Kids and Family
Healthy Family Resources
You’re not just losing weight and getting fit to look good, and improve your health, you’re setting an example for your kids. As a community, it’s important that we teach kids how to eat better, enjoy sports and exercise, and learn about the benefits of eating vegetables and fruit. We know it’s not easy so Lighten Up Onslow hopes to provide you with resources and tools that will help you help your family enjoy a healthier, fun, and meaningful life.
Healthy Foods Under $1 Per Serving
Eating healthy on a budget can seem difficult; but it can be done! Being creative can help you stick to your budget and incorporate nutritious foods into your diet. Try to incorporate some of these healthy foods under $1 into your weekly menu planning.Keep Reading
MyPlate: Kid-friendly Meals
You’re never too old to play with your food! Find ways to make healthy foods fun and festive. Check out the MyPlate Facebook page where we’ll continue to share inspiration, and then join in the fun! Get creative in the kitchen and find unique ways to make healthy foods the main attraction at your winter celebrations.Keep Reading
Whether it’s taking a family walk on a Saturday morning, or after dinner, or washing the car together, We Can!® encourages you and yourfamily to get active to maintain a healthy weight.
You Can Be a Good Example for Your Kids
Set a good example by eating healthy. Kids learn from you. If you eat vegetables and fruits, chances are your kids will too. Your child picks up all of your attitudes and behaviors, including your eating habits!
Life's Simple 7 for Kids - Walk, Run, and Play Every Day
According to the American Heart Association, Children, teens and grownups who are physically active have healthier bodies and minds than people who aren't active. Regular physical activity keeps your heart healthy and strong and it helps you build healthy muscles, bones and joints. Plus, it burns calories!Hey kids and grownups, try these tips to get moving!
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