Wednesday, April 20, 2011
TOS Homeschool Crew Product Review ~ Nutrition 101 from Growing Healthy Homes
For this product review, I received an e-book edition of "Nutrition 101" from Growing Healthy Homes. I was surprised by the sheer volume of this resource (yes, even in a digital format, it's a big book!). This book is a wealth of 400+ pages of usable nutrition information.
I was very impressed by the content of "Nutrition 101" right from the start. In light of the "health crisis" I faced last spring (I was on the verge of Type 2 diabetes in addition to my hypothyroidism), this book struck a chord deep within me. Facing my health issues head on and making dramatic lifestyle changes has given me a whole new appreciation for the study of nutrition. Over the past year, I have read quite a bit about diabetes, and what I read in "Nutrition 101" about diabetes prevention is as good as anything else I have come across. "Nutrition 101" is filled with information I can use on a daily basis and it has become a key component in our family's health studies.
My daughters have also been impressed with the substance of this resource. It really is top-notch! Even when some of the wording was difficult for my youngest daughter, I found it pretty easy to adapt the book to fit her level of understanding. This has allowed me to lay a solid foundation in the study of nutrition that she can build upon for the rest of her life.
The segments on "Brain Foods and Healthy Fats" was a real eye-opener for my girls. They discovered so many things they never knew before, and the ways healthy fats work within the brain was fascinating to them. The complexity of this one topic speaks loudly of our Creator (curriculum that brings glory to the Lord are a favorite with me). The depth with which the subject matter is explained allows the student, and the teacher, to grasp the "why" behind the nutrition facts.
If you visit the website at www.GrowingHealthyHomes.com you will find information on webinars and seminars, upcoming events, and product info. In addition to "Nutrition 101", Growing Healthy Homes has baby products (called Gentle Babies) and products relating to Raw Foods. "Nutrition 101" is available in three formats - the book sells for $99.95, the CDrom sells for $79.95, and the book/CDrom combo sells for $129.95. (I received the book as a download free of charge for review purposes).
My 7th grader had this to say about Growing Healthy Home's "Nutrition 101" - "It's more thorough than some other health programs I've used. I was sometimes confused with other books I read, but Nutrition 101 makes sense to me. The information was complex but understandable. It's pretty interesting to learn how food impacts my body's systems. I have learned a lot."
My 10th grader added this - "This book is very thorough. It's not boring or overwhelming, however. It's set up in a way that keeps me learning and wanting to learn more. It can be hard to retain textbook health info - but this book has been ideal for me. It doesn't feel like a tedious health book, and I like that."
If you are considering a health program for your homeschool or your co-op, "Nutrition 101" from Growing Healthy Homes would be an excellent choice.
May the Lord bless you today as you homeschool for His glory!
Day 91 done :)
Jan L. Burt