A Healthy Life Should Start From A Young Age!
Healthy children are more likely to develop into healthy teenagers and healthy adults. If they are healthy, they can do a lot of things they want to do!
1. Start the day with a healthy breakfast
Healthy breakfast gives them energy for the day. Whole-grain breads, cereals, whole fruits, skim or low-fat milk and yogurt are good breakfast foods.
2. Snack smart
Healthy snacks provide an additional source of calories needed by kids throughout their active day. Yogurt, fresh or dried fruits, cereal bars and raw vegetables with dip are good choices.
3. Eat lots of different foods
Children need to eat lots of different foods including large amounts of vegetables, legumes, fruits & whole grains; and small amounts of dairy & meats to get all the nutrients needed for growth & good health. Macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein) are the body’s main source of fuel. Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) are needed for many body functions.
4. Drink plenty of liquid
Children should drink plenty of liquid for hydration while providing nutrients for good health and growth.
5. Be active everyday
Being active promotes healthy growth and development. Children need at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. Playing hide and seek, tag games and sports are great ways to get kids moving while also having fun.