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What are 12 Easy Things You Can Do to Promote Healthy Eating to Create a Healthy Lifestyle? – Family Fit Lifestyle Month (Part 2 of 3)


Family fitness is about a lot more than exercise. Food and eating habits are just as important. You must also practice good diet and eating habits as well.

  1. Eat meals together as a family.
  2. Eat a small breakfast daily. A yogurt smoothie, multigrain toast with preserves, and some fruit.
  3. Limit fast food. No more than 1 a week! It’s a treat not a nutritious meal!
  4. Use correct portion sizes. 1/2 a plate of fruits and/or veggies, 1/4 with protein, 1/4 whole grains.
  5. Portions add up. 100 extra calories a day will add 10 pounds to your weight in a year. That’s just 4 Oreo cookies or 2/3 of a soda/canned drink a day!
  6. Limit sugar-sweetened beverages. Try water with a squeeze of lemon.
  7. Drink more water.
  8. Get your children involved with grocery shopping and reading food labels.
  9. Let children have one day a week to cook healthy meals. It is more likely that your kids will eat healthy foods if they have had a hand in preparing them.
  10. Find recipes for healthy good tasting snacks you can make. Hummus and pita chips, celery sticks with peanut butter, or fruit with yogurt dip.
  11. Take a healthy cooking class together.
  12. Focus on prevention of weight gain, not losing weight.

Next Week: What are 4 Easy Things You Can Do to Stimulate Your Minds?

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