You’d think that given a hectic school schedule, plus extracurricular activities—where dinner is gobbled down en route from soccer to swim practice—that a kid’s diet would suffer. But new research is indicating that children’s diets are worse off when not in the throes of a busy school year. According to a recent study, children in grades one through 12 consumed three more ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages and watched an average of 20 minutes more of television each day with their physical activity levels remaining about the same. As tempting as it is to want to ‘kick back’ during summer break, limiting television while promoting physical activity and healthy eating are just as important as during the school year. Get the whole family involved by cooking dinner together after a visit to the farmer’s market or go on group hikes or bike rides. What are some ways your family stays healthy over summer break? Tell us in the comments!
Turns out, Kids Eat the Worst This Time of Year
April 13, 2017