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Thursday, January 24, 2013

How to explain nutrition to children

You see, your body and your brain are being built right now. Your body is like a house; you will live in it for the rest of your life. So you want to build it properly.

If you choose the right building materials (like healthy foods), your body will be strong. If you pick the wrong ones (like unhealthy foods), it won't be as sturdy.

If most of what you eat is junk, your body will become like the house of the first little piggy: as soon as someone blows on it, it will collapse. You will get sick more often, and it will last longer. You will also have less energy, and probably more cavities.

If you eat a little bit better, your body will be like the house of the second little piggy: somewhat solid, but still  vulnerable to bigger blows.

If you eat mostly good foods, then your body will be like the brick house of the third little piggy: it will be able to resist anything! It might still get sick once in a while, but it will be better equipped to bounce back quickly. Plus, you will be giving the right fuel to all your body parts, including your brain, and that means you will probably do better in school.

Now eat your carrots!

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