Category Archives: Children

My Children Eat School Lunch

Good news!  School lunches are well balanced and part of a healthy diet!  Unfortunately, school lunches have inappropriately gotten bad press as one cause of childhood obesity.  School lunches must meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend no more than 30 percent of calories from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard to provide one-third of the RDA of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories.  Their

Family Fun Fitness

The benefits that physical activity provides our body and mind are endless.  Being physically active every day is just as important as the foods we choose to eat.  Turn of the tube and take some time to be active with your family. Try the following activities with your family:
  • Treasure Hunt Walk – List 5 things to find on your family walk:  leaf, pinecone, twig, dandelion, rock, etc.
  • Turn on the radio and dance around the house.
  • Introduce the games you loved as a

Bag A Safe Lunch!

Packing a lunch your child will eat and not trade is tough.  Packing a safe lunch is not.  I find that following a few simple guidelines keeps my kid’s lunches safe. Start out your lunch preparation with clean hands, a clean counter, and a clean lunch container.  Insulated containers (better than paper) and lunch boxes need to be cleaned daily with hot soapy water.  Check all of your expiration dates—expired food is bad! Now you’re ready to choose your food items.  Remember