STEP 6 Healthy Eating & Exercise

The Thriving with the Grow Strong Roots curriculum promotes a mind/body connection. We cannot expect a child’s brain to function at the optimal level without healthy eating and exercise practices. At The Learning Academy, we educate children about what healthy food choices look like. We also discuss what food does in our body and that what and how we eat will impact how we learn. Our curriculum also educates children on the effects of too much sugar and how excess sugar impedes learning and development. Exercise is also a large component to having a healthy mind and body. Exercise helps to both keep us healthy and helps us think better and become better learners. We have a daily practice of exercise that includes gross motor skills time. We teach children that moving their bodies has a large impact on health and learning. Research shows that when children have an understanding of how their brains and bodies work, they are better able take ownership of taking care of them.