Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nutrition Curriculum

As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew this year, I had the opportunity to review a health and nutrition curriculum called Nutrition 101. Nutrition 101 is a 448 page book that comes in three formats: e-book (CD Rom), full-color hardback, or a combination of electronic and print format. The benefit of the combination format is the ease of reprinting recipes, shopping lists or charts when needed. Those of us on the crew received the e-book format.
Nutrition 101 is put out by a family-owned company called Growing Healthy Homes. When deciding to write Nutrition 101, they saw a need for a biblically-based comprehensive health curriculum that could be used across grade levels. This massive book is packed with information and includes six units focusing on different parts of the human body and it's systems. In addition, the book contains healthy recipes to try, activities and discussion questions as well as references guides and charts, making information more accessible for readers.

Nutrition 101 in the e-book form (CD Rom) is $79.95. In the print form it is $99.95. Purchased as a bundle, it's $129.95. Using the promotion code TOScrew11, my readers can enjoy an extra 15% off when purchasing this product. Growing Healthy Homes also offers a few more book selections as well as some few downloads, so be sure to check them out.

Here are my thoughts about Nutrition 101. Nutrition 101 is truly a comprehensive health curriculum, and I can tell by reading through the e-book that the authors really poured their hearts into this book. It is packed with information and recipes. It is one of those books, that if you got the print version (or printed out the e-book) would be a mainstay in your kitchen. As a mom who considers herself fairly health conscious, especially when it comes to my kids, I found a vast amount of resources in this book.

That being said, I did not use this much with my kids. The curriculum side of this book is just way over their heads right now. That's not to say that it's not good information, but for us, right now, it isn't accessible to my kid's level (they are 6 and almost 5). In the future, I would anticipate this being a great nutrition curriculum, and in the present, I believe there is still plenty of value to be found in it for my husband and I, for recipes and for increasing our knowledge and insight regarding living a healthy lifestyle.
Note: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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