Healthy Snacking for Healthy Kids

healthysnackingI have pretty vivid memories of coming home from school after those long days as an elementary school girl. My younger brother and I would walk home from school and it was just a matter of seconds before our backpacks were on the ground and we were seated at the counter ready for our “after school snack”.

There are so many things I loved about those days and those “after school snack” moments. It was a time to talk with my mom and brother about the day. It was a time to unwind. It was a time to decide what friend I would play with after I got my homework done. And most importantly, it was a time to get some healthy food in my little body to have energy for the rest of the day.

So maybe I didn’t realize that last one at the time I was sitting at our kitchen counter, but I realize it now! I’m excited to share some ideas for how to use that “after school snack” time to connect with your kids and give them the extra energy boost they need…. 

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About a month ago I got a text from the young women’s president asking if I could fill in for one of the presidency members in planning a combined activity. The conversation went something like this: Me: I’d be happy to! What is the activity? Her: Scripture Kickball Me: Sweet. Could you send me directions… 

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After a week in first grade my son announced that he had the WORST lunches of his entire class. Surprised, I asked him why. “I have brown bread sandwiches, and they all have white!” While we’re not giving out sandwich tips today, we are sharing some great ideas for parents. I asked two amazing, well-respected… 

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Have you ever watched a dog or a baby wake up from a nap? The first thing they do is stretch. And they stretch a lot. I think they might have something to teach us inflexible people, wouldn’t you say? This month for our healthy resolution we are going to focus on stretching more. I think… 

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