Happy Feet, Healthy Food

Happy Feet, Healthy Food

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by Carol Goodrow
     
 

Happy Feet, Healthy Food is a combination of logbook (to record exercise and diet) and a sourcebook for games, activities and eating tips. Each week features bright color illustrations, lists of games and activities to try, advice on good foods, suggestions for packing snacks and lunches, and a log page to write about the activities of each day and the foods eaten.

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Happy Feet, Healthy Food is a combination of logbook (to record exercise and diet) and a sourcebook for games, activities and eating tips. Each week features bright color illustrations, lists of games and activities to try, advice on good foods, suggestions for packing snacks and lunches, and a log page to write about the activities of each day and the foods eaten. The goal is to promote understanding of the bene-fits of exercise and healthy eating, to improve the child’s reading and writing skills, and to foster dialogue with parents. Perfect for use in schools or at home.

Carol Goodrow is the founding -editor of Kidsrunning.com, a Runner’s World site, which has won numerous awards for its creative and informative content. She is also an award-winning elementary school teacher in Tolland, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891369469
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Carol Goodrow is the founding editor of Kidsrunning.com, a Runner's World site, which has won numerous awards for its creative and informative content. She is also an award-winning elementary school teacher in Tolland, Connecticut. Executive Editor of Runner's World. Carol Goodrow is the founding editor of Kidsrunning.com, a Runner's World site, which has won numerous awards for its creative and informative content. She is also an award-winning elementary school teacher in Tolland, Connecticut.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As Amby Burfoot notes in his introduction, we're hearing about the increasingly obese American on a daily basis now, particularly how the problem is starting with our children. Carol Goodrow's solution starts with our children as well, and it is neither overly ambitious nor particularly challenging. It is simply this: teach your kids to eat in a healthy way *every day*, to exercise *every day*, and do it *with them.* Get them in the habit at a young age, show them that an active and healthy lifestyle is fun and enjoyable, and they'll grow up enjoying it. That said, this isn't a how-to book. It's much more like the workbooks you used to have with your reading books in elementary school. It has weekly pages for your children to write down their exercise, fill in their healthy meals, and be creative. It offers pages full of ideas for fun, active things to do outside (you won't find a computer game in the book) and encourages parents to fill in the pages with their children. It is a workbook and a sourcebook, meant to be consumed a little at a time. It encourages and supports positive habits, rather than making an argument and sending you out on your own. (My only quirky problem with the book comes here: it's a hardback, and the idea of writing on the nice paper in this nice book is a hard one for me to accept. Perhaps this will give your child a subversive thrill.) If you're looking for a good way to encourage healthy habits in your children and yourself, this is almost certainly the best place to start.