Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up

Have you tried any of Captain Create’s exercises yet? He has some fantastic suggestions for exercises you can do in your house this winter! When we exercise, it is important to recover with healthy foods. Foods with proteins and carbohydrates are the most important foods to focus on. Smoothies can be a tasty, easy wayContinue reading “Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up”

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”

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”

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 outContinue reading “Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!”

Kids Eat Right Month! // 10 Tips for Healthy Kids

Did you know that August is Kids Eat Right month? This is a great opportunity to focus on small changes that can help us eat healthier and be more physically active! Eating healthy and being active can be FUN! Here are a couple of tips that will get the whole family involved. Pick one orContinue reading “Kids Eat Right Month! // 10 Tips for Healthy Kids”

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!”

Every Kid Heathy Week!

What is Every Kid Healthy Week? It is a national celebration that highlights the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and learning. What can you do to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are some ideas: Nutrition: Make a goal to fill half your dinner plate with fruits and veggies!🍎🥦 Try a recipe from the KidsContinue reading “Every Kid Heathy Week!”

Planting a Vegetable Garden!

Have you or your family ever grown a vegetable garden? Planting vegetables and watching them grow can be a lot of fun. 😄 My favorite part of growing a garden is being able to eat fresh veggies from my backyard! Do you remember the blog post about how to grow tomatoes last spring? Click hereContinue reading “Planting a Vegetable Garden!”

Protein for Teen Athletes

Everybody needs adequate protein but for those of you who are athletic, a little extra protein can help with muscle strength. Exercise causes muscle cells to breakdown, protein from foods aids in repairing muscle damage from exercise. This process leads to the growth of more muscle and strength. Here’s the thing, athletes don’t need toContinue reading “Protein for Teen Athletes”