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From Halloween through the New Year, kids are offered one tempting treat after another. They catch-on quickly, and before you know it, treats may become a daily habit. This habit is easy to form and challenging to break. Parents face a task of helping children maintain healthy habits with food during this often-indulgent time of year. It can be done. Kids can enjoy the season, and its holiday parties and celebrations, all while eating healthy and staying active (and maybe not even knowing it)! Here are a few ideas:
With wintertime and dropping temperatures, our eating of fiber-rich foods doesn’t need to fall along with the thermostat. The winter harvest is perfectly capable of meeting our fiber needs of 25 to 38 grams of fiber per day while offering flavor, variety, and balance to meals and snacks throughout the cold-weather months. Include these seasonal foods as part of your regular eating plan over the winter months.
- Put a spring in your step with citrus fruits this winter – grapefruit, oranges, clementines, tangerines and Mandarin oranges. These fruits are easy to transport, deliciously sweet, and jam-packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and more. Soaking in soluble fiber, citrus fruits are a daily no-brainer in the winter.
It’s true – summertime offers ample opportunity for fresh produce that easily meets our fiber needs for at least 25, and up to 38 grams of fiber per day. The autumn harvest is no slouch, however. Fall fruits and vegetables offer big flavor, high concentrations of nutrition, and plenty of fiber.
Add these items to your shopping and meal planning lists this fall, and you just might forget what you miss about summer’s bounty.
It’s hard to believe that the sun-soaked days of summer are soon to be followed by school days and full schedules. Where does the time go?
If packing school lunch becomes part of your daily routine once the school year rolls around, you might already be thinking about ways to make good nutrition part of your child’s daily package. This blog post offers a few suggestions to make packing lunch simple, nutritious, and full of fiber.
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