Are you looking for an entertaining and interactive way to teach your elementary schooler about food, nutrition and exercise? Nourish Interactive is a free resource for fun nutrition games for kids and interactive activities and nutrition tools for parents and children. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, this nutrition education website gives children the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices for a lifetime.
The website includes online games, challenges, and puzzles that teach nutrition concepts to children; interactive nutrition tools designed for parents with a matching version designed especially for kids; and progress reports for each level of the game that parents can use to review the key nutrition concepts with their child. For Spanish-speakers, the site offers access to Spanish versions of the entire site, including all their nutrition tools and games.
Besides games and puzzles, the website offers a variety of resources for parents and kids, including:
- Children’s Meal Planner: find out how much food your child should eat from each of the food groups
- Children’s BMI calculator: this tells if your child is at a healthy weight
- Agreement sheets: for your family to set specific goals
- Nourish Our Kids: a monthly healthy kids and family nutrition e-newsletter
Check out their website and start having fun getting your whole family in sync with the importance of nutrition and healthy living.