Tonight at Soar in 4 we focused on the importance of healthy habits in young children. Building healthy habits contributes to school success; research shows that physical activity supports academic achievement and well-nourished kids learn better! Healthy routines are more likely to stick in adulthood if they are learned in childhood. Our learning engagement areas focused on teaching children and their families how important nutrition and good habits are in helping to keep them healthy. Using games and activities is a great way to help children learn about healthy eating while having fun at the same time! The ideas we explored last night engaged children in healthy eating experiences, taught them to recognize different foods and encouraged them to experiment with new foods, tastes, flavors and textures. Teaching children about nutrition at a young age and furthering their knowledge as they grow and develop is one of the best ways we can combat childhood obesity and help children increase their health and well-being. Preschoolers are at the crucial age where they can begin to understand how nutrition plays a major role in their lives, which is why nutrition is such an important component to include in preschoolers’ learning.