Physical activity and good nutrition are essential for our children. We are making progress as childhood obesity rates have finally stabilized, but there is still much work to be done. Do your part in keeping our kids healthy!
Limit screen time. No more than 2 hours daily. This includes tablets, smart phones, computers and television. Doing homework is not included.
Aim for 60 minutes of daily activity. Keep your kids active with at least 60 minutes of physical activities. Whether they are on a sports team, riding bikes around the neighborhood or even playing the latest dance video game, a little exercise each day can go a long way.
Strive for 5 (or more) servings of fruits and vegetables. Include more fruits and vegetables for nutritious choices that will keep them full and healthy.
Eat breakfast daily. Breakfast is essential to growing minds and will help your kids perform well at school, while also promoting a healthy weight.
Limit sugary sweetened beverages. This includes soda, sweetened teas, as well as fruit juices. Though 100% fruit juice may contain vitamins and minerals present in fruit, it is also a source of extra sugar and Calories that will not satisfy your child’s hunger. Include more water (try infusing it with fruit for extra flavor)
Have a positive meal time. Try to eat at least 3 meals together as a family each week and keep the environment positive. Turn off phones and TV and try to discuss happy topics.