Spring celebrations! How do you make celebrations fit? Holidays and birthdays can be celebrated with fit FOOD and healthy MOVES!
Spring is a great time to think about healthy ways to celebrate. Move your body and bike your birthday miles or throw a hula party! Rather than birthday cupcakes, make some fruit flowers or apple cinnamon chips!
What are some spring FOOD items that you can add to your meals?
Lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, and avocados are great fresh FOOD options to incorporate into your diet. Search your local grocery store to see what fresh and in-season produce they have.
Happy Siblings Day! After school, ask your brother or sister to make a healthy snack with you. No sibling? Ask a friend!
Snacks are important for your body to stay fueled and energized between bigger meals. Make sure that your snacks have protein to keep you fueled until your next meal plus carbohydrates and healthy fats to give you energy. Think about the snacks you normally eat. Do they have a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats?
Today is Pet Day! Get outside and walk your dog or play with your pet. Remember to bring water bottles with you!
Make lunch count! Whether you pack your own, or eat the school lunch, challenge yourself to eat as many colors on your plate as possible!
Eat a variety of colors and you're on your way to a healthy day! Fruits and vegetables get their color naturally from micronutrients that are great for your health. Choose a rainbow of colors and you'll be one fit kid!