health for your
By Joseph Hanna
GET TING YOUR kids to
eat right can be a challenge at times, especially
during summer break,
when plans for healthy
eating can hit a snag. It’s
never too early to provide
the right nutrition to keep
young minds active and
healthy. Start them off
right by following these simple nutrition tips.
to be high in salt and contain more bad fats
❋ Keep your child’s lunch interesting and
fun, but healthful. For example, pack the ingredients for a wholesome sandwich and let your
child put it together. Make fruits and vegetables fun by cutting them up in playful shapes.
❋ Ensure that your child is getting five
servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
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❋ Make sure your child never skips
breakfast. A nutritious breakfast gives kids
the essential nutrients and energy they need
to perform their best at school.
❋ Be lunch wise by preparing balanced
and nutritious meals and snacks for your
child that include all four food groups seen in
Canada’s Food Guide ( www.hc-sc.gc.ca).
Limit fast food and junk food, which tend
❋ Get rid of soda and other sweetened
drinks from your child’s diet. These drinks
add extra calories because they are high in
sugar. Replace them with water or a nutritious
beverage such as low-fat milk, which contains
good amounts of calcium and vitamin D for
strong bones and teeth.
❋ Balanced nutrition goes hand in hand
with physical activity. Most children would
benefit from at least one hour of moderate to
vigorous physical activity every day.
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