Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create

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 importantContinue reading “Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create”

Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You

No matter where you live in Utah, there’s a trail for you and your family to explore! Hiking is a great way to have fun, be active, and make some memories! In order to have the best experience possible, you’ll want to do a couple of key things: #1 Pack snacks – hiking makes youContinue reading “Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You”

Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!

How can you use this blog to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are a few ideas: Here on the blog we focus on using MyPlate as a guide for eating nutritiously. You can find several recipes that fall into all the categories of MyPlate: fruit, veggies, grains, protein, dairy. Below are examples of aContinue reading “Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!”

You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’

Remember this post? It’s from over a year ago but it highlights an excellent source of protein – peanut butter! 🥜🥜🥜 Peanut butter was likely made by Myan Indians many years ago, but the first time it was introduced to the United States was at the St Louis World Fair in 1904. A physician hadContinue reading “You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’”

The Protein Group

Its protein month! So far this year we’ve learned about grains and dairy, now we’re moving on to protein! Woohoo! 🍳🍗🥩🍤😋 Protein It is good to have a little protein at each meal because not only does it have some important vitamins and minerals, but it also breaks down into ‘building blocks’ to build upContinue reading “The Protein Group”

Grains are Great

This month we’re moving on from dairy and onto GRAINS! What would we do without grains? Probably sleep a lot because grains are a great source of energy! Are you wondering why? Keep reading to find out! Grains Grains are important because they are a main source for many B vitamins as well as carbohydratesContinue reading “Grains are Great”

Milk, it’s aMOOzing!

People make a big deal about the importance of milk in a kid’s diet and for a good reason! You’ve probably seen the “Got Milk?” ads or you might have noticed how milk is always served at school lunches. The reason for all this is because milk is good for you! Milk has been aroundContinue reading “Milk, it’s aMOOzing!”

#12 of 12 Days of Kids Create

We have reached the final day of The 12 Days of Kids Create! What was your favorite day? Today we’re finishing up with a few tips on how to keep celebrations happy, healthy, and active! Check out the list below to see how you can make the holidays even better. 😁 Happy Holidays!

Pomegranate!

Pomegranates start showing up in grocery stores at the end of November and early December. This time of year is when pomegranates are in season, meaning they’re super juicy and delicious! In french the word pomegranate translates to “apple with many seeds” – makes sense! The seeds inside a pomegranate are called arils – arilsContinue reading “Pomegranate!”