Presentation on theme: "Importance of nutrition and exercise for children"— Presentation transcript:
1 Importance of nutrition and exercise for children Tiffany Chen
2 Why is Nutrition and Fitness Important Many kids today are considered overweight or obeseChildren are spending more time on watching TV or playing on the computer instead of exercisingMany parents let there children eat a fast food regularly because it is convenientA great deal are not getting a healthy balanced meal.
3 Importance of nutrition and fitness It is essential for a there growth and development.It helps calm there energy and helps muscle and bones.Healthy eating habits help student think clear and focus.Good nutrition helps with better education performances
4 Importance of nutrition and fitness Helps prevent nutrient deficiency and poor bone healthTeaching health eating habits at a young age will help student develop the skill to eat health as adultsRegular exercise is an important part of children staying healthy
5 Healthy Eating HabitsHelp prevent health issues such as eating disorder, cavities, and obesity.Around 1 out of 3 children in the united states is considers overweight or obese.Obesity can lead to a numerous different other health condition includingtype 2 diabeteshigh blood pressurehigh cholesterol
6 How can we help Help children developed health eating habits Provide students with nutritional snacksThere should be a wide variety of snacks such as vegetable, fruits, would grains, milk, and water.Students should have limited portion sizesEat at the dinner table with childrenSet a good exampleChanging your eating habits will help teach children by exampleDon’t reward children with special food or sweetsThis keeps children from thinking that certain food are better than others
7 How can we help Don’t let kids skip breakfast. Limit portion sizes Eating a healthy breakfast has proven to improve problem solving ability, memory and verbal skills, and creativity.Limit portion sizesLimit sugar and saltsMake sure children have at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise almost everyday.Sports and outdoor games are a great way for children to get moving
8 Get kids movingAn important part of a healthy lifestyle for kids is to keep them activeLimit the amount of hours your child spends on the TV or computerSchool aged children should spend about 1 to 2 hours on watching TV and the computerThere are lots of activities and sports kids can play for exerciseBasketball, soccer, tag, swimming, bicycling, hiking, baseball, skating, hopscotch, jump ropingIf its cold turn on some music indoor and let them danceIf its snowing let them go sledding.
9 School age children need 2-4 serving of fruits and 3-5 vegetableVegetablevegetable to soupFruitsApples and Carmel dipApples with low-fat yogurt6-11 servings of whole grainsSpaghetti and meatballs2-3 serving of dairyMilkCereal with skim of 1% milkCheese and crackersPudding.2-3 serving of proteinGrilled chickenEggsTurkey sandwich
10 How to deal with pick eaters Serve something new with a small portion of a favorite foodLimit liquid beverage so that children don’t fill up on themTry new foods with your childrenTry only one food at a time.Children might be more eager to try new food if they help make themMake food look more interesting to eat my making a food collage
11 Great resource to checkout Choosemyplate.gov: has great resourced for meals and eating on a budgetNutritionForKids.com: resources, books, handouts, and informationEatRight.org: information on deficiency, food and nutrition informationKidshealthy.org: has lots of nutrition information and ideas, and information and safety tips on fitness.Jonesboro.org: has information on parks where kids can be active and information on the City Stars community sports for kids to play