Kids Need Real Food Too

The food kids eat affects their health and wellbeing now and in the future. Approximately 30% of children ages 6-11 are overweight. This makes it even more important to feed your kids nutritious food.

Just like adults, kids need to eat a balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates and fats to stay healthy. Below are some healthy meal and snack ideas to try with your kids.

Breakfast: scrambled eggs and whole grain toast with real butter or nut butter

Morning snack: Organic plain, whole-milk yogurt with berries and sunflower seeds

Lunch: Have homemade soups or chili on hand for lunches or make a sandwich with one slice of whole grain bread, turkey, cheese, and tomato slices; serve the meal with a piece of fruit

Afternoon snack: String cheese or hard-boiled egg with fruit and olives

Dinner: Meat with rice or sweet potato; vegetables sautéed in cold-pressed olive oil or real butter

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