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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nutrition 101:Choose Life

We all have busy lives and some days it is so easy to just to go through the drive-thru and pick something up to eat or grab a candy bar on the run without even thinking about the nutrients our body needs.  We started using Nutrition 101: Choose Life! and it has really gotten us all thinking about what we eat and what we should eat.

When I first saw my name on the list to receive this book from Growing Healthy Homes I didn't really know what to expect. Once I received my copy I was very impressed. This book covers so much more than just nutrition. It goes in-depth about how we eat and what we eat, how the body works and how these foods affect the body. I am using the book with all three of my girls and am very excited about what we are learning. I am looking forward to finishing this book because it contains so much to learn about how our bodies work. We received the pdf file e-book that is available via cd-rom from their website and it is beautiful.

Nutrition 101:Choose Life! covers the 12 main body systems in 6 units.
  • Unit 1 ~ The Brain and Nervous System
  • Unit 2 ~ The Digestive System
  • Unit 3 ~ The Respiratory, Olfactory, Auditory and Visual Systems
  • Unit 4 ~ The Muscular and Skeletal Systems
  • Unit 5 ~ The Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
  • Unit 6 ~ The Endocrine System & Emotions
Each Unit starts out by talking a little about the system being studied. Next the chapters tell us about the body parts in that system and exactly what they do for us and how our environment effects them. Then comes the nutrition part: they explain what vitamins are good, what foods are helpful and harmful for that particular system. They even include recipes that taste good and are good for you. At the end of each chapter there are discussions questions, activities for elementary and secondary students including recipes, and also additional resources for further study. Throughout the book there are charts, graphs, and colored boxes with Fun Facts, Word Power, and Shopping Tips.

In the back of the book there are 31 appendices with so much information. Some of the topics are Health Statistics in the United States, Shopping Lists, How to Chose Fresh Produce, Kitchen Safety, Vitamins, Minerals and so many more. This is one book that you will use over and over again even when you are finished with it as a curriculum.

Growing Healthy Homes is a publishing company that was founded in 2007 by a mom (Karen Hopkins), her oldest daughter (Sera Johnson), and her daughter-in-law (Laura Hopkins) it is owned and operated by the family. Their mission is to honor God by creating and distributing products that educate and empower His children to establish healthy, Christ-centered homes. They may be attending a conference or educational seminar near you where you can look at the products they have for sale. Their events are listed here.

Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is available in hardback for $99.95, CD-Rom for $79.95, or you can purchase both together for $129.95. Along with Nutrition 101: Choose Life!, Growing Healthy Homes offers other a few more books to purchase and a few freebies!

Growing Healthy Homes has given me a promotional code for you to save 15% off your entire order!
Just enter TOScrew11 at checkout to receive your discount. is hosting a free Nutrition 101: Choose Life! webinar on April 21, 2011
at 3:00 PM-4:30 PM CDT.

Sail on over to read other Crew member reviews of this book.
As a member of the TOS Crew I received a down loadable pdf of Nutrition 101: Choose Life! to use with my children in exchange for my review.

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