Tips for Kids

Start the day with a healthy breakfast.  It refuels the body and provides energy for the day.  Food is the fuel your body uses to move, grow, and repair itself.  Take time eating, and chew slowly.  It takes 20 minutes for the brain to tell the body that you are full

Here are some tips for you and your family to stay active!

Tip 1: KNOW ABOUT FOOD

Food is the fuel your body uses to move, grow, and repair itself. A healthy diet includes different types of food to help your body do different things.  Carbohydrates (“carbs”), such as grains and starchy vegetables, are burned for energy. Protein in food like eggs, meat, beans, and nuts helps your body grow and repair cells. Vitamins and minerals also help your body stay healthy.

Tip 2: EAT HEALTHY

Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and lean protein.  Fresh fruit, cut-up vegetables, low-fat yogurt, or cheese are great for snacks.  Eat some grains (bread, cereal, rice, and pasta — whole grain is best of all!), but these should not be the biggest part of your meal.