Healthy Back To School Eating Habits For The Family
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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.
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.
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