Eat Smart Idaho’s Response to COVID-19

In following the precautions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Eat Smart Idaho is practicing social distancing to help protect our community and slow the spread of COVID-19. We will suspend face-to-face sessions until April 20th or until further notice as we continue to monitor the situation. Although we are temporarily suspending... Continue Reading →

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Kids grow best in motion: Encourage 1 hour of physical activity a day.

Active play every day is important to maintain a healthy weight. Moving also helps your child’s brain development. Everyone in the family needs physical activity for a healthy heart, bones, muscles, and brain. Encourage running, jumping, skipping, hopping – activities that result in a quicker heartbeat, more breathing, and sweating. Be a good role model... Continue Reading →

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Limit screen time and stay active indoors

Turn off TVs, computers, phones, tablets, and other screens. Substitute 1 hour of physical activity for 1 hour of screen time a day. Take family screen time breaks throughout the day to release energy and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Design a hopscotch pattern using masking tape, build an obstacle course with furniture and pillows,... Continue Reading →

Tune into dinner, not TV.

Keep the TV off during mealtimes. Instead, focus on eating together as a family. Screen media entertains, informs, and educates; however, studies have shown that too much time in front of the TV, tablet, and smartphone can negatively impact health. It is important to find a healthy balance between taking advantage of the many benefits... Continue Reading →

Play time, not screen time

Play time, not screen time: Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day. Exploring and playing are important for brain development. TV and other electronic media simply cannot provide the same type of brain stimulation. Computers and tablets are part of our daily lives for work and school. But too much screen time... Continue Reading →

First let them choose, then taste together

How do you get your kids to eat 5 fruits and veggies a day? We've got a couple of ideas and we would love to hear your ideas. Let Kids Choose a New Fruit or Veggie Kids are more likely to try a food that they have a hand in choosing. Plan a trip to... Continue Reading →

Raise Children Who Eat Their Vegetables

Yes! It IS possible to raise children who like to eat a wide variety of vegetables.  Follow these fun tips to develop your healthy eater and remember to always talk about vegetables in a fun and inviting way to encourage even more positivity! Enjoy a variety of vegetables yourself.  The most important thing that adults can... Continue Reading →

Fun in the Snow

During this cold season we are all ready to curl up with a blanket, and not step outside. But staying active, even in the cold, is important. And these cold months brings with it something for all of us to enjoy - snow. Playing in the snow as a family is a great bonding activity... Continue Reading →

Bring Sunshine to Winter with Citrus

Citrus is known for its high vitamin C content- just one orange supplies a full day’s requirement. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc., are great tasting, low-calorie foods which are good sources of fiber, and are low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat. Lemon Lentil Vegetable Stew Lemon Lentil Vegetable Stew Ingredients     Makes 6-8 12-ounce servings 2 Tablespoons... Continue Reading →

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