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Healthy Summer Living for Kids

Things you have to know to keep your kids healthy and active during their summer break!

Christine Salmon

on 21 May 2010

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Healthy Summer Living for Kids Physical Activity Healthy Eating Alternative Physical Activity Cool Websites CDC recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

Make it fun and encourage creativity!

Lead an active lifestyle yourself so that you can set a positive example.

Give equipment that encourages physical activity.

Take them to places that promote physical activity.
Chores (vacuuming, dusting, folding laundry)

Build a fort


Interactive videos amd video games (ie-Nintendo Wii)

Indoor scavenger hunt or hide & seek

Jump rope

Let your child brainstorm and contribute to the development of new ideas. If they enjoy them, they are more likely to participate

Breakfast is Key! Kick-starts the body's metabolism.

Helps keep weight "in-check."

Easier to concentrate.

Choose foods rich in whole grains, fiber, and protein while low in sugar.

Foods must have nutritional value! EVEN DURING THE SUMMERS WHEN SCHEDULES AREN'T STRUCTURED! IT STARTS WITH YOU SETTING A POSITIVE EXAMPLE! How much of the good stuff each day? GRAINS: 5 ounces

VEGETABLES: 1.5 to 2 cups

FRUITS: 1 to 1.5 cups

DAIRY: 2-3 cups

MEAT & BEANS: 3-5 ounces

OILS & FATS: 4-5 teaspoons

Think "rainbow" when choosing foods to feed your child and you will be sure to include each part of the food pyramid. www.kidshealth.org


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