Did you know that exercise can make you feel happier? Scientists have found that kids who are more active tend to have better moods and are more confident. When we are physically active, our bodies produce a hormone, called serotonin, which makes us feel happy! This is just one of the reasons it is important… Continue reading Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create
Captain Create Wants You to Move! // Wintertime Physical Activity Ideas
Being physically active is just as important in the winter as it is the rest of the year, but sometimes we may find it more difficult to move our bodies when it's cold outside! Luckily, with a bit of creativity, we can be just as active during the winter as we are in spring, summer,… Continue reading Captain Create Wants You to Move! // Wintertime Physical Activity Ideas
Captain CREATES Tips // How Hungry Am I?
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That means we get to enjoy delicious foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, and pumpkin pie! With so many tasty options, it is easy to eat too much at Thanksgiving. Our tummies might hurt and we may even feel a little sick. That's not very fun, is it? We… Continue reading Captain CREATES Tips // How Hungry Am I?
Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash
Hey kids, who helps the young winter squash cross the road safely? The crossing gourd of course! November is a perfect time to learn about winter squash! Winter squash stores well through the winter and can be used to make delicious foods. Winter squash takes double the time to grow as summer squash!The oldest squash… Continue reading Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash
Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries
Winter is just around the corner! Even though we love holidays and snowmen, fresh fruits and vegetables can be harder to come by during this season. Incorporating frozen fruits and vegetables into our meals is one way we can get enough of these food groups through the winter months. One of my favorite frozen fruits… Continue reading Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries
Tips from Captain CREATE // Healthy Halloween Candy
Halloween is in 3 more days!! Can you believe it? We are pretty excited too. Captain CREATE even has a costume! Can you guess what animal he will dress as? Captain CREATE loves candy (especially chocolate) but wants to make his Halloween as healthy as possible. He knows that if he has a plan for… Continue reading Tips from Captain CREATE // Healthy Halloween Candy
Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!
Did you know that October 23rd is "Apple Crunch Day?" Many of your schools will provide you with an apple that was grown near your city/town. Kids from all over the West will take a bite of these apples together! Even if you don't have the chance to eat an apple at school, you can… Continue reading Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!
Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!
Hey kids! Meet Captain Create, our blog's very own superhero! Captain Create likes to teach us about MyPlate. He knows a lot about being healthy, eating from the five food groups, and being physically active. Every month, Captain Create will give us tips and tricks that will help us be healthier! Keep your eyes out… Continue reading Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!