To get your Little ready for the new 2020-2021 school year we are sharing #WellnessWednesday tips and activities to improve overall wellness for both Bigs and Littles. Each Wednesday throughout August, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will cover one of the four most essential aspects of overall wellness: nutrition, sleep, activity, and mindset. Every week will include a small challenge or activity for Bigs and Littles to do together.
The first aspect of overall wellness is nutrition. Having a balanced diet is key to healthy living. The healthiest foods are those closest to their natural state, like fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, and brown rice. Finding unprocessed food is something that many think is a difficult, almost impossible task. However, there are replacements for almost every ultra-processed food that we buy at the store. Healthline explains the difference between processed and ultra-processed foods as well as replacements for some of the most popular choices.
There are numerous easy recipes on the internet to create food that is not only nutritious but enjoyable. The first #WellnessWednesday challenge is to make a pizza! Your goal is to create the healthiest, most creative pizza for you and your Little to try. Need some inspiration? Check out these recipes from Boboli, a pizza crust company, with several healthy recipes for pizza. This week’s challenge is to create a pizza with your Little via video chat (make sure both of you have the ingredients). Share a photo of your pizza to the “Big” Networking Facebook group with the hashtag #WellnessWednesday! We can’t wait to see all of your healthy pizza creations.
Check out week two of #WellnessWednesday on Healthy Sleep.