Suma’s Health Tips

Thank you to Simon & Schuster publishers for allowing us to share the story Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin.

Pumas hunt using both strength and stealth (stealth means being sneakily quiet…Shh…). They can drag prey several times their own body weight, so it’s really important for pumas to stay in shape by exercising and eating well. Did you know that pumas can run up to 50 mph and jump as high as 15 feet?! Even though humans don’t hunt and eat live prey, it’s also important for them to pay attention to nutrition and physical activity.

Suma says the following website will help you find games, videos, songs, activity sheets, recipes, and tips to eat healthier and move more: https://www.nutrition.gov/topics/nutrition-age/children/kids-corner

And if you’re interested in checking out some books or kits related to health and nutrition, the library has you covered!

Cover image for Get up and go [kit].
Suma, Miss Jamie, and Miss Cathy enjoyed playing the exercise dice game included with this kit!

Cover image for Good enough to eat : a kid's guide to food and nutrition

Cover image for Super foods for super kids cookbook : 50 delicious (and secretly healthy) recipes kids will love to make

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Cover image for Move your body : my exercise tips

Now turn the pages and enjoy building a healthy lifestyle with your friends and family!