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July 12, 2011

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Mikki Lee Martin says you’ll need a box of crackers for this warm-up—but your young athletes won’t be eating them.

In keeping with teaching our kids about good food choices, we advise parents to give healthy snacks to their kids (sausage and apples) rather than empty carbs like crackers. Focus work that follows this warm-up should be about better snack choices and defining “empty” carbs.

To help kids understand good snack choices while having fun, Making Ant Food allows athletes a chance to “interact with nature” while they learn.

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6 Comments on “CrossFit Kids Warm-Up: Making Ant Food”

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Jeff Martin wrote …

That class made a huge impression on the kids.

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Jeff Martin wrote …

That class made a huge impression on the kids.

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Awesome idea....

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Love it!

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I too love it but just wonder if outright buying the crackers and then stomping them teaches them to devalue money and food. Just a thought.

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Jeff Martin wrote …

Sarena,
Adults often over think things. Muddying not only the important lessons out of life but sucking the fun out of it as well.

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