Choosing Healthy Snacks Away From Home

Moms, do you worry about what your teens might be eating away from home? As your children grow up and spend more time away from the home, it’s important to teach them to choose snacks and drinks on their own to help them learn healthy choices early in life. Healthy habits now lend to your child… Read more »

 

Creating an Active Lifestyle

Are your kids spending too much time in front of the television? Having a hard time getting them moving? Being active should be an important part of your child’s day. It is recommended for children to get at least 60 minutes of play everyday to be healthy. Children who move more at a young age are… Read more »

 

Making a Well-Balanced Breakfast For Kids

Eating breakfast is an important start to your day at any age, but it’s especially important for children. Breakfast is key to maintain every child’s speedy growth and development! Mental and physical development happens very quickly throughout childhood, and a well-balanced breakfast is needed to support this fast transition to adolescence. Even though most parents… Read more »

 

Water’s In, Soda’s Out… But Wait There’s More

You have heard how important water is for your children. Choosing water helps your children stay hydrated and keeps the electrolytes in their growing body balanced. Replacing sugar-filled drinks with water also reduces the amount of calories that they are consuming. Unfortunately, kids don’t always want to drink water and still ask for those sugary… Read more »

 

How to Influence Teens to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

As parents, we know you always want the best for your kids.  Keeping them healthy helps keep them happy and successful.  You can help your teens stay healthy by encouraging them to eat more fruits and vegetables! Be a positive role model for your teens so they can make healthy choices.  Below are some easy ways… Read more »

 

Choosing Healthy Snacks for Kids

Do you struggle with getting your kids to eat healthy foods? It can sometimes be hard to get your children to enjoy healthy snacks; particularly fruits and vegetables. Your children want to be just like you so what your children see you eating can influence their snacking choices. Purchasing fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and… Read more »

 

A Family That Plays Together Has Fun

You are your child’s first teacher. You teach them how to ride a bike, and get dressed by themselves. But as kids grow into preteens and teenagers, they look to their friends and teachers, too. Even if you feel like you are on the sidelines, you are still the coach! Teaching your kids how to… Read more »

 

The Benefits of Breakfast

Making breakfast doesn’t have to be stressful, make it fun! Why does breakfast matter? Gives your child the energy he or she needs to focus and do well in school Provides your child with the important nutrients he or she needs to grow and develop Helps control appetite and makes your child feel fuller throughout… Read more »

 

Making the Tasty Switch: Choosing Healthy Beverages

Do you struggle with finding a healthy drink choice your child will like? Do you find your child spending more than he or she should on beverages before and after school? It is common for children to be drawn to soda and sports drinks because of their convenience and sweet taste. American teens consume soft… Read more »

 

Fun and Easy Ways to Eat Fruits and Veggies

Are you struggling to come up with healthy and tasty meals and snacks for your children when they come home from school? Do you need ideas on how to easily add vegetables to your child’s dinners? It doesn’t have to be hard to do this! The tips and meal ideas in this video will leave your kids asking for… Read more »