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.
- Identify a macro or micronutrient for your child to learn about
- Older children can write a report about the nutrient, and young children can draw a picture
- Go to the store and children to read the child labels
- Note: For older children discuss the dangers of high fructose corn syrup and like ingredients.
- Buy the healthy item the child chooses.
If you have any questions or you like more healthy homeschool ideas, please leave a comment below.