Lesson 1-Getting Started
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 Learning Objectives
- 1.3 Reasons Kids and Teens May Gain Weight
- 1.4 Tracking and Monitoring Your Child/Teen’s Weight
- 1.5 Why is Your Child’s Weight Gain Such a Big Deal?
- 1.6 Having a Conversation with Your Child/Teen’s Healthcare Provider
- 1.7 Summary
- 1.8 Recommended Reading & Resources
Lesson 2-Creating a Family-Centered Plan
Lesson 3-What Should My Child/Teen Eat?
Lesson 4-Family Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping
Lesson 5-In the Kitchen
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Learning Objectives
- 5.3 Benefits of Teaching Children and Teens to Cook
- 5.4 Culture and Family Traditions
- 5.5 Before You Begin Cooking-Getting Organized (Mise-En-Place)
- 5.6 Cooking Skills According to Age
- 5.7 Knife Skills & Cooking Techniques
- 5.8 Healthy Cooking Tips
- 5.9 Summary
- 5.10 Recommended Reading & Resources
- 5.11 You’ve Got Homework!
Lesson 6-Get Moving
Lesson 7- Mind Body
End of Course
7.3 Practicing Mind-Body
Whether you realize it or not your thoughts and emotions affect the way you eat. Think about the last time you were stressed, sad, angry, lonely, what did you eat? Did you eat? Your emotions can lead to overeating or skipping meals, it is the same with your child/teen because they have emotions too! Your child/teen’s mind and body need to be nourished. Encourage your child/teen to practice a mind-body activity. Discuss a few ideas with them and join them in practicing some mind-body activities. Here are a few suggestions:
- Memorizing and reciting Bible promises or positive affirmations
- Practice mindfulness
Check out these mindfulness videos:
- Sitting quietly and taking a few breaths
- Writing their thoughts in a journal or writing what they are thankful for (gratitude)
- Check out the Thought Diary app, it is a free digital app for iOS and Android.
- Being intentional of performing acts of kindness.