Before National Nutrition Month passes us by (not that you need a special month to be nutritious), Dinosaur Train has a bunch of great suggestions on how to incorporate some nutrition in your family's life. They suggest taking a Brachiosaurus Picnic (complete with green juice and dino shaped sandwiches) and even include a game, recipe, and show clips to make it exciting. It also includes a helpful song about everyone pooping. Although I would prefer this not become a daily anthem - it is a good teaching tool and my kids found it to be hilarious! Another helpful suggestion is to visit the American Dietetic Association and take a look at all the great ideas they have for healthy snacks for kids. My kids loved their idea of taking a banana, dipping it in yogurt, rolling it in crushed cereal, and then freezing. They had as much fun making it as they did eating it!
A few other things to check it if you are interested in Dinosaur Train. You can watch clips, play games, and print activities from the Dinosaur Train site. You can also learn more about the Jim Henson company and check out Jim Henson on facebook & twitter.
Special thanks to PBS Kids for providing a DVD sample for review purposes.