If you’re children are anything like mine, they don’t miss much. If I sneak a bite or two of chocolate, they smell it from several rooms away!
When it comes to nutrition, kids definitely learn from example. Our eating habits are teaching them, for better or for worse. That is why I consider Nutrition 101: Choose Life!, from Growing Healthy Homes. to be such a valuable family resource!
My family definitely makes an effort to eat healthy foods. I’m the lady in the grocery store who reads the ingredient list of almost everything that goes in the cart. My seven year old is becoming a label reader as well. She knows that “high fructose corn syrup” or “hydrogenated” in any form is bad. What she doesn’t know is why. Now we have a way to change that!
Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is a Biblically-based health and nutrition curriculum for the whole family. The 448 page book takes an in-depth look at foods, our bodies, and how the foods we eat have a direct impact on our health. The book is comprised of six unit studes, which include:
- The Brain and Nervous System
- Digestion and Elimination
- Respiration and Olfactory
- Muscular and Skeletal Systems
- Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
- Endocrine System and Emotions
Each unit includes a Chapter of information, Discussion Questions, Activities including options for younger and older children, Additional Resources giving opportunity for further learning, “Power Recipes” which include foods discussed in the chapter, as well as Additional Recipes.
The studies are designed for the whole family, from toddler to adult. It can be adapted for a daily or weekly schedule. It can also be used in homeschool groups, co-ops, or other groups. Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is far more than your typical book on nutrition. It is truly a way for families to learn together and develop healthy eating habits. Parents can do more than just say, “Eat it because it’s good for you.” This program gives families the knowledge and understanding of why we need to eat healthy foods.
The activities for elementary ages are the kinds of things my children really enjoy. The informational chapters contain enough detail and terminology to give me plenty to learn! This is a product that we can use now and continue to use as our children grow. It will be a lasting resource for our family.
Growing Healthy Homes was established in 2007 to educate families about God’s plan for health. They also have other products, including books on raw foods and essential oils as well.
Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is available for order on CD-ROM ($79.95), in hard-copy book format ($99.95), or a combination of the two ($129.95). Growing Healthy Homes has generously allowed members of the TOS Crew to offer you a 15% discount with the coupon code “TOScrew11″ – the same discount they typically offer at homeschool fairs. Remember, you get 448 pages of detailed and practical information in this book. It is the kind of book that you can use for a reference for years to come, even after you have completed the unit studies.
To read what other TOS Crew members had to say about this product, visit the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of Nutrition 101 for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received, and the opinions expressed here are my own.