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Kids and Parents Live Healthy Together


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L.I.V.E  H.E.A.L.T.H.Y….Ways to help your kids LIVE HEALTHY!

L et’s eat, talk, and play together with our kids


I nvolve them in their own personal health plan

V ital role models are the parents and caregivers

E ssential part of their diet should be fruits and vegetables

 

H elping them to recognize their hunger and full cues

E xercise is a daily requirement for kids  

A nticipate their needs for good quality sleep each night

L imit their TV, computer and video game time and push books and music

T eaching them to accept and love themselves as they are

H anging around fresh air and nature is important for children

Y es to water for kids instead of sugared drinks and too much juice

LIVE HEALTHY…now, do you think that my 4 kids follow all these ways to live healthy everyday?  Of course not!  It’s impossible!  I try to judge my children’s living healthy “status” on a weekly basis not a daily basis…and I do try to succeed (but sometimes fail too) to BE A GOOD HEALTH ROLE MODEL!

NOW, do you readers have any other ways that you teach your children to live healthy?  SHARE them with me… and keep tuned in.. 🙂 thanks for your support…

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8 Responses to Kids and Parents Live Healthy Together

  1. christina January 28, 2010 at 18:52 #

    You should see how many kids bring in sugared drinks at the daycare. It is scary!!
    Connor asks for water!!! yeah! on occasion he has watered down juice.

    • mbrighton January 29, 2010 at 13:32 #

      Gotta start the kids young (when they are around 9 months old) to already mix the small amount of juice they can drink with water, put into a ‘sippy cup.’ And, of course, to push the good habits: only water before each meal, and no juice after dinner. Carry water around, offer it as a first option rather than juice or other sugared drinks. Especially when the weather is hot! Kids 1-6 years old only “need” 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup a day of 100% juice..older kids can increase up to 1 1/2 cups a day of juice.
      I promise to write something on this soon! Drinks you serve to kids are so important…and if there is too much juice this can lead to health problems: obesity, cavities, messed up hunger cues, stomach upset…

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