Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nutrition 101: Choose Life! (review)

Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is an extensive (448 pages) "three-in-one family nutrition and health program for all ages that presents the major body systems, how they function, their common health issues, the benefits of good food and the consequences of bad food." Growing Healthy Homes has invested years of research and testing to provide the information included in the 6 units:  


1. The Brain and Nervous System
2. Digestion and Elimination
3. Respiration and Olfactory
4. Muscular and Skeletal Systems
5. Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
6. Endocrine System and Emotions.


It's available as a book, a CD-ROM, or as a book/CD-ROM combo. As part of the TOS Crew, I received it as a download from the Internet. I put it on my Kindle so that I could read it more easily, but also saved a copy to my hard drive so that I could print out copies of the forms and activity pages. 

Nutrition 101 is a good introduction to how the body works and how the body process the food we eat. It highlights the importance of various vitamins and minerals for different bodily functions. We're trying to become more health conscious at my house, so we found this information helpful. It's for all ages, with modifications. You can have your older children (upper grade school and up) read the chapters on their own, but you'd probably want to oversee the which activities they choose. The chapters are short, easy to understand, and would make an excellent general health curriculum for the family. It would be quite easy to incorporate the whole family into learning with this information. It gives recipes to try, exercises, and more.

I would definitely recommend it, although I personally think it is a bit pricey. The only thing I would change would be to add hyperlinks into the e-book/CD format. I'd like to be able to click through to different chapters and links directly from my Kindle. Overall, it's a wealth of information and resources.

Review more vendor information on their Growing Healthy Homes website.
Receive a 15% discount coupon from Growing Healthy Homes using the code TOScrew11. The CD-ROM is $79.95, the book is $99.95, and the CD/book combo  is $129.95. 
Other products available from this vendor include a Gentle Babies line and The Raw Food Feast: 7 Days Through the Rainbow. Their website also includes some free downloads.

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