Diabetes Families Worksheets for Kids


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Diabetes Families Worksheets for Kids

  1. 1. www.DiabetesFamilies.com WHY WE EAT: BEYOND HUNGERFood is such an important part of our lives. As human beings we musteat to have energy and food also plays an important part in ourculture. Food can be the best part of our day, as we connect withfamily and friends to share a meal.Food can also be connected with lots of feelings, including somecomplicated ones. Sometimes we eat because we are upset, sad,anxious, afraid, angry or bored. But food does not make theseuncomfortable feelings go away.What do you do to handle your feelings? See what healthierchanges you could make. Print this form and fill it in.When I feel FrustratedI usually do this:___________________________________________Something else I could do is…________________________________________________________When I feel AngryI usually do this:___________________________________________Something else I could do is…________________________________________________________When I feel BoredI usually do this:___________________________________________Something else I could do is…________________________________________________________When I feel SadI usually do this: __________________________________________Something else I could do is…________________________________ ©All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. www.DiabetesFamilies.comWHY WE EAT CONT.Here is a list of other things that you might do to handle yourfeelings... • Take a break or “time out” • Talk to someone about it • Breathe deeply to calm down • Hit a pillow • Go for a run • Get up and do something fun like ... • Call a friend • Get a hug • Take a soothing bath • Listen to music • Relax ©All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. www.DiabetesFamilies.com MY TEAMWe all are members of a team. Our first team is our family, the peoplewe live with, who love and take care of us. Later we enlarge our teamto include friends, classmates and people we like and trust, such asteachers, doctors or coaches. Having the support of our “teammates”can make things easier.Print this form and fill it in to see who is on your support team. Me ___________ _____Family____ __________________ ______________________ _________________________ ___________Friends___________ ________________________________ _____________________________________ _________________________________________How many of these people are in your life? Where do they fit on yousupport team pyramid? Be sure to add all the helpful ones to yourteam chart. aunt . baby sitter . brother . bus driver . cafeteria worker . camp counselor .coach . cousin . dentist . doctor . father . grandfather . grandmother . guidance counselor . mother . music . teacher . neighbor . nurse . nutritionist . priest/rabbi . principal . shop keeper . sister . social worker . step parent . teacher . tutor . uncle . special person ©All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. www.DiabetesFamilies.com MY EATING STYLEDid you know you have an eating style? Do you know what your styleis?Read these statements and circle all the ones that best describe whatyou do and discover your style. 1. I love to have long 5. My favorite foods are conversations during a white or beige. meal, so I wind up eating slowly. 6. I’m a constant muncher and snack while watching 2. Sometimes I eat standing TV, playing video games, up. I’m always on the go using my computer. so I need fast foods. 7. I never have time for 3. I like to cook and arrange breakfast. the plate so it looks pretty. 8. I can finish a bag of chips without even knowing it. 4. I’m fussy. I never let the peas touch the mashed 9. I like to try new and potatoes. different foods, especially colorful ones. ©All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. www.DiabetesFamilies.comMY EATING STYLE CONT.Here’s Your Eating Style!If you answered mostly –#1, 3 & 9: You are a gourmet and truly enjoy food. It takes 20minutes for your brain to know when your stomach is full. Eatingslowly and enjoying your meal fully can prevent you from overeating.#2, 4 & 7: You are a grazer. You’re in a big hurry and don’t care oneway or the other about your food. Try three small meals a day, andtwo snacks instead of five meals. Make sure the food you choose isnutritious! Try drinking a glass of water before each mini meal so youfeel full on less food.#5, 6 & 8: You are a multi-tasker and don’t give yourself time to fullyenjoy your food. Be sure to measure out a portion before you starteating so you can keep track of how much you eat. Try chewing gum,instead of snacks, while you are working on other things. ©All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. www.DiabetesFamilies.com MY FITNESS STYLEDid you know you have a fitness style? Circle the one answer that bestdescribes what you usually do. Then add up your points and discoveryour fitness style.In the morning I usually…1. Pull the covers over my head 3. Wait until the snooze alarmand go back to sleep or someone wakes me up again2. Get up but I am still tired 4. Wake up quickly and jump out of bed _________________________________In gym class I…1. Hide out or pretend I’m sick 3. Often participate in most activities2. Sometimes participate when Ilike the activity 4. Always play hard _________________________________At lunch I usually…1. Skip lunch 3. Eat, then hang around with friends2. Just eat my lunch 4. Eat fast and then play hard _________________________________After school or on weekends, I do sports, dance or play activegames…1. Not at all 3. 3 or 4 times a week2. Once or twice a week 4. 5 or more times a week ©All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. www.DiabetesFamilies.comMY FITNESS STYLE CONT.Scoring: Each item you circled has a number in front of it. Add upyour numbers and read below to discover your fitness style. 1- 5 points = Couch Potato 6 – 13 points = Moderate Mover 14 - 16 points = Olympic Potential ©All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. www.DiabetesFamilies.comMY FITNESS STYLE CONT.YOUR EXERCISE OPTIONS - Pick the one that’s right for youCouch Potatoes: • Help with household chores daily: make your bed or sweep the floor • Help carry home the groceries or laundry • Walk the dog or your baby brother/sister/cousin around the block • Make exercising during commercials a requirement for watching TV. Do jumping jacks, hula-hoop or sit-ups. • Be active 10 to15 extra minutes each day.Moderate Mover: • Participate more actively in gym class and recess time. • Play actively with your friends: tag, sledding, hop scotch, catch, dancing, hiking, dodge ball, Frisbee, biking and flying a kite, are great things to do with your friends in the park or school yard. • Try a team sport: soccer, baseball, basketball, football, karate, tennis, hockey or swimming, are great ways to become active and make new friends. • Be active 15 to 30 extra minutes each day.Olympic Potential: • Join a school team. • Set aside time for working out alone or with friends. • Challenge yourself to excel at skateboarding, break dancing or other activities you like. • Learn dance, karate or gymnastics and prepare for the group’s performance. • Be active 30 minutes or more every day. ©All Rights Reserved