Health Educators Share Tips for Kids Health During COVID-19

Published on January 01, 2021

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Eating well and moving more are important for best health. On this page, find ideas for how to eat healthier and be more active in ways you enjoy.

Classes For Adults

  • New! Virtual Family Cooking Program – Let’s Make Dinner!
    Join us for a free, virtual cooking program designed for the whole family. Cook alongside our health educators and a special guest chef. Click here for more details, dates and to register.
  • Eat Smart Live Strong
    • This is a free, virtual program for older adults. In class, learn:
      • Which foods are important for older adults to eat in order to stay healthy
      • Tips for healthy shopping and meal planning
      • Easy exercises you can do at home to improve strength and balance
      • How to make quick and healthy recipes for 1-2 people.
    • If you are covered by Medicaid or have a Michigan Bridge Card (SNAP), you get priority admission into class.
    • Call Chris or Isabel at (269) 639-2949 for more information and specific dates and times.
  • Eat Healthy, Be Active
    • Eat Healthy, Be Active is a five-session virtual program that will help you get healthier. Daytime and evening sessions are available. In this free class designed for adults ages 18+ learn tips for eating well and moving more - so you can live your healthiest lifestyle.
    • If you are covered by Medicaid or have a Michigan Bridge Card (SNAP), you get priority admission into class.
    • Call Chris or Isabel at (269) 639-2949 for more information and specific dates and times.

See more classes hosted by Bronson at bronsonhealth.com/classes.

Eating With Plant-Entions

Plant-entions: Intentionally eating more plant-based foods. Some examples of plant-based foods are fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts and seeds.

Eating a healthy diet full of plant-based foods can help keep your body and mind feeling great. They:

  • Contain many vitamins and minerals, so your body can be healthy, energized and work its best.
  • Are full of fiber, meaning they will keep you full and aid in proper digestion.
  • Are typically lower in calories than many other foods. For example, a serving of carrots dipped in guacamole has less than 150 calories, while a serving of potato chips and dip can set you back about 220 calories. Eating fewer calories can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.

You can learn more about plant-forward eating at fruitsandveggies.org.

Are you interested in eating more plant-based foods? Check out our Plant-Entions E-Cookbook for tips, inspiration and 21 plant-forward recipes.

Seasonal Recipes

Are you looking for new and healthy low-cost recipes? Check out these wintertime favorites!

For more recipes and nutritional information from Bronson’s nutrition experts, visit bronsonhealth.com/nutrition. You can also find more ideas at https://mihotm.recipes/.

Seasonal games for kids

Resources for school-aged kids

With the coronavirus pandemic, kids are spending a lot of time at home. Below, Isabel Hinton, Bronson health educator, shares several fun activities to keep kids active and moving, as well as daily tips for eating well.

To learn more about COVID-19 and how Bronson is keeping the community safe, visit bronsonhealth.com/covid19.

At-home activities for kids

Balloon Ball Lava

Rocket Ball

Obstacle Course Home Carnival Rain Painting
Indoor Skee Ball Birdseed Sandwiches Candle Quench
Move Your Body Games Grass Sledding Bookworm Workout
Laser Maze Family Flashlight Walk Silly Relay Races
Rub the City Plant Placemats Scavenger Hunt
String Game in the Woods Sky Floaters Hallway Soccer
Icy Sun Catchers Sound Safari Sticky Spider Web

Check out all these games and lots of fun recipes in our Farmers to Families booklet:

Farm to Families Booklet

Video tips from a health educator

Isabel's Eats: Enjoy Treats Sometimes
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Pack a snack
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Fruit Fits in Every Meal
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Pre-Portion Your Snacks
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Be a Healthy Role Model
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Have Fun With Your Food
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Choose Veggies Rich in Color
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Be Ready for Exercise
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Enjoy Snacks as a Family
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Focus on Family During Dinner
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Learn To Make New, Healthy Snacks
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Working Out Without Equipment
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Get Outside
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Physical Activity Adds Up
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Prep Snacks Ahead of Time Up
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Meal Plan as a Family
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Have Fun With MyPlate
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Prepare Your Garden
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Flavored Water
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Make Healthy Snacking Easier
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Rethink Pizza Night
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Add Veggies
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Focus On Your Goals
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Top It Off With Low-Fat Dairy
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Add Color
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares her first daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Top It With Protein
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
Isabel's Eats: Eat More Whole Grains
Bronson Wellness Center Health Educator, Isabel Hinton, shares another daily tip for kids to eat well and stay health.
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