Wellspring Camps, the leading weight loss organization for young adults and families across the U.S., knows how common it is for kids to run back to their televisions and junk food during their spring and summer vacation time from school. But these unhealthy and inactive habits can cause health problems among kids, so how can you help prevent them from becoming couch potatoes during their breaks?
Wellspring has developed some helpful, fun tips to help keep your kids staying active, and eating right while they are home for break!
- Plan a fun activity: With the beautiful warm weather, the spring and summer seasons are the perfect time to engage in outdoor activities. Whether it’s participating in a game of soccer, or going for an exciting hike in your local park, these activities will keep your kids from lounging around the house.
- Keep junk food out of the house: It is always important to limit your children’s junk food intake, but while they are home from school, their access to it becomes greater. Try to resist purchasing any unhealthy snacks that may sit in your cabinets during their time off. By not purchasing these items, your kids will have limited access to junk food!
- Prepare a healthy snack or meal: Everyone knows it’s hard to feed children a healthy meal they will actually enjoy, but Wellspring has developed a plethora of delicious, healthy meals that every kid will enjoy! Teriyaki chicken kabobs, chicken nuggets, and even French toast, can all be enjoyed with their improved recipes!
A healthy kid is a happy kid, and by following these simple tips, you can help keep your kids active and healthy during their spring and summer breaks!