Form Heart Healthy Eating Habits with Kids in the Summer
For immediate release: July 09, 2014
School is out and kids are captive learners at home! Parents and childcare providers can use this precious season to educate kids on forming heart-healthy eating habits. Here are some ways to introduce kids to heart-healthy foods this summer when nature's finest is available for the picking!
- Visit a local farmer's market and ask kids to try one new vegetable each week
- Volunteer at a community farm to learn where food comes from
- Take kids to a pick-your-own farm where they can pluck the best vegetables for themselves
- For older kids, ask them to find new recipes online that feature summer produce and prepare those recipes together
For more tips on heart-healthy eating and portion control, watch these brief videos from a nutritionist at the Children's Heart Program.