Monthly Archives: June 2020

Tuesday, June 1 – Activity & Nutrition

Physical Activity
Handout: Mindful Moon Flow
The digital world we live in makes it easy to spend LOTS of time in front of a screen, right? Many of us spend countless hours each week sitting behind a computer screen, watching our phones, and playing video games. Yet the statistics are clear— kids and teens who exercise regularly are more likely to develop healthier lifelong habits than those who don’t. So, taking time for your (or your child’s) health now will continue to benefit you (or them) in the long run.

  1. Today’s yoga, the Mindful Moon Flow, from the Kids Work It Out, is named in honor of the cooling moon. This flow will stretch the spine and hamstrings while building strength in your arms, back, and core. • Video: (Time: 7:45)
    • Handout: Mindful Moon Flow
  2. After you are done with the Kids Work It Out yoga, try this 10 Minute Family Fun Cardio that will allow the whole family to have fun. (Time: 13:08)

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Handout: Farmer’s Market Word Search

Dine on a dime: Shop local!
Choosing to shop locally and directly from farmers for fruits and vegetables has many benefits – the prices are often lower than in the grocery store, it supports local businesses, and even helps to reduce our carbon footprint! Check out this word search to learn more about Farmer’s markets. The resources below will help you find a market in your area and shop for the freshest, in-season produce:
Find a Farmers’ Market:
LittleGuide Detroit’s Local Market Guide
Michigan Farmers’ Market Association Guide
Produce Availability Guide:
Michigan Guide for Fruits and Vegetables
If you find yourself with too many farmers’ market veggies, a great option is to pickle the leftovers – they make a yummy addition to other recipes, toppings for burgers or sandwiches, or in salads. Better yet? It’s easy! Check out this quick (30 seconds!) video on a basic how-to for pickling summer veggies.

Monday, June 1 – Activity & Nutrition

Physical Activity
Today we will begin with a warmup GoNoodle activity, then do an at home HITT workout for kids! Finally, cool down your body with a yoga activity with Cosmic Kids Adventure. If you feel like being more active, try and practice your favorite sport at some point during the day!

  1. Flex – Awesome Sauce | GoNoodle (Time: 1:26)
    ○ Start your day with a nice, energizing GoNoodle video
  2. HIIT workout with the kids at home (Time: 15:43)
    ○ This a fun workout video you can do with the whole family.
  3. Parsnip The Cat | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! (Time: 14:46)
    ○ This is a fun yoga video to calm the mind and body
  4. Play a Sport
    ○ Grab the gear for your favorite sport and play a game! Whether its baseball, soccer, basketball, etc. get outside and have some fun.

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
In general, humans eat a LOT of meat. Eliminating meat just one day a week can make a big difference for your health and the health of our planet. Replacing meat with plant-based choices has potential health benefits, like reducing risk for heart disease and diabetes, and helps take action against climate change by reducing your carbon footprint and helping you conserve precious environmental resources. Planning a “Meatless Monday” is a great place to start! Give it a try this week with a delicious meatless chili.

Meatless Chili
• 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
• 1 (15 ounce) can no salt added pinto (or chili) beans, un-drained
• 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
• 1 cup of frozen chopped green peppers
• 1 cup of frozen chopped onions
• 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• salt and pepper, to taste
• Optional chili toppings: cheese, green onions, plain Greek yogurt
In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients. Heat oven medium heat until warm, and serve with your favorite toppings.

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