Monday, August 18, 2014

Breakfast Fits Into Every Day

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Our third goal for a #HealthySchoolStart is to eat a healthy breakfast every single day. Many studies show that kids who eat breakfast do better in school [1]! Starting out the day with a balanced meal is key to staying focused in class all morning long. Not only do breakfast eaters have an edge over breakfast skippers academically, but they tend to make better food choices throughout the day and get more of the vitamins and minerals they need [2].

Monday, August 11, 2014

Water Fits Into Every Day

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This next goal is a twofer: drink more water and fewer sugary drinks. It’s amazing how easy it is to ignore the number of calories we can mindlessly guzzle down. Drinking one soda per day, for example, can cause you to gain up to 5 pounds in a year [1]. That’s even more shocking when you see what 5 pounds of fat actually looks like.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Physical Activity Fits Into Every Day

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Our first goal for your #HealthySchoolStart is all about getting your body moving—60 minutes per day for kids. That might sound like a lot, but we have some advice and tips to help you fit physical activity into every day.