“Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices”
My husband, Dr. David L. Katz, and I developed this program aimed for children ages 5-14 to teach them how to read food labels and empower them to make better choices at the supermarket. What started out as a fun program to teach our own children at their elementary school has now become a published educational program that has reached countless children all over the world! It is now available for free to teach at home or in the classroom. To find out more about Nutrition DetectivesTM, click here. To learn the story behind Nutrition Detectives, read Catherine’s guest article in Healthy Dining Finder.
ABC FOR FITNESS™ (Activity Bursts in the Classroom)
This is a school nutrition program that my husband, Dr. David L. Katz, developed, inspired by our then rambunctious little guy, Gabe, who was 5 at the time. Here is a link that my husband recorded a few years back that tells the story! Basically, this is a program, available for free, and now used in thousands of schools around the country, to get kids to engage in physical activity bursts throughout their day in the classroom, without taking away valuable time for classroom instruction. All the information about his program and all the material are available for free here.
Unjunk Yourself® is a new series of videos for teenagers and “tweens” that is especially dear to my heart because they feature 3 of our kids, Gabe, Valerie and Natalia! The videos use youthful dance moves and lyrics to send an empowering and inspiring health message to teens and tweens about nutrition and health, physical fitness and weight management. The video on the left is the latest Unjunk Yourself video. Published in February 2015, it speaks to the native animal vitality within us all. And on the right below, published in May 2012, is the first video in the Unjunk Yourself series. To find out more about this program, click here.