Food for Life: Kids Health
The Power of Food for a Healthy Start
The health problems faced by our youth today are unlike any in the past. Poor diet and lack of exercise put today’s children at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer later in life. A foundation for healthy eating at a young age is needed to lessen the risk for chronic diseases.
In the Food for Life Kids classes, the curriculum highlights the positives of the four food groups (whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables) in the Power Plate. Children ages 9-12 are exposed to the great taste and health benefits of eating a plant-based diet through kid-friendly
recipes approved by PCRM’s staff of dietitians. The curriculum aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits to carry them well into adulthood.
FEATURED CLASS TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES
Bang-Up Breakfasts -Learn the important role diet plays in the cancer process.
In-Betweener Meals and Sweeter Deals- Identify the new four food groups using the Power Plate and understand the role of dietary fat, cholesterol, and fiber for overall health.
Rainbow Lunches- Understand the importance of eating a “rainbow” of fruits and vegetables loaded withvitamins and minerals.
Digging These Dinners Recognize plant-based foods that are full of protein, calcium, and iron.
Nutrition and Cooking Education