A fruity twist on snack time

Getting your kids involved in making their treats can take snack time to a whole new level,  as Chef Stephen Schifano and Hope O’Leary from Patient and Family Nutrition Services at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital show us in this  week’s featured video.

 

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Three tricks for healthy family eating

Portion control is an important part of family nutrition. Visualize your plate as sections, with fruits and vegetables taking up half the area.

Portion control is an important part of family nutrition. Visualize your plate as sections, with fruits and vegetables taking up half the area.

There are lots of tips, myths and mysteries to sort through surrounding proper diet and healthy eating. We cut through some of  the confusion to find three golden guidelines can help set your family on the healthy track! Continue reading

FREEZE! Cool treats for hot summers

Try making a frozen parfait with your child for a healthy, summer snack.

Have your kids help you build a frozen parfait for a healthy, summertime snack.

Frozen snacks can be a special treat, but many frozen treats are not the type of healthy snacks you want to give your child multiple times a day.

Creating your own frozen treats will help you reduce the unhealthy sugars and fats sometimes found in packaged foods. Plus, it’s a fun way to involve your children in the food-making process.

After reading these tips and ideas, the freezer may just be your new favorite appliance.

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Kids Aerobics

Break out your leg warmers and sweatbands, it’s time to teach your kids the glories of aerobics! Follow along with Kendra VanWasshenova, a physical therapist from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, as she leads an exercise routine suited for your little one. The moves can help improve balance and coordination. It even helps with some skills for schoolwork. Get moving!

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