With so much information and so little time to plan and prepare, it can seem that eating healthy is a nearly impossible task in today’s world. Fear not. There are simple steps that even the busiest families can take in order to increase the number of healthy food and drink habits they build into each day. Just remember that “everything in moderation” still holds true. Special treats, trips to the ice cream store and the occasional cheeseburger are just fine when balanced against choices that are mostly healthy and are combined with an active lifestyle. Here are some simple habits and steps you can take to improve your family’s daily approach to healthy eating.Download the Quick Start Kit (.pdf)
Helpful Healthy Habits
Aim for Five Every Day
The delicious crunch of fruits and veggies can be part of every meal and snack your family enjoys throughout the day and is important for your whole family’s health. Stay healthy by reaching for five servings every day.TIPS FOR BUILDING THIS HEALTHY HABIT
Choose Your Drinks with Care
A simple way to improve the overall health of your family is to adjust your approach to fluids. Try cutting out drinks with added sugar and focus on adding more water, 100 percent fruit juice and low-fat milk to your family’s diet.
Check the Label
By learning to make sense of the information that all food packages are required to provide, you can begin to make choosing healthier foods a little easier. When shopping, refer to the NUTRITION FACTS label. We can help you make sense of it all.
Control Your Portions
Sure, we all overeat from time to time, but by being careful to serve food portions that are aligned with your family’s energy needs is one way to help everyone eat and be healthier.