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Keep Kids Healthy on a Budget

Keep Kids Healthy on a Budget

Follow these tips: Shop once or twice a week. This will limit impulse buys and also save you time and the cost of gas. If you’re taking your kids, feed them a light nutritious snack before leaving home so they (and you) don’t get tempted by less nourishing snacks and store samples. Good options are: peanut butter on apple slices or sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn. You can even take the popcorn in the car! If the store is out of a special, ask for a rain check. And lastly, pay attention at the checkout. Confirm that the prices you’re charged match the sale price advertised or the price on the shelf.

Reviewed June 2013

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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