When school is out for the summer it may be more important than ever for kids to get regular physical activity and eat a nutritious diet. According to an article published in the American Journal of Public Health, kids tend to gain three times as much weight during the summer as they do during the school year.
As a busy parent, we seem to have less and less time to prepare a nutritious, home-cooked meal. Fast & easy is the new reality for many families.
The other day I watched a TV commercial starring a mom promoting a nutritional supplement drink because her daughter wouldn’t “touch anything green”.
Those sorts of comments always stop me in my tracks. Is it optional for our kids to eat the healthy foods their bodies need?