Try These Tips for Summer Fun!

You say school has been out for a month now, and the kids are hanging around the house staring at screens of all kinds just a bit too much?  It’s time to recharge!  Try these tips to get your family eating, moving and enjoying the summer in a healthier way.

  • Have fun in the sun! Play outdoors during morning and evening hours to avoid heat exhaustion.  Don’t forget the sunscreen.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast every morning, then go for a swim, hike or bike ride.
  • Add seasonal produce to your family’s meals.  Make half of their plates fruit and vegetables.
  • Limit screen time on TVs, computers and hand-held devices.  Take crafts outdoors.  Jump rope or play hopscotch or kickball.  Take your kids to a local park or walking path to increase their active time in the summer.
  • Hel your kids drink plenty of fluids.  Choose water or low-fat milk instead of sugary drinks like soda.

Source:  National Institutes of Health