Grandpa Hernandez and I will be enjoying our grandkids for several weeks throughout the summer, and that means feeding them! We love to make them smile, so sometimes we give them sodas and artificially-colored crunchy things in a bag, as well as ice cream and candy. Of course, these junk foods are also accompanied by a lesson from me about why they aren’t good for them!
I’ve decided to create a nutrition program for my hungry grandkids, so they can learn the basics of what to eat and how it affects their health. It will teach them to understand food labels and ingredients and how to plan healthy meals and snacks, grocery shop, and cook.
Of course, I need to find ways to make it fun and practical, and reading, writing, math, science, and research will all be built right into the program, as well as what the Bible says about nutrition (history and spiritual lessons).
At the end of the summer, I want my grandchildren (ages 8 to 13) to know the basics of healthy eating and to feel comfortable in the kitchen. I want them to have a customized collection of their favorite healthy recipes and how to choose healthier versions of foods they love.
After all, they will be eating for the rest of their lives, and good health is the foundation of everything else they will do.
This will keep me pretty busy, so I’ll let you know how the program’s going and what we’re learning throughout the summer as time and energy permits.
In the meantime, if you want to use the summer to start working on a healthy eating program for yourself and your family, check out my online do-it-your-self Eat to be Healthy Program.
Have a happy, healthy summer!
Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Health Coach
1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.