Healthy Eating And Fitness

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This weeks tip for health and nutrition at home.

At-Home Physical Activities

Take on the Day

Shortened URL: Take on the Day
Activity: MindfulnessBest For: K-5
Time: 1:19
Description: This is a wake-up video to energize the body. Skills Emphasized: breathing Link: Take on the Day
Obstacle Course

Shortened URL: Obstacle Course Ideas Video
Activity: Total body workoutBest For K-5
Description: Let’s get our Body Moving!! Our final activity today will have you work together to create an obstacle course in your living area or outside. You can use this video to come up with some ideas of how to created your obstacle course
Skills Emphasized: jumping, mobility, stamina, runningOther Resources: Obstacle Course Ideas Video
Star Yoga with Kids Work It Out

Shortened URL: Star Yoga
Activity: yoga, flexibilityBest For: K-5Time: 6:48Description:Today’s yoga practice includes Count 5 breath, which will help you build strength in your lungs. Then you will learn the Star Pose. The Star Pose allows you to stretch and lengthen your body in all directions; using it in the Yoga flow will help you energize your whole body.Skills Emphasized: breathing, stretching, flexibility, balance
Importance of Cardiovascular Fitness

Shortened URL: Brain Bites Video
Activity: knowledgeBest For: K-5Time: 4:08Description: If you want a little bit of extra knowledge today, check out this video from OPENPhysEd about the importance of cardiovascular fitness (for ages 8+)Skills Emphasized: educationalOther Resources: Brain Bites VideoNational PE StandardsState PE Standards: 
Choose your own Fitness Adventure

Shortened URL: Fitness Adventure Video
Activity: HIIT, total body workoutBest For: K-5Time: 7:10Description: If your child(ren) likes Roblox they are sure to like this fitness video that let’s them choose between two exercises as they take them through 10 thirty second rounds. Skills Emphasized: stamina, mobility, jumping, balance, enduranceOther Resources: Fitness Adventure Video
The Incredibles, Get Moving with Disney

Shortened URL: The Incredibles Workout
Activity: total body workoutBest For: K-5Time: 10:14Description: Do you have a superhero lover in your family? Take your child(ren) through this workout video where they can be an Incredible!Skills Emphasized: stretching, mobility, stamina, enduranceOther Resources: The Incredibles WorkoutNational PE StandardsState PE Standards: 

At-Home Healthy Eating Tips and Recipes

Healthy Eating Tip

  • Understanding Vitamin A (elementary)
    • We’re going to start looking at the benefits of individual vitamins and we will start with Vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for vision, helps strengthen our immune systems, and makes bones strong
    • As we try to eat across the rainbow this week, also keep in mind the food below that will not only add variety to your family’s diet but will also provide a daily dose of Vitamin A: sweet potato, kale, spinach, collard greens, squash, red peppers, cooked carrots, mango, cantaloupe, grapefruit, watermelon, salmon, and tuna.
  • Vitamin A (middle school)
    • You probably know that vitamins are important for your health, right? But do you know which vitamins you need, or which foods you should eat to get them? Let’s start at the beginning today with Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for your overall health because it’s good for your vision, helps to strengthen your immune system, makes your bones strong, and even helps to prevent acne.
    • Try one of these foods to get your daily dose of Vitamin A: sweet potato, kale, spinach, collard greens, squash, red peppers, cooked carrots, mango, cantaloupe, grapefruit, watermelon, salmon, and tuna. 

Healthy Recipes

Vitamin A has many benefits and can be found in many foods. Here is a recipe that has a lot of Vitamin A. 

  • Roasted Carrots
    • Ingredients (Serving Size 4)
      • Carrots Raw
        • 3 lbs, peeled, cut into 3″ strips
        • 18 large (7-1/4″ to 8-/1/2″ long)
      • Olive oil (Salad or cooking)
        • 2 tbsp
      • Cayenne pepper (red or cayenne)
        • 1/8 tsp
      • Salt – Table
        • 1 dash
      • Honey
        • 2 tbsp
      • Lemon juice
        • 1 raw lemon juiced yields
      • Lemon zest
        • 1 lemon
  • Directions 
    • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
    • In a foil-lined roasting pan, toss carrots with oil and cayenne and season with salt.
    • Arrange in a single layer, using two pans if needed.
    • Roast, tossing once halfway through, for 30-40 minutes, or until tender.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, zest, and lemon juice. Season with salt. Drizzled over carrots and toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!

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