Tip of the Day
Child Health Day
Today is National Child Health Day, a day to remember that one of our greatest responsibilities is ensuring the health of our children. Remember on Child Health Day and every day, that you are a role model to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life.
- Shop Smart: To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the foods that will appear on your breakfast, lunch and dinner tables.
- Cook Healthy: Involve children in age-appropriate tasks during the preparation of meals.
- Eat Right: Sit down together as a family to enjoy a good meal and the opportunity to share your day's experiences with one another.
- Get Active: Position physical activity as an important and fun time, rather than a chore. Find activities you enjoy and do them together. Remember, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend children engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
For more information, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit KidsEatRight.org.
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