Fun Facts About Nutrition, Health, and Exercise!

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Eating healthy foods, getting exercise, and learning about nutrition doesn’t have to be a chore! Here are some fun facts and easy ideas to get you started on everything from eating right to staying fit.

Did you know…

  • Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories.
  • Cooking is a great way for families to learn about nutrition.
  • Most of the fiber in fruit is in the peel!
  • Soup is a great way to add vegetables to meals.
  • Spaghetti squash can be used like actual pasta!
  • Oatmeal with fresh fruit is a good source of fiber.
  • The best way to exercise your heart is by walking and jogging!
  • Doctors recommend 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Kids need an hour of exercise a day.
  • Certain house chores can count as exercise!
  • The most common form of exercise is walking.
  • Cashews and almonds are a good way to snack healthy.
  • You can get exercise from just a trip to the zoo, thanks to all the walking!
  • There are lots of great ways to eat fruits and veggies - like on kebabs!
  • Most restaurant entrees are two servings.
  • Frozen and fresh fruit both provide lots of fiber.
  • A beach trip can be more than just fun, it can be great exercise!
  • Breakfast helps maintain healthy weight.
  • All foods can be worked into a healthy diet!
  • It's easy to make your own healthy trail mix at home.
  • Exercise can increase good cholesterol!
  • Cabbage is a great source of vitamins.
  • Salads are an excellent way to fill up. Yum!
  • You should read the labels on the foods you eat and buy!
  • Dried fruits make a great snack.
  • Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated.
  • Shoveling snow might seem like a chore, but helps you stay active in winter!
  • Taking the stairs is an easy way to get exercise.
  • Eating grilled fresh fruit can make a delicious dessert.
  • It's important to take good care of your teeth from an early age!
  • Veggies and meats taste great steamed.
  • Cooking dinner as a family is a great way to bond! provides fun, interactive online games for kids that are designed to teach through animation, exploration, and decision-making. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive supports parents and teachers with materials, lesson plans, and printables that are designed to make nutrition fun and promote a healthier lifestyle for the whole family. The website is completely free and available in English and Spanish.



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