Eating more nutritious foods that lead to a healthier life is a common goal for many families. But the question is, how? How do we turn that goal into action and start taking the necessary steps to eat better?
Learn what the nutritional needs are for your family, and take on healthy changes to eat better.
Consume more Fruits and Vegetables
Only 20% of high school students in our country report eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. You might be like many families who don’t have easy access to stores that carry the produce your family needs. And even if you do have access to fresh produce, it’s another challenge to get your family to eat enough fruits and vegetables to feel as full as they would from eating a meal from a fast food restaurant. It takes planning and trial and error to increase the fresh fruits and veggies your family eats, but you will see many benefits over time.
Eat Homemade Food
Over the past 30 years, the rates of childhood obesity have been increasing steadily. During these same 30 years, our country has seen a rise in the amount of calories our kids are consuming in the form of fast food, food from convenience stores, and the many other snacks our children eat outside the home. It’s more commonly called junk food. And we have the opportunity to lower the amount of junk food our families are eating by increasing the amount of healthful, homemade meals and healthy snacks they consume.