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Homework

Head Start Nutrition homework is never required, however, we have created an incentive to help promote health and wellness in both the student as well as the entire family. 

Upload all homework assignments to Homework@headstartnutrition.com  

December Crossword Puzzle - 3 Fit Bucks

Help Cook A Healthy Breakfast - 2 Fit Bucks

Help your family cook a healthy breakfast that you can all enjoy together. Try to include nutrient dense foods that are low in sugar. Upload a picture of the meal and what you did to help prepare it. Also include what makes that meal healthy.

Help Cook A Healthy Lunch - 2 Fit Bucks 

Help your family cook a healthy lunch that you can all enjoy together. Try to include nutrient dense foods that are low in sugar. Upload a picture of the meal and what you did to help prepare it. Also include what makes that meal healthy.

Help Cook A Healthy Dinner - 2 Fit Bucks

Help your family cook a healthy dinner that you can all enjoy together. Try to include nutrient dense foods that are low in sugar. Upload a picture of the meal and what you did to help prepare it. Also include what makes that meal healthy.

Go On A Walk With Your Family - 1 Fit Buck

Go on a walk with your family for a minimum of 15 minutes. Try to teach your family something you learned recently.

Challenge Your Parents Or Guardians To A Plank Competition - 1 Fit Buck

Challenge your parent or guardian to a plank competition. The rules are simple, get into a push up position but instead of having your hands on the ground, you will have your forearms on the ground. Keep your back straight and see who can hold it the longest.

Try A New Vegetable - 1 Fit Buck

Try a new vegetable.  Upload a picture of the vegetable and tell me how you liked it.

Run 1 Mile - 1 Fit Buck

Run a mile. You may complete this once a week. 

Teach Your Family Something You Learned In PE - 1 Fit Buck

During dinner or family night teach your family something that you learned during PE. Anything that you found interesting. Upload a short paragraph of what you taught your family. 

Go A Week Without Soda And Juice - 2 Fit Bucks

Go 1 week without any soda or juice. Sugary beverages are a big reason for obesity in the US. I know it might be hard. Can you do it? Upload a short paragraph on how hard or easy it was.

Go A Week Without Candy And Treats/Dessert - 2 Fit Bucks

Go 1 week without any sugary desserts or candy or treats. Sugar is very addicting. Are you mentally strong enough to go without it for a whole week? Upload a paragraph response to this experience.

Go On A Hike With Your Family - 2 Fit Bucks

Ask your family to take you on a hike. Upload a short paragraph about where you went and how far you hiked.

Challenge Parent Or Guardian To A Wall Sit Competition- 1 Fit Buck

Challenge your parent or guardian to a wall sit competition. The rules are simple, find a wall and make sure your back is flat against it. Your feet should be out in front of you and your thighs should be horizontal. Whoever holds it the longest wins! Upload a short paragraph of who you challenged and who won. 

Swim For 1 Hour - 1 Fit Buck

Go swimming for a minimum of 1 hour. Upload a short paragraph on what games you played and if you were able to get your parents or guardian to join you.

Drink 50oz Of Plain Water A Day For A Week - 2 Fit Bucks

Drink 50oz of plain water every day for 1 week. Do not drink tap water unless it is filtered. Upload a short paragraph and talk about if it was difficult or easy and if you think it is something you can continue for longer than a week.

Donate Food - 3 Fit Bucks

Donate food to a local food bank. Upload a short paragraph of your experience and what you donated. 

Find Vitamin C - 1 Fit Buck

Find 3 foods in your house that have vitamin C. Upload a picture of each food and then tell me out of those 3 which one has the most vitamin C. 

Food Report - 1 Fit Buck

Choose a packaged food item in your home and grade it based on its nutritional value and explain why. Upload a picture of the food you chose and give a short description of why it is or why it is not healthy. Also give the food a letter grade. 

Name That Muscle - 1 Fit Buck 

Pick your favorite sport and tell me what muscles those athletes use during the game. Upload a short paragraph with what sport you chose and the muscles they use most.

Grocery List - 1 Fit Buck

Create a grocery list with your parent or guardian. Upload the grocery list that you helped create. 

Food Substitutes - 1 Fit Buck

Plan Family Dinner For The Week - 2 Fit Bucks

Stretching - 1 Fit Buck

Yoga - 1 Fit Buck

Animal Food - 1 Fit Buck

Ultimate Animal- 1 Fit Buck

Artificial Sweetener - 1 Fit Buck

Snow! - 2 Fit Bucks

Holiday Cookies - 1 Fit Buck

Sprint - 1 Fit Buck

Draw Food - 1 Fit Buck

Salad - 1 Fit Buck

Come up with a healthy alternative for junk food you like or crave. Upload a short paragraph of the food you crave and what a healthier option would be.

Plan out what you will have for dinner for the week. Discuss and plan with your parent or guardian what you will be eating each night. Upload a list of what you will be eating each night.This can be completed once a month.

Pick a muscle group and research how to correctly stretch it. Then teach a member of your family. This may be done twice a month.

Research a yoga pose that you want to learn how to do and then teach it to a family member. This may be done twice a month.  

Research what your favorite animal likes to eat. Why do you think they eat that food? Could you survive off of your favorite animal's diet? This may be done twice a month.

What animal do you think is the fastest and why? What animal do you think is the strongest and why? What animal do you think has the best combination of speed and strength and why? This may be done once a month.

Find something in your house or at the store that has an artificial sweetener in it. What is the product you found and what is the artificial sweetener called that they used? This may be done twice a month.

Go sledding or snowboarding or skiing. Short paragraph about your experience and what you did. This may be done twice a month.

Find a holiday cookie recipe and choose 5 ingredients that you need to make the cookies. Tell me what macronutrient each ingredient is. This may be done once a month.

Are you faster than your parent or guardian? Challenge them to a 40 yard sprint and see who is faster! Make sure everyone stretches first so no one pulls a muscle. This may be done twice a month.

Turn your favorite food into a superhero! Pick your favorite food and draw it as if it were a superhero. What super powers does it have? What bad guys does it fight? This may be done once a month. 

Make a pretend salad with at least 5 different ingredients. Each ingredient has to be a different color. What will you put in your salad? You can earn an extra Fit Buck if you draw this salad or create it in real life and take a picture. This may be done once a month.

Favorite Food - 1 Fit Buck

Write a paragraph about your favorite food. What is it? What macronutrients does it have? Would you say it is healthy? Why or why not? This may be done once a month.

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