Dried Fruit

Feed Your Kids a Rainbow Serve 5 fruits and vegetables a day. Did you know that ½ cup of dried fruit counts as one serving? This is because the loss of water during the drying process concentrates the calories and nutrients. Check the nutrition facts label for added sugar when buying dried fruit, as it... Continue Reading →

Feed Your Kids a Rainbow

Serve 5 fruits and vegetables a day. A variety of fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals important for growth, development, and a healthy immune system. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may lower rates of diseases like high blood pressure, stroke heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. Fruits and vegetables may... Continue Reading →

Track Your Water Intake.

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda. By tracking water intake throughout the day, you can determine whether or not you are getting enough to drink. It’s easy to make adjustments in order to meet your healthy hydration goals! Try these simple tips to improve your water intake: Use a... Continue Reading →

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda.

Water plays many critical roles in maintaining our health and wellbeing.  Fluid in the body accounts for approximately 60% of total body weight.  Many people are quick to rehydrate after exercising or when temperatures rise.  However, adequate fluid intake is important throughout the day, even if there is not significant water loss.  Did you know that we excrete about 2 cups per... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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