The perfect time to get ready for healthy eating
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.
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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.
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