Healthy Dearborn – Fun, Healthy Resources

Physical Activity:

Complete each activity 12 times to spell out the word SPOOKY. Repeat 4 times.


Frankenstein Green Smoothie

Turn an ordinary green smoothie into Frankenstein! Simply draw a Frankenstein face on the outside of a mason jar or glass with a Sharpie (black permanent marker). Then blend together your favorite green smoothie recipe and pour it in. Finish it off with a few blueberries on top.

The right ratio of leafy greens to fruit makes it sweet as you reap all the healthy benefits of a green smoothie. This recipe is full of iron, potassium and vitamins — and tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. Yet the best part is how simple and quick it is to make! You only need 5 ingredients and all of them can be found at your local grocery store.


  • fresh spinach
  • frozen pineapple
  • frozen mango
  • fresh banana
  • Milk


Toss 1 cup of spinach into a blender.  Pour in 1 cup of milk.  Blend this together on a high speed until the spinach is pulverized and liquid.  Add 1 and 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit. Blend again until the fruit is well blended.  (You could use other liquids for your smoothie instead of the milk.  Try juice, almond milk, water, or coconut milk. Also consider adding ice cubes for a frozen drink.) 

Variations: Don’t like this combination? You can substitute for other greens and fruits! The nice thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever fruits or vegetables you’ve got on hand. Other ingredients might include frozen (or fresh) blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, blackberries, cherries, pears, apples, peaches, or any fruits.  For the green color you could substitute kale or other leafy green vegetable.  

COVID-19 Resources

Mask wearing is not always easy or fun, but it’s an important step to keep you and those around you safe. Whether you’re out in the community with your family or you returned to school for in-person learning, wearing a mask may be required. Below are some fun and easy tips to encourage mask wearing:

  • Decorate your mask using tie-dye or fabric markers or make your own at home using an old t-shirt or fabric with your favorite pattern. As always, make sure to get adult permission first.
  • Clip a lanyard onto the ear strap. If you take your mask off, it’s now hanging around your neck as reminder to put it back on. 
  • Practice at home. Get your family involved in practicing mask wearing for a day. 
  • Be consistent in wearing your mask properly and not touching it while wearing it. The more you practice, the easier it gets. 

In addition to wearing our mask over your nose and mouth, there are other important steps you should follow to keep yourself and those around you safe. These include:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not readily available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and mask.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and another person.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.

Please visit the Healthy Dearborn, Fun, Healthy Resources Survey to submit feedback and additional ways Healthy Dearborn can help support you and your family with physical activity, nutrition and/or COVID-19 resources.   

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