Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nutrition 101 ** TOS Review **



We were blessed to receive an E-book from Growing Healthy Homes called Nutrition 101: Choose Life.
Nutrition 101 is an information packed health curriculum that you can use with your entire family from preschoolers up to the adults in the family.

Nutrition 101 is filled with information not only about how to stay healthy but why. It is divided by sections of the body and tells you how each part of your body works and how to keep it healthy. The sections are

  1. The Brain and Nervous System
  2. Digestion and Elimination
  3. Respiration and Olfactory
  4. Muscular and Skeletal Systems
  5. Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
  6. Endocrine System and Emotions
Each chapter starts off with a thorough description of how that part of the body works, what it needs to stay healthy and different diseases that can affect it. There are also definitions to the side of the text for the more complex words and fun little facts relating to the area being taught. 
Next there are Discussion Questions, Additional Resources if you want to learn more and activities you and your child can do relating to the chapter. 
Last each recipe has a Power recipe made from foods that are good for that part of your body. 


Our Experience:
I am truly impressed with this book. It teaches our children not only how to eat healthy but WHY which is so important. If we only teach our children how to eat healthy but not why chances are it won't mean much to them. I love that the book also teaches them how the body works, understanding what a complex system our bodies are is key in understanding why we must keep it healthy. The book is packed with great information, wonderful pictures and fun activities. The power recipes are tasty and kid approved, so much so that my kids are asking for them to be made again! I meant to get a picture of the kids enjoying one of them but honestly it was like a swarm and it was gone before I had a chance! 
 Some of the information in the book was a little over my lower elementary/preschoolers heads but I actually am thankful for that because that means the book can grow with us. We can do it now and gain some knowledge and do it again and again and learn more each time. I plan on using this as our primary health program for the remainder of our school years. The only con for me was that I truly wish I had received the hardcover book instead of the e-book since this is something I want in my hands and used repeatedly. I love it so much I'm actually considering buying the hard copy for myself even though I have the E-book. 

Pricing
Electronic Version- $79.95
Hard Cover Book- $99.95
Combination of Both- $129.95


Growing Healthy Homes has made a special offer to readers of the TOS Crew for 15% off of their products using the code TOSCREW11 

To see what my crew-mates thought please visit the TOS Blog Here 

I received an e-book of Nutrition 101 in exchange for my honest review of their product. No other compensation was received. 



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