Our medical group had a nutrition class for kids, and our local community college outreach also had a nutrition class. My boys are now 18, 21 & 27, and when they were younger we did both classes. The class at the medical group gave them lots of great information, and they even took a walk at each class, but also got to test out different healthy foods.
The college outreach class had the kids cooking healthy foods, and really explained the nutrition in each recipe that they made. They wanted to help me cook and plan menus that were healthy. I have to admit, my oldest doesn't eat that healthy now, but the younger two are actually pretty health conscious, and aware of nutrition. They still eat fast food and junk food, but they make healthy choices most of the time....Sometimes they need someone else to tell them it's important...besides mom!!
at 12:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2010