Monday, August 30, 2010

McDonald's Anyone? Never Again!

My husband is always coming up with interesting stories on the internet. He emailed me this one, and I just knew I had to blog about it.

Someone took a picture of a McDonald's hamburger and fries each day for over 100 days to see what would happen. Guess what happened? Pretty much nothing! You can click here to see the article, and you can click here to see all 137 photos!

This is my favorite quote from the article, "Far be it from me to tell you what to eat, but I am pretty sure your stomach can't break that down any better than the mold and microbes in the air."

Friday, August 27, 2010

Computer Fun for Kids

I get a lot of great ideas from my Family Fun magazine. This month, they named their top 10 kids websites. One of them was Fizzy's Lunch Lab on I went and checked it out and it is really the perfect healthy kids website!

Here is what Family Fun had to say about it, "Way more fun than the food pyramid, this PBS site promotes good nutrition and physical activity through education games, yummy recipes, dance-along videos, printable place mats, and funny talk show parodies. A spoonful of humor helps the information go down as do the hip graphics."

I know from experience that kids can be a great example to the whole family. Right now, my one year old twins are folding their arms and bowing their heads at each mealtime. I am sure we will never forget mealtime prayer again! When you teach your children what food are healthy and why, they will remind us over and over again.

Some things that I liked about the website when I went and played around:

  • They have lots of recipes and when you click on a recipe it has pictures of the food and the measurements, so it is great for little ones that can't read yet. They also have a lot of recipes and they specify if it is a snack, easy, or hard etc. This way you can have your child pick out a recipe with your guidelines.
  • They really seem to emphasize fruits and vegetables.
  • They have a "food" tip at the bottom of the screen that has fun food facts (my older son is all about fun facts!)
  • It is done by PBS, so you won't have to worry about ads, or commercials!
Hope you get a chance to check out the website with your kids!

Pictured is an example of how they have the recipes to print out. They have the nutrition facts and all!