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Keep kids energized with healthy snacks

Published: 8:23 am CDT, July 13, 2012

Much of the country has been experiencing some extreme heat. This makes summer nutrition and hydration all that more important. With kids having more daylight to play outside, it is vital to keep them energized with healthy snacks and drinks.

Even some professional baseball stadiums will let you bring in sandwiches of your own, so instead of rewarding kids at their events with sugary drinks and concession stand treats, try packing your own healthy alternatives. There are so many healthy post-play snack options out there I’m sure you’ll find lots of choices that you and your family will love.

Invite your kids to pitch in on prepping fruits and veggies, packing waters and 100% juices so that they are more involved in the change up. You’ll be one parent who hits it out of the park!

AHA Volunteer,

Kristine

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    We have to be very conscious regarding healthy diet for kids. As earlier discussed that In this summer children are facing many problems during playing and in other activity due to extreme heat. So we have to give them sufficient food for their health. Here I really like kids nutrition tips like healthy snacks . Its good…

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    After a few hours of afternoon playful activities, it indeed is helpful to get children a healthy break with healthy snacks. Mixed fruits and nuts, healthy cookies or burgers paired up with fruit juices are some good suggestions.

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      Protein is always hehtaly for the morning.Oatmeal is very filling. I eat breakfast at 7am and I never get hungry until 2pm!Other good choices:Egg sandwich on whole wheat breada glass of skim milkan appleA chicken taco (what i had this morning lol) on whole wheat tortilla with some lettuce and tomatoany piece of fruit you likeA bowl of kashi cereal with skim milkagain any fruit you likeBreakfast should be your biggest consumption of calories out of the whole day. Then decreasing by lunch and dinner.but pleeeeeeeeeease stay away from the muffins, danishes, pastries, etc. because they have no health benefit (well maybe a bran muffin)