Keeping it Healthy While Shopping
Over the next four weeks, we are challenging parents as part of our Fit Kids February coverage to make simple and healthy changes to their children diets and lifestyles. This week, we’re focusing on shopping leaving the junk food on grocery store shelves, choosing more healthy options instead. Our health reporter Erin Billups filed this report.
Three year old Shane Francis often goes food shopping with his dad John, and he is already a pro.
Dietitian and nutritionist Gina Keatley suggests making the shopping
wholesale cheap oakley sunglasses list together before you head out, focusing on meals your child can help you make.
"If you get them to like it when they’re young, they’ll be used to it and they’ll be more comfortable trying different things," she says.
One key to keeping it healthy while shopping is buying groceries
wholesale oakleys along the perimeter of the store.
of them are
fake cheap oakley sunglasses set up, where you have your produce, you have your seafood, your dairy, all those are on the outside, so that’s really where you want to shop," says Keatley.
The American Heart Association recommends four to five servings of fruits
oakleys sunglasses and vegetables a day. Keatley says it is important to err on the side of more veggies.
"We tend to think fruits, fruits, fruits for children, but
wholesale cheap oakleys there is sugar in fruits so we want to think about adding more vegetables," she says.
Choose fruits and vegetables that are in season, bright in color and rich in nutrients.
Another idea: Healthy foods those are easy
oakley sunglasses replica for kids to serve themselves, like hard boiled eggs, hummus or cheese.
"You can cut up the cheddar, put little pretzels in them, make them like lollipops, something they can touch and hold," says Keatley.
Kids do tend to gravitate toward less healthy snacks, especially with advertising geared
fake oakleys toward them. However, it is ok, as long as they are just a small part of their overall diet.
"Some foods aren’t all bad and there is still room for things that are considered not
cheap oakleys so healthy, as long as you sort of have a moderate amount of that in your diet," says Keatley.
o informing our viewers of the sometimes alarming trends facing our kids’ health as well as provide helpful tips for busy parents. Get more information on Fit Kids February, including the Fit Kids Challenge, healthy shopping suggestions and ways you can get involved to help make you and your children healthier!Articles Connexes：