Healthy Children: Homeschool Fun

How do you teach health in homeschool?

As a homeschool mom of six- I get it. There are not a lot of health curriculums to choose from to use.

So, I want to make incorporating health into your homeschool easier.  Below is a short video that may give you an idea of how you can add a fun healthy lesson into homeschool. You will see in the video below that this lesson is primarily for younger children, but feel free to follow the three-tasks checklist for older children:

A Fun Assignment

Before you go to the store, choose to focus on either macronutrient (fat, protein and carbohydrates) or micronurients (vitamins and minerals).

Below is a list of water-soluble vitamins:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): Helps convert nutrients into energy.
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): Important for energy production, cell function, and fat metabolism.
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): Helps give you energy from food.
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): Necessary to process fatty acid.
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): Helps your body release sugar from carbohydrates for energy and create red blood cells.
  • Vitamin B7 (biotin): Helps the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids and glucose.
  • Vitamin B9 (folate): Important for healthy cell division.
  • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): Necessary for red blood cell formation and brain function.
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): Required for the creation of neurotransmitters and collagen, the main protein in your skin.

Water-soluble vitamins are an important role in producing. Since these vitamins are not stored in your body, it’s important to get enough of them from food.

Mini Lesson

  1. Identify a macro or micronutrient for your child to learn about
  2. Older children can write a report about the nutrient, and young children can draw a picture
  3. Go to the store and children to read the child labels
  4. Note: For older children discuss the dangers of high fructose corn syrup and like ingredients.
  5. Buy the healthy item the child chooses.

Any Questions

If you have any questions or you like more healthy homeschool ideas, please leave a comment below.

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