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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

TOS Review: Nutrition 101

If you know me or have read my blog for very long, you know that I am very into healthy eating and living.  Over the past 10 years, I have tried to move my family towards eating whole foods, eliminating refined sugar and cooking from scratch.   I also make all of my own cleaning products and many of my health and beauty products, including soap and shampoo bars.

Along the way, I have tried to teach my children about nutrition and healthy eating/living as things came up.  Sometimes they say I have brainwashed them because there are some things they just can't eat anymore:-)  However, I have never actually taught them a "Health" course on nutrition and this is a good thing to do in a more organized manner once they reach high school.  And then along came Nutrition 101:  Choose Life! by Growing Healthy Homes!

Nutrition 101:  Choose Life! is a 448 page book or CD ROM that is designed to be used as a unit study on nutrition.  It is "a discovery of how the body systems are affected by the foods - good or bad - we eat.  Research, recipes and projects will make Nutrition 101:  Choose Life! fun for the whole family and establish lifelong habits and desires to eat wholesome foods that support great health."

I received the ebook version of Nutrition 101: Choose Life! and once I began looking at it and reading it, I just couldn't stop!  First of all, it is very beautifully laid out and presented.  Secondly, the material included is very interesting, informative and educational.  The book is broken into 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
There are four chapters in each unit and they even include a recipe for each chapter that is a power recipe for the body system that you are studying.  There are also Discussion Questions and Activities for each unit, as well as additional resources to help you in your study. 

Nutrition 101:  Choose Life! can be used with all different ages and grade levels, as well as in many different settings such as homeschool, co-op, private school, church group or extracurricular clubs.  Since both my kids are teens and taking high school level courses, I am tailoring this course as a Health credit for them and we will be using it in its entirety next year.  It covers many different subjects, including science, anatomy, biology, nutrition and health.  There are lots of pictures, diagrams and photos to draw your attention and make the pages so interesting and beautiful!  The Appendix has SO many resources - 120 pages - the book would be worth the purchase just for those resources!!  

Now here are the purchasing details.  You can buy Nutrition 101: Choose Life! CD ROM for $79.95 or the book for $99.95 at .  You can also buy a combination of both the CD ROM and the book for $129.95.  And you know how I LOVE discounts and coupons, so you can get 15% discount by using the code TOSCrew11 at checkout!!!

Also, The Homeschool Blogger is hosting a free webinar featuring the author's of Nutrition 101: Choose Life! Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT Click below to register:

If you would like to read more reviews of Nutrition 101:  Choose Life!, click here.

I received this product for free in return for an honest review. I have not received financial reimbursement for my review of Nutrition 101:  Choose Life! from Growing Healthy Homes.

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