The per­fect time to get ready for healthy eat­ing

Drinks Mat­ter!

The Advance of Bucks County - - BRISTOL AREA - By Paula M. Ri­ley

repar­ing the kids’ re­turn to school in­volves more than buy­ing new back­packs! Their bod­ies need to get ready as well. Summertime di­ets of­ten de­vi­ate from a healthy life­style so use the few weeks lead­ing up to school as a chance to get ready for healthy eat­ing! oegis­tered Di­eti­tian and Di­a­betes Train­erI Cindy DetwilerI sug­gests that you fo­cus on a few key ar­eas which will make a big im­pact on the school dayI and ev­ery day. makes break­fast easy.

Con­sider set­ting the break­fast ta­ble each night be­fore you go to bed. Have the platesI bowlsI sil­ver­ware and cups out. mut non­per­ish­able fruit right on the plate. ff your kids start with cold ce­re­alI leave the boxes on the ta­ble and the milk eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble in the fridge.

“Any­thing you can do to en­sure your child gets break­fast will be time well spentI” says Detwiler.

fdeal­lyI break­fast should in­clude foods that DrH high in SrRtHin Dnd fiEHr Dnd lRw in sugDr. Con­sider ap­ple slicesI a break­fast bur­ri­toI gra­nola and yo­gurt or peanut but­ter on an English PuIfin (skiS thH SRS-tDrts Dnd FHrHDls that look like toys).

Cre­ate a back-up plan for the morn­ings when the house is too crazed to get a good meal. Have tasty ce­real barsI ap­plesI ba­nanasI nuts and other easy-to-eat food avail­able so you can eas­ily slip to your child on the way to the bus.

There is a rea­son that so many school dis­tricts have re­moved the soda and juice ma­chines! Fol­low suit and avoid drinks that are high in sugDr Dnd Dr­ti­fiFiDl FRlRrs Dnd flDYRrs - a sin­gle 8 oz. serv­ing of a pop­u­lar sports drink con­tains 50 calo­riesI 14g of su­gar and 110mg of sodium. bn­cour­age your chil­dren to drink wa­ter throughout the day and milk at lunch time.

“Be aware that nu­tri­tional bars con­tain a high in­take of sticky in­gre­di­ents such as (ErRwn riFH syruS Rr high IruFtRsH FRrn syruS, agar nec­tar) in­clud­ing raisins and other dried fruits which once eaten dur­ing the day with stick to the teeth and could lead to an in­crease in cav­i­tiesI” says Detwiler. “You may want to save these for times at home when a tooth­brush isn’t too far away.”

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