04 May May Newsletter
What We Learned Last Month:
- Football & Tennis
- Soccer & Baseball
- Basketball & Golf
- Volleyball & Lacrosse
- Throwing + Grapes
- Balance + Banana
- Running + Tomato
- Balance + Pear
Recipe Corner: Banana Bugs
- Fruit & mini chocolate chips to decorate
Halve a banana insert pretzels on either side for wings. Add antenna with small pieces of sliced apple & mini chocolate chips for eyes.
Joke of the Month:
Q: Why do bananas have to put on sunscreen before they go to the beach?
A: Because they might peel!
Article of the Month: Why is a healthy diet important for child development?
A child needs adequate dietary intake to provide enough nutrients and energy to grow. Almost half of the adult skeletal mass is built during adolescence. A healthy diet, rich in calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals, will enable optimal skeletal and physical growth.
Brain development can also be affected by the quality of your child’s diet. Providing adequate energy, vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients is necessary to provide the best nutrition for brain development. It is also important to assess how much they’re eating — and what they’re eating. Nearly one in three children are overweight or obese. By providing children with healthy food choices and demonstrating healthy eating habits. You can teach them how to live a healthier lifestyle that can ensure proper growth and development for the rest of their life.
Learn More at LiveStrong.com
Reminder: Remember the sunscreen!
With spring and summer upon us, don’t forget to protect your little ones’ skin from the sun. Too much sun exposure can cause severe sunburns, including blisters, illness, shivering and fever. The sun’s rays are at their strongest between 11am and 3pm, and the sun’s rays can still reach you on a cloudy day.
Use our tips:
- Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB, the damaging components of sunlight.
- Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply sunscreen liberally and often to all parts of the body that are exposed to the sun, especially the face and neck.
- Re-apply sunscreen every two to three hours.For more information, go to aboutkidshealth.ca