We would like to thank the following sponsors for our 9th Annual Glo Run:
Dr. Alicia Hart, Dr. Sultana Khimani & family, Autonation Honda, VCare Clinics, Sprouts
We appreciate you!
The amount of anything that you eat is most important. Calories are how we measure how much we eat. We don’t want too much or too little. The right amount is different for adults and children.
Tracking the amount of calories you take in is a way to track how much you eat. The amount of calories you consume in a single beverage or food item can be found in the Nutrition Facts Label. It’s important to understand how much you’re eating instead of not tracking because without tracking you could easily eat too much. This is unhealthy! Be sure to eat only the amount you are recommended to stay healthy and strong!
Most everyone knows sodas and fast food aren’t healthy. We want all children to get the nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy. However, does that mean you can never eat chicken nuggets ever again? No!
There is something called moderation. This means not a lot! If you want candy all the time, does this mean you should eat candy all the time? No! Maybe it’s okay to eat it every once in a while but candy shouldn’t be eaten all the time. It’s the same with unhealthy foods like french fries. Moderating your intake will not impact you as heavily as eating it everyday does.
So do you have to give up junk food forever? No, not right away. You can still eat it in moderation. Everything we do should be done in moderation; there are few things that are good for us in excess but eating is not one of them!
Today’s easy health tip is all about breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why? We need the morning fuel; because if we don’t eat breakfast our bodies are hungrier throughout the day therefore we will want more unhealthy snacks. Kids who eat breakfast are more focused throughout the day and have more energy too. This fuel allows them to be motivated to participate in activities which will help them be healthier overall!
An important part is what’s in our breakfast. Foods with good vitamins and minerals are great for breakfast such as eggs, toast, fruit and yogurt. You can also mix foods in a fun way!
Toast with peanut butter topped with bananas and blueberries in the shape of a bear face. Or you can enjoy the fruit on the side for a quick breakfast.
Toast with cracked egg. You can cut out a piece of toast in the middle or push it down with a spoon and place it in the pan. Then crack the egg in the hole and fry and flip. Or you can enjoy the egg on the side for a quick breakfast.
If you have time you can always make a tasty smoothie or pancakes!