Summer time for families often mean big changes, lots of our regular health habits can get lost in those changes. Here are our favorite tips from the USDA on having a healthy summer break.
- Move more!! Kids age 6-15 should get 60 minutes of physical activity per day, without activities like recess or physical education kids may need some encouragement
- Sit less! Limiting TV, computers, tablets, and video games to no more than 1-2 hours per day can go a long way towards encouraging an active lifestyle for your kid
- Choose water! Sugar sweetened beverages can be detrimental to a kid’s health and during the summer they seem so refreshing! Give thirsty kids a healthier choice by giving them water.
- Eat smart to play hard! Almost 1/3rd of kid’s daily calories come from snacks, make those snacks healthier by offering fruits and vegetables instead of dessert treats and sugar sweetened beverages.