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Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family

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Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family

School has been back in session for a little over a month here in Georgia and I feel as if we are still trying to get back into routine. Life can get so busy and hectic during the school year… preparing decent meals and snacks becomes a lot more difficult. With busy schedules and always on the run, we tend to rely on snacks as pick me ups throughout the day. Is this sounding familiar to you? Did you know that obesity in children has become a dominant health problem in the United States? Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadruped in adolescents in the past 30 years, according to the CDC.  Obese youth are at a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases (70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular diseases) and mental health issues. Back to School for many means back to bad eating habits for the entire family because they are squeezing in meals and snacks in between activities.

For this September, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, here are some quick tips from Kristen Schierenbeck, a nutritionist at Puritan’s Pride, a health and wellness brand. 

EAT TOGETHER — if you can’t make it dinner, plan for a quick family breakfast before the day starts. Whip up a smoothie to share.
 
SNACK SWAP — Stash healthy snacks in the front of the fridge for 3 p.m. snack attack: sliced fruit, crudité or even the veggies that are part of dinner.
 
KID-DOMINATED DINNERS — Every Sunday, ask the kids to choose one dinner for the week. The more influence kids have over their own meals, the more likely they are to eat them!
 
GROCERY SHOP = FAMILY BONDING — We know, it’s not relaxing to take the kids to the grocery store.  Turn the stress into an opportunity to talk about how to make healthy food choices for your whole family.
 
GO GRAIN-CRAZY — Grains are multi-purpose nutritional powerhouses. Make a huge batch on Sundays, and incorporate it weeklong: think quinoa with nuts and fruit for breakfast, topped on a salad for lunch, and in a stir-fry for dinner.
 
POWER UP— Put a vitamin on every breakfast plate, including moms and dads’. The routine will help you not to forget to take them.
 

Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family

There are some days, or weeks for that matter, where snacking on the go is unavoidable! Therefore it is up to us as parent’s to provide our children with healthy snack options. My thoughts on healthy snacking is that your children can’t eat unhealthy snacks if they don’t have the option. If there are no bags of potato chips and cookies in the pantry, then they won’t have the option of eating them. Fill your pantry with healthy, natural and organic snacks and allow that to be their only choices. I have been a mother for over nine years and have dealt with my share of picky eaters… and I tell you with all honesty… your children will not allow themselves to go hungry! If you are making the transformation as a family to snack healthier, Puritan’s Pride has an amazing selection of delicious healthy snacks. From almonds to granola… roasted coconut and gluten free granola bars, you are sure to find snacks your entire family will love. Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family

Puritan’s Pride® began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers. Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards. Check out some of their other products in the image down below. I have been using their supplements for years and am incredibly pleased with them. Vitamins for the whole family are especially important during the school year in order to stay healthy.

Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family

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21 thoughts on “Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family

  1. I am blown away by the healthy food items available at Puritans Pride. I though they were just a vitamin and supplement site!

  2. Love the idea of stashing the good for you snacks in the front!! Its so true that when we are hungry we go with the first thing we see!! Definitely switching my fridge and cabinets around!

  3. I think Puritan’s Pride is a great company that offers all sorts of different products that are healthier than traditional options. I have heard great things already, and I look forward to learning more about them!

  4. Purtitan’s Pride seems to have great products for family health. We are trying to be healthier this year as a family…it’s a work in progress.

  5. I have bought Puritan’s Pride vitamins and supplements for years, but never their snacks. Going to have to check them out now thanks to your inspiring review!.

  6. I like the idea of putting a vitamin on the breakfast plate so you don’t forget to take them and I love the products carried by Puritan’s Pride.

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