3 Tips for Our Family Health Challenge

April 18, 2013

The Challenge: Make it easier for your family to choose healthy foods – at home, eating out, wherever! Building on the ideas from this week’s WOWS newsletter, here are some simple ways to make it happen: Healthy Kids Challenge helps kids eat, move, and enjoy healthy balance

  1. Keep grab ‘n go breakfast ideas in reach, like string cheese, whole grain crackers and an apple.
  2. Try a new fruit or veggie, like jicama or starfruit, as a family.
  3. Flavor ice cold water with lemon, lime, or orange slices to give it a zing when choosing it as a mealtime beverage instead of sugary drinks.

Also, I want to point out that Let’s Move Healthy Families is a great resource, aligned with our principles, providing ideas like:

  • Mix vegetables into dishes, like adding peas to rice, or cucumbers to a sandwich
  • Choose lean cuts of meat like skinless chicken or extra lean ground beef for hamburgers or pasta sauces
  • Have kids drink water at snack time
  • Kids are smaller than adults and should eat smaller portions

There are so many ways you can meet this family challenge, but you must first CHOOSE to take action. Today’s a great day to start!

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