Eat Right in August


August is Kids Eat Right Month, but any month is a great time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Serve your kids carrots and broccoli with hummus for an after school snack instead of high-calorie foods without nutrients. 

Do you have a favorite fruit? I could live on nectarines. They are juicy, sweet and tart, besides containing vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. At dinner tonight, go around the table and ask each other their favorite fruit or vegetable. You might be surprised to learn new information. On the weekend, pick a recipe that incorporates your families’ favorite foods. If your kids see you eating healthy, they will make healthier choices.

To promote wellness in your family, make fruits and veggies your friends and stay active.