday Cooking with Kids and New Recipe Cookbook!

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Spending time in the kitchen and cooking new recipes helps children to develop a positive connection to all different types of foods including fruits and vegetables. Forming a positive experience with fresh foods is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition.

Bringing the kids in the kitchen is a great way to slow down and create some special family togetherness time during the busy holiday season. You might be surprised to learn how fun cooking with the kids really can be. They are eager little helpers! Kids will also benefit from forming some solid skills that will help them in school. Read our December 'Nourish Healthy Kids Article' for easy tips for cooking with kids and the many benefits of 'kids in the kitchen' activities.

We are  pleased to share our special gift- our NEW Holiday Cookbook for Kids with easy Christmas recipes. The cookbook is an 8 page PDF with Christmas seasonal graphics and easy directions for kids to cook:

Cheeseball Appetizers, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Terrific Turkey Noodle Nests. Easy Banana Bread, Pumpkin Pie Popcorn Balls, and Sugarless Apple Pie!

Fill your kitchen with fun and the scents of fresh cooked food by setting aside some time to create some holiday food with your kids this holiday season!

25 Days to a Healthy Christmas- Chef Solus and the Explorers guide your kids with tips to learn about making healthier food choices and being physically active this holiday season.  Print out 25 Days to a Healthy Christmas PDF and the whole family can enjoy a new holiday graphic and healthy message for each day.

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Tip* You can print PDF and put it on your fridge or cut out each day as a 'mini card' for to share at the table during breakfast or dinner together.

Holiday Nutrition Fun- Printables for the Christmas season are great for use at home or school with cute characters, positive healthy messages and nutrition- food themes.

Visit our 'Happy Healthy Holiday Kids' Nutrition Page' to choose from over 20 free printables and let the FUN begin!  Holiday bookmarks, healthy lunch notes, Food Pyramid Christmas Tree coloring page, food group ornament pages, food word puzzles, greeting cards and gift of time coupons for kids to give as gifts!

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Connect with us- ways you can stay in touch and be the first to know about our new games, articles, tips and printables!

Join our website- it's free to be a member! You'll get access to our featured 'password protected' multi-level flash game- Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game. Plus, kids can play over 25 interactive games that teach them about the USDA Food Pyramid and healthy foods, while promoting making healthy choices in an engaging and fun way! See information about our games

It's fun for kids, but we also have great tools and resources for parents and teachers too!

Parents, you will enjoy our tips and interactive family wellness tools. Teachers have their own 'teaching nutrition wing' with lesson plans, games, learning tools and easy group sign up with individual progress reports and handouts for classrooms. Join over 40,000 parent members and 4000 organizations and schools who benefit from our online learning platform. We are a Parents' Choice Approved Award winning site and honored to be in The American Library Association's Greatest Websites for Kids

You can also sign up to receive our monthly newsletter 'Nourish Healthy Kids' healthy tips articles for parents written by Registered Dietitians, fun printable activity pages, and announcements of our new interactive nutrition games for use at home or school. Learn more here

Find out how you can help to spread the word! Join cities, organizations, schools, websites and blogs leading the way to create a healthier generation by sharing our free bilingual website with their communities.

Thank you, we look forward to sharing more tips and news for a healthy holiday season with you!





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