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A Healthy Week-at-a-Glance

An easy and fun way to keep your family active and eating right is to create a weekly calendar of healthy lifestyle activities. Use some of the ideas below to get yourself started on building a healthy life that works for your family and your schedule.

Monday
Start a daily log of what your family eats and how they keep active; review it with them at the end of each week.

Tuesday
Go to your local community center and find out what physical activity or sports programs are available.

Wednesday
Make frozen juice pops instead of buying popsicles . They're healthier and cheaper!

Thursday
Encourage your family to use safe and accessible stairs as an active alternative to elevators and escalators.

Friday
Involve your kids in cooking and take a walk after dinner.

Saturday
Take your children food shopping and let them pick out a new fruit or vegetable to try.

Sunday
Review the coming week's school lunch menu with your kids, and talk about making healthy meal choices.

Resources for More Information

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition

        www.usda.gov/cnpp/Pubs/Brochures/HowMuchAreYouEating.pdf

Physical Activity

 

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