What's New at the Barn:
It's Back-to-School Time and We're Serious About Getting a Good Night Sleep! During
summer camp, we got an earful from kids about not getting a good night
sleep and why. The top sleep offenders were: late night TV
viewing in their bedrooms, playing video games (war games are
definitely NOT relaxing), bad dreams, and pets or siblings making noise. Depending
on their age, kids need approximately 8-10 hours of sleep each
night. Sleep is as important as experience and eating fruits and
veggies, so families need to work as a team to help kids get the rest
they need to be their best in school, on the sports field or at
a good night sleep is one of HealthBarn USA's 7 healthy habits, so we
have some great tips to get you and your family started on establishing
a sustainable routine today:
Start Your Bedtime Routine Today! Contact us to share your sleepy time ideas, so we can let other families know by posts to our blog.
- Create Relaxation Time. It's
important to start winding down at least one hour before lights out, to
get your body and mind ready for a peaceful night sleep.
- Play Soft Music. The
HealthBarn kids loved listening to Native American instrumental music
and sounds of nature during their down-time at the barn (you can easily
find this music on iTunes), and many liked playing their own
instruments to help them relax.
- Color Mandalas.
Mandalas are symmetrical designs usually in the form of circle.
It serves as a tool for meditation in many cultures. When
coloring these beautiful designs, kids benefit by improving their
concentration and fine motor skills. At the barn, we found some
super cool translucent mandalas to color and place in the window
when they are completed, click here or to download free coloring pages, click here.
- Brush and
floss teeth. Washing hands is
important to get rid of germs, but your mouth can really load up
with germs and bad bacteria if you’re not brushing and flossing
everyday! Bonus: your heart benefits, too!
- Sip Herbal Tea. We
are crazy about picking mint and chamomile flowers and steeping them in
hot water for an herbal infusion that is ultra relaxing!
Come Pick Mint at Family
Day at HealthBarn USA on Saturday, September 17, 2011: All
families are welcome to participate in the HealthBarn USA
experience on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
at Abma's Farm, Wyckoff, NJ. Be a chef by making the famous
garden fresh pizza; and be a farmer by harvesting the organic toppings from
the garden and composting, too! Please call
201-891-2066 to reserve a spot.
Boost Your Child's Brain Power This Back-to-School Season by Enrolling in HealthBarn USA's Fall Programs:
If you are a parent who wants:
- Healthy kids who are adventurous eaters,
- Nutritious and great tasting ideas and recipes for what to serve and
- Green kids who grow and eat their own organic food,
- Simple, fun-to-take steps that will get your family to a happier,
healthier place - from a leading voice in family nutrition, come spend
the summer with us at the barn!
Don't delay, please click here for more information and enrollment forms.
HealthBarn USA Fall Programs: "I
have never had my daughter talk so much about what she did at
camp. I can't keep her quiet. There is always a 'and mom we
did....' Thank you all for bringing this experience together for
kids. It is truly a treasure to have her have this experience,
and now after looking at the video I want to got to HealthBarn, too," a
Didn't make it to the barn this summer, don't miss out on the cool harvest season at the barn! Click here to
watch HealthBarn USA kids and team in action on The Rachael Ray Show
and see firsthand what this experience is all about! Seedlings,
ages 3-5, Sprouts, ages 5-7, Harvesters, ages 5-12, Teens in the Kitchen and Grown-Up's Nutrition 101 classes begin the week of
September 19, enroll today by clicking
here or call
School Enrichment Programs:
Ready to make a difference in kids' lives? Partner with HealthBarn USA through our enrichment programs because
we make a difference in empowering children to make healthy
choices. Our hands-on approach and unique curricula is not only
one-of-kind, but also extremely effective in exciting kids and families
about making good choices for their health. Click here for the list of our 2011 offerings in school and at the barn. Here are some highlights:
NEWS FLASH! The Life in Sync 501c3 Charity
has approved the HealthBarn USA assembly as a program that it will
support financially when schools and/or community organizations apply
for a grant. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity for
your students, apply today!
HealthBarn USA hosts out-of-state assemblies! HealthBarn USA travelled to Sierra
House Elementary School in South Lake Tahoe, CA for a day of fun with
some serious expert taste testers. Bring HealthBarn USA to your school
district and receive an amazing price package for an experience of a
lifetime for students K through 8th grade. For more information about out-of-state assemblies, please contact Molly Fallon at 201-891-2066 or
Healthy Lifestyle School Assembly: Engage
your student body in HealthBarn USA's "Try It -- You'll Like It,"
one-of-a-kind, hands on healthy-lifestyle experience that empowers
children of all ages to: try new foods that are nut free,
be active, participate in family meals, and much more. Kids can't
get enough of this fun and interactive tasting experience that leaves
principals, teachers, parent volunteers and parents at home in awe as
kids tempt their taste buds with fruit, vegetables, edamame, cereal
without added sugar and so much more! Click here read the latest testimonials from other schools.
HealthBarn USA School Assembly on YouTube. If you haven't experienced the assembly LIVE yet, click here to watch the team and kids in action. Click here for more information about how to schedule an assembly at your school or organization, please click here to contact Molly.
School & Scout Healthy-Lifestyle Field Trips:
With nutrition education being a hot topic in schools among
administrators, children, the PTO/PTA and parents, our hands-on,
one-of-kind field trip is a must-do! The field trip curriculum meets
the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 5.4, 5.8,
5.10, 8.2 and 9.2. And, the HealthBarn USA experience is a perfect
supplement to school curricula.
We are booking school and scout trips for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 -- don't miss out on this one-of-kind experience. Click here for more information.
Workshops & After-School Enrichment Programs: The
workshop format for classes of 25 students during Wellness, Science,
Health or Environmental Days are age-appropriate and cover a variety of
topics, click here for
more information. Our after-school enrichment programs are very
popular with kids because they are fun and create a positive learning experience
as an extension to the school day with a hot topic for families. We
offered programs at Colonial Road Elementary School and High Mountain
Lakes, NJ and at Gerrard Berman Day
School, Oakland, NJ and are now booking for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. Click here for more information.
Private One-on-One Nutrition Counseling for
children, teens and adults. To schedule a one-on-one appointment with
Stacey Antine, MS, RD, in New Jersey or New York City, please click here to find out more.
We are giving you double thumbs up for making the health of you and your family a priority! We'd love to hear your healthy living stories, please click here to email us! Thank you for reading about HealthBarn USA. Want to learn more... visit us at the barn!