Imagine you set up two tables. One has salad, sandwiches, vegetables everything healthy. And the other has chocolate, candy, everything not healthy. You allow your kids to pick a table for dinner. Which one do you think they will pick? The non healthy one of course.
Kids have no concept of what growing food is. As some of you may know, I have worked with kids for the past 10 years. And when it comes to lunch time and we are all sitting at the table opening our lunch boxes, about 25 out of 30 are heading straight for their desserts.
I am constantly reminding them that their growing food comes first and then they can have their candy after. It’s something that they hear all the time and yet they always try :0) That’s partly why we love them so much.
Why though they ask? And so begins my song:
It’s good to eat healthy so you can grow strong
And your hair can become nice and long
And the boys who like to play and be rough
Can have bones that are extremely tough
And girls who enjoy to cheer and run
Can do so and have lots of fun
Cause your body needs nutrition
So eating well will be our mission.
I find singing to the kids is a fun way of learning. You can make anything up on the spot and they absolutely love it! Of course I also wrote a story about growing food ;0) And I think that you will love it just as much as your kids will!