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One of my goals for 2015 is to start eating healthier and feeding my family more of a variety of healthy foods. It is my responsibility as a parent to teach my boys how to eat properly for good nutrition and overall health and I feel like I am letting them down in that area. Like many parents, one issue that I face is having picky eaters. One of my sons absolutely will not eat vegetables if his life depended on it. It’s very frustrating to me as a parent and thankfully there are resources such as My Body Village to help me teach my sons why it is a good idea to eat healthy foods.
My Body Village was created by Justin Noble, a certified nutrition coach and children’s book author. The goal of the site is to introduce children and parents of all ages to the exciting world inside their bodies, in order to instill a lifetime of healthy habits. The series of books, which will be available early this year, turns our organs into relatable characters that tackle health and wellness issues. The characters such as Lyle Liver and Artie Heart are sure to peak your child’s curiosity about their body and how it works.
The My Body Village Weekly Challenge is just one free part of My Body Village that features a new challenge each week focused on teaching families how to work together to accomplish a healthy lifestyle goal. Each weekly challenge comes with a lesson on either fitness, nutrition or the way the human body works. It’s easy to take part! Simply visit My Body Village each week and follow the instructions for that week’s challenge. The challenges set small goals for families to accomplish and no preparation is required. For succeeding in each challenge your child will get points on the My Body Village website. The website features an activity log that allows children to keep track of their accomplishments. Once your child reaches certain point levels they can mail in their log to get a prize from My Body Village. Check out this video to learn more about the My Body Village Weekly Challenge.
My Body Village is a great resource for parents and caregivers who want to make sure their children learn to eat healthy and live a healthier life. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University asserts, “A vital and productive society…is built on a foundation of healthy child development.” We all want our children to grow up to be healthy, productive members of society. Then why not visit www.mybodyvillage.com with your child and get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle? Your body will thank you and eventually, so will your children.