Publications in the Eat Healthy, Be Active series
UGA Extension is improving young children's health and well-being by helping child care providers and families teaching nutrition and physical activity concepts in ways that preschoolers can understand. This series aims to increase 3- to 5-year old children's knowledge of healthy eating and physical activity by teaching them key concepts through hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities. To learn more visit http://eathealthybeactive.net
24 publications were found in this series.
Drinking Water is Important
Learn why drinking water is an important part of keeping yourself and your family healthy, and help children learn about hydration by exploring wet and dry sponges. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
How Much Water Should You Drink?
Find out how much water you should drink to stay hydrated, and help children make drinking water more fun by making colored fruit ice cubes. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Water Helps Children Succeed
Read tips to help your child drink enough water every day, and help your child keep track of water drinking with a simple chart. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Eating a Variety of Foods is Healthy!
Learn about the five food groups that make up MyPlate, and help your child learn the groups by coloring in sections of a paper plate. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Eating a Variety of Foods can be Fun!
Find out how to make eating foods from all of the food groups more fun, and encourage your child to eat fruit by making silly fruit faces on a plate. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Breakfast Fuels Your Day
Learn why breakfast is essential to good health, and encourage your children to make breakfast more interesting with healthy toppings for their hot or cold cereal. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Healthy Breakfast Feeds the Brain
Read about the connection between a healthy breakfast and children’s learning, and work with your child to make a fruit smoothie for breakfast. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
What to Eat for Breakfast?
Check out breakfast ideas that include foods from several food groups, and encourage your child to draw a favorite breakfast food. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Eat Breakfast Together
Read tips for creating a quick breakfast your family can eat on the go, and make breakfast fun by inviting your family on a breakfast picnic. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Making Breakfast can be Fun
Check out breakfast foods that your child can help make, and work together with your child to build a fruit and yogurt parfait. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
It's Important to Stop When You're Full
Learn why it’s important to stop eating when you are full, and teach your child about “full” and “empty” using bowls of water. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
What Does Full Feel Like?
Find out how to help your child recognize what feeling full is like, and encourage your child to practice “full” by filling a plastic bag with flour or cornstarch. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Appropriate Portion Sizes
Learn quick ways to estimate appropriate portion sizes for common foods, and help your child practice measuring and comparing portions of cereal. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Tips for Serving Smaller Portions
Read tips for serving your family smaller food portions, and help your child practice healthy eating by self-serving food at the next meal. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Why It's Important to Stop When Full
Learn why it is important not to force children to clean their plates, and read a story with your child about why stopping eating when full is important. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
A Variety of Foods for Picky Eaters
Read tips for helping picky eaters try new foods, and play a food finder game with your child on your next grocery shopping trip. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Learn how to help your family eat healthy on a budget, and help your child keep track of what he/she eats in each food group using a simple chart. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Modeling Healthy Eating Behaviors
Find out how to model healthy eating for your child, and work with your child to create a healthy trail mix for a snack. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Benefits of Staying Physically Active
Read about the benefits of being physically active for adults and children, and play walking games with your child. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Physical Activity Teaches New Skills
Learn about the skills children learn through physical activity, and be active as a family by playing a giant board game with your child. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Safety and Physical Activity
Read safety tips for your active child, and encourage your child to be active by creating and moving through an obstacle course together. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
How Much Physical Activity?
Find out how much physical activity young children need, and encourage your child to be active by playing a freeze dance game with music. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Motivating Your Child to be Active
Learn how to motivate your child to be more active, and encourage your child’s physical activity by setting up a treasure hunt. Published on Feb 1, 2014.
Current Physical Activity Trends
Read about current trends in physical activity, and help your child be active by finding creative ways to move while drawing with sidewalk chalk. Published on Feb 1, 2014.