Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes

Whip up these tasty pancakes in a jiffy. They even freeze well so make a big batch. Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes 1.5 cups Whole wheat flour3 Tbsp Sugar1 tsp Baking powder1/2 tsp Baking soda1/2 tsp Salt1 cup Vanilla yogurt (low fat)1 cup Water3 Eggs3 Tbsp Canola oilCooking spray1.75 cups Strawberries (fresh or frozen)1 cup Strawberry yogurt... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Banana Pockets

Peanut Butter Banana Pockets are a great snack that your kids can help prepare. Getting your kids involved in the kitchen will teach them skills they will use throughout their lives. While helping prepare recipes kids will be building their math, science, reading, communication, and decision making skills. Another bonus is kids are more likely... Continue Reading →

Cut Down on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda. Sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, fruit drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened waters are associated with a range of health conditions, including weight gain/obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. When you substitute water for a single 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda, you can reduce... Continue Reading →

Make Movement Fun!

Kids grow best in motion: Encourage 1 hour of physical activity a day. Workout videos are a great way to get moving at home with family members. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends Fit Kids, a website with a range of home workouts for children. Videos are divided into four groups: warmups,... Continue Reading →

Take Active Breaks

Kids grow best in motion: Encourage 1 hour of physical activity a day. If your family is primarily at home, set a timer for walking or movement breaks. At the beginning of the day, plan where you will walk or what exercise your will do each time the timer goes off. Even if you just... Continue Reading →

Family Meal Planning

Play time, not screen time: Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day. Are you new to meal planning? Start small. Which meal would be easiest to plan for in advance? Breakfast may be a busy time, or difficult to plan for if household members awake at different times. Dinner tends to be... Continue Reading →

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