Food and Nutrition Tag Cloud

Food and Nutrition

This section of the website provides articles and resources for helping your mentee learn to recognize food and drink that are healthy for them, and those that are not. Check back for more in-depth information on this topic soon. Meanwhile, here are some great online resources:

Resources

Kidshealth.org

This website offers sections for parents, children, and teen audiences with tips on all aspects of health, including food and nutrition.

Eatright.org

This is the website of the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Visit the section on Nutrition for Kids and Teens to find a series of helpful articles.

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Wednesday
May082013

What Do You Think?: Energy Drinks

This article examines the scenario of a 5th grader who loves to drink energy drinks. Although he didn't think they were bad for him, and his parents bought them by the case, he started to experience headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Eventually he had to be rushed to the hospital for caffeine poisoning and dehydration. Included are discussion questions, facts, and tips you can use to talk to your mentee about energy drinks.

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Wednesday
May082013

What Do You Think?: Snacking

This article looks at a scenario of a girl who skips breakfast and snacks on candy and soda throughout the day. She often feels tired and can't concentrate. Discussion questions about this scenario can be used with your mentee to talk about breakfast and snacking, and help them understand how what they eat affects their energy level and ability to focus in school. Includes tips on how to help your mentee eat healthier.

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