Active Family Fun
Being healthy is also about the things kids do—not just what they eat. It’s important to make healthy choices about how to live an active life.
Here are some ideas for kids and their families to share, have some fun and keep moving!
- Have an activity party for a child’s birthday. Backyard Olympics, bowling, relay races, soccer, mini-golf, even interactive electronic fitness games can keep kids on the move.
- Suggest setting up a family home gym that kids can help with. Use canned foods as weights, a rope for jumping and stairs for climbing. Don’t forget that stretching is important too!
- Find time each day to be active. Kids can play catch, walk the dog and jump in the leaves. It all counts for daily exercise.
- Create a chart or calendar and keep track of family activities. Give everyone a different color or symbol and have a contest to see who logs the most activity.
10 Power Foods
Keep these delicious foods on hand and add extra nutrients and flavor to energize your family’s meals!
- Peanut Butter
- Red Bell Peppers
- Sweet Potatoes
- Wild Rice