WHAT'S GROWIN' ON
IN LAKE & MENDOCINO COUNTIES


3 Tips for Improving Your Child's Health

Although it can be difficult to get kids to try new foods and limit their screen time, it is possible. Here are some practical tips for keeping your kids healthy.

1.Get more fruits and veggies into breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether it’s fresh, frozen, dried, or canned, it’s important to get a serving (or even just one bite if you have a picky eater!) of fruits and vegetables with EVERY meal. Aim for working towards making half their plate fruits and vegetables.
2.Kick the can, and the pouch. Sodas, sports drinks, and drink pouches are loaded with sugar. Help your kids choose water instead of sugary drinks by putting a pitcher of water in the fridge… that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.
3.Start having “recess” at home. You don’t have to make big changes to your family’s day. Just take 10-minute activity breaks here and there during the day. As exercise becomes a habit, add more time.


The Real Dirt

Sign up to keep up with what's growin' on
around Mendocino County and Lake Counties!

© 2017 NORTH COAST OPPORTUNITIES