Plan for Healthy Eating for Kids this Summer

Families in Iowa are getting ready for summer vacation. I’ve heard several discussions concerning how old children should be to stay home by themselves part or all of the day, household rules, and how to get siblings to get along when the parents are gone.

Eating is another routine that changes during the summer. Kids often get up later since they don’t have to go to school, they may skip breakfast, and just snack all day instead of eating meals.   

Sitting down to plan lunch meals with your kids is a good idea. This way the menu includes foods they like and can make themselves. As for snacks, consider preparing two snack boxes—one for the refrigerator and one for the cupboard. Parents or adults choose what goes in the box and children choose what they would like to eat from the box. The University of Missouri Extension has a handout called Pack a snack box with healthy ideas for getting started. 

Remember, you are in charge of buying food. If you only buy healthy foods, that’s what the kids will have to eat.

Next week, recipes for kids…

-pointers from Peggy

14 thoughts on “Plan for Healthy Eating for Kids this Summer

  1. My oldest son has started to get to that stage where he would rather sleep than eat. Obviously he has not heard the expression of breakfast being the most important meal of the day! Of course, the way he tells it, he does eat breakfast….just at noon

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  4. If I am not mistaken, I think there is a law for each state concerning the legal age a minor can stay home alone. In addition, I feel that there isn’t necessarily a specific age, but more importantly the overall maturity level of the minor. Hope this helps 🙂

  5. In all my years working with families, I can honestly say I’ve never heard one of them mention how diet changes in the summer. Thanks for pointing this out, so I can pass this information along to families!

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