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Healthy Summer Living for Kids
Transcript of Healthy Summer Living for Kids
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
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