Back to School Tips for
Eating healthy for the whole school year is what most parents hope for.
However, with all hectic schedules and all the un-healthy food choices,
this is not an easy task.
back to school just around the corner the normal daily schedule is
about to change.
But don’t let this stop your healthy eating
habits. Remember to make time for breakfast for you and your
Breakfast is the single most important meal of your day. By
eating a breakfast you are fueling your body and jump starting your day
for school or work.
Not only does breakfast fuel your body
but fuels your mind. Studies have shown that children who eat
breakfast perform better at school.
And it would go without
saying that the same is true of adults and their performance at work.
Eating healthy by starting with a healthy breakfast aids in weight
loss. Studies show those who eat breakfast maintain a 35
pound or more weight loss over those who do not eat
The most common breakfast of those who lost this
weight was whole grain cereal and skim milk. This is a quick
and easy meal for breakfast.
Here are some quick tips to ensure you keep eating healthy during the
Make it Easy
Keep "easy to eat" breakfast foods on hand like bananas, apples, whole
grain cereal and cereal bars and skim milk.
If you don’t have
time for a nice warm breakfast grab a quick bowl of cereal or a fruit
and cereal bar to go.
Plan for lunch before the week starts. Over the weekend plan
for and shop for the next weeks lunch menu.
Pack your child’s
lunch the night before so you are not pressed for time in the
morning. Do the same with your healthy lunch as well.
Have healthy after school snacks on
hand for when the kids get
After a long day at school they will want something to
Cut up some cucumbers, carrots and celery and keep
it in a closed container with water to keep fresh.
containers and take one to work with you to keep on hand for your
Instead of potato chips try keeping popcorn on hand or
whole wheat crackers.
It's Dinner Time
Set a schedule for dinner time to make sure you are eating healthy for
all your meals. Along with back to school also come all the
school events like sports, choir practice and a dozen other
Plan your meals to accommodate these extra
activities when you can. And when you can’t and eating out is
the only choice, select wisely from the menu and watch portion sizes.
Don’t skip meals on the weekend. Make sure to continue eating
healthy by starting your weekend with breakfast and follow up with
healthy snacks and meals.
This will help you keep your good
habits and rev up your metabolism.
Healthy Year Round
For even more tips on eating right all year long, check out these
healthy eating tips.
Weight Loss - Tips for Parents
As a concerned parent you want to make sure your teen's weight loss is
a healthy program. Here are some tips you can use to be supportive in
helping your teen get fit and healthy.
Active teens need to ensure they fuel their body for proper development
and growing. Find out what the right amount of calories are to ensure
they stay healthy.