The weather is changing and school is in full swing. It is autumn! Keeping your children engaged with healthy habits in the fall can be challenging, especially with the weather getting cooler by the day. What are some ways you can keep your children healthy this fall so they can feel good and achieve success? Here are 5 ways you can help them out.
1. Pack Your Child’s Lunch
While some schools have been making great strides with providing kids a healthy lunch in their cafeterias, more often these lunches don’t provide proper nutrition for their growing bodies. And vending machines may tempt your children into making some bad decisions. Preparing a balanced meal for their lunch can help them stay healthy when away from home.
2. Take a Walk
A healthy fall can be full of leisurely walks after dinner with the help of a light jacket or scarf. If you have a pet, that’s a perfect excuse to take your kids out for a 10-40 minute walk after dinner. This helps balance children’s blood sugar levels and keeps them healthy
3. Eating Fall Foods
Fall is full of seasonal foods that are tasty and cheap. Fill your pantry and refrigerator with fresh fruits and veggies such as pears, apples, and root vegetables. These foods are jam-packed with nutrition and will actually be healthier than foods that are not in season!
4. Play Outside
Fall is the perfect time to get some bike time in or play games of soccer and football at the park! And since the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, your children will be in less danger of getting dehydrated or sustaining an injury.
5. It’s the Perfect Time of the Year for Soup
Fall soups definitely take the cake! You can use ginger, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, sweet potato, apples, and other seasonal foods to create a nice soup that is low in calories, sodium, and fat. Plus they taste great!
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