Healthy Food/Healthy Bodies:
Overweight and obesity are among the most common health problems facing children in the United States. An estimated one in five children is overweight or obese. These children are at greater risk of developing a host of health problems including Type II diabetes, hypertension or high blood pressure, adult obesity or high cholesterol. Overweigh and obesity are caused from eating too much and moving around too little. To avoid this Kinderkirk has decided to focus on good nutrition We do this by talking
about good food like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, water and proteins (the “any time” food). We acknowledge good foods in lunches that are made at home. We encourage fruits and vegetables for class parties. We work with foods that are low in calories and high in nutritional value. They can watch these foods grow in our garden.
Our large play yards provide lots of opportunity to run, climb, swing, ride, play soccer, basketball, baseball and group games, tug of war, duck, duck, goose, red rover and other simple but calorie burning activities. We also like to take walking field trips around town. Three Quarters of our day is spent outside in the Outdoor Classroom. We are proud of our school and what it offers our children.