Wednesday, June 12, 2013



"What we think we become."  -- Buddha

It’s finally here - every child's favorite part of the year – summer vacation!  

Time for summer fun!

Here are some simple wellness tips for your kids and you:

Visit your local farmer’s market before going to the grocery store.  Plan your meals around what is fresh and in season.  Locate a local farmer's market.

Set a goal to drink at least 5 8-oz. glasses of water each day. 

Eat dinner together as a family at least 4 times a week.  Let the kids help plan and prepare meals, using the “Growing Healthy Kids Eat Rainbows” rule as your guide. 

Carry a liter water bottle with you and finish it by the end of the day.

Limit TV to one hour a day.  

If you have a sweet tooth, eat naturally sweet snacks such as fruit, peppers, or natural peanut butter.  If you live in the southeast U.S., get fresh ground peanut butter in the deli section of your local Publix.  Try these recipes.

Plan for fitness:  one hour a day for kids, 1/2 an hour a day for you!  Learn about the benefits of regular physical activity.

Remember to keep a routine for sleep.  Getting enough sleep is crucial if you are trying to lose weight.  Learn how much sleep you and your kids need.

"Think healthy" as part of your strategy to be healthy!   

In gratitude,
Nancy Heinrich
Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.