National Nutrition Week is all about getting all Australians to enjoy more fruit and vegetables every day with Pick Right. Feel Bright!
This week we celebrated National Nutrition Week as we always do: instilling the benefits of healthy eating, exercising, fresh air, outdoor play, yoga and meditation. The children at Bonkers Beat Kindergarten have also begun to really enjoy blending and making smoothies with our educators. This is a fun and interactive way for the children to learn about fruit and vegetables in a delicious way, and is great for the warmer weather coming up. With this activity and also incorporating exercise daily, the children have a great grasp on what nutrition and healthy living is.
So, what is nutrition and healthy eating for you? We recently put these two questions to our Facebook page –
Q1. What Does Good Health Mean to You?
Q2. What Do You Do or Want To Do More To Improve Your Health?
Answers varied, but mostly we all agreed that we need to eat more healthy food, exercise more and take better care of ourselves.
With the summer months upon us, now is the time to really take stock. Warmer days and summer fruit are the perfect way to kick start a healthy eating and exercise pattern to take us into 2016.
Here are is a little list of our top tips to healthy eating
- Eat a variety of foods
- Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Maintain a healthy body weight and feel good
- Eat moderate portions – reduce, don’t eliminate foods
- Eat regularly
- Drink plenty of water
- Meditation and stretching
- Exercise regularly for a healthy state of mind
- Start now! – and make changes gradually
- Remember, its all-out balance
So, take the pledge to eat more fruit and vegetables: http://pickrightfeelbright.com
Here are some healthy smoothie recipes which are perfect for a warm day: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/smoothies