Friday, November 12, 2010

Nutrition information from my 9 y/o

This summer I posted a "blog post" by my 9 year old daughter.  I call her my little sponge, b/c she sucks up and holds onto to everything she's ever seen or heard.  This comes in handy when it comes to vocabulary tests, math facts, etc.  Not so great when she tells ALL to family, friends, neighbors, you get the picture... But her previous post, found here, was regarding nutrition, what to eat, what not to eat, why McDonald's is evil, etc.  Well, Number One has created another informational post that I thought I'd share - this is a compilation she came up with from some literature from her running club and from her dear mother.  She has just a few typos, which I have left, b/c, well, she's 9. And it's cute.

Energy Equation - (Her title)
by Mo'Betta's Number One

Carbohydrates + Protien + fiber

In a nutshell

Carbohydrates essetial for physical activity proper organ function.

Protein makes muscels grow and helps the immune system. Protein also helps the body digest carbohydrates more slowly wich stabilizes energy levels.

Fiber is a type of carbohydrates that keeps the arteries and digestive tract clean. Along with protein, fiber also slows down the digestion of carbohydrates.

More tips on your diet:

1.You should have at least 2-3 servings of meat poultry fish eggs nuts and dry beans a day.

2.You should have at least 2-3 servings of milk yogurt and cheese a day.

3. You should have at least 5 glasses of water a day.

4.Fats oils and sweets don’t even have a serving you should only eat them sparingly.

How to get 200 calories eat one of these servings:

1. 12 steamed shrimp

2. 2 pats of butter

3. 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

4. 12 ounces of orange juice

5. 35 pieces of celery

6. 3 slices of bread

7. ¾ of a donut

8. 1 bowl of cereal with milk

9. 1 piece of fudge

To burn 200 calories:

1. Run for ½ hour

2. Walk for 1 hour

3. Sit perfectly still for 4 hours

I LOVE that last one...I am all over that.  I wish.  Anyway, I thought this was super cute and informative and makes me think about what comes out of my mouth, for it is being listened to and tucked away, whether I realize it or not!

Happy Friday!!


  1. Pretty impressive for a 9 year old! I think I gots some work to do, especially in regards to number 4! ~:o

  2. I feel like combining like four of those food options. Specifically butter, donuts, peanut butter and fudge.

    Looks like I'll be running for two hours to burn that off.

  3. Aww she is just the cutest thing ever! She knows more than the majority of adults in our country. Good for her!

  4. I found you on MBC... I am now following,,If you can come on over and visit and follow back Id love that at

  5. Does she tutor? I have a big physiology exam next Monday, I could sure use her smarts!



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