Happy New You!
Make it a New Year, New You! It’s the perfect time of year to wipe the slate clean and start anew. Clear out that inbox. Empty the garage. Make amends with the healthy habits you put on hold last year!
National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Association (NFRA) is a partner of the Together Counts™ program, delivering free curriculum to schools and tips and tools for families—all about simple ways to be healthy.
Wondering how to get started? Try these tips from TogetherCounts.com and you and your family will be on a path to start the year on a healthy note:
- Start with energy balance—balancing calories you consume through food and beverages with calories you burn through exercise and activities. Kids ought to move 60 minutes each day, check out these fun family ideas for ways to get moving together.
- Let the kids get in on meal planning once or twice a week and let them lend a hand in the kitchen. Being involved will make meal time a family affair.
- For the new year, try packing a rainbow each week in the lunch boxes. Brainstorm with your kids which fruits and vegetables to include.
- Get stretching! Start each day with a 5 minute stretch.
- Making small changes and adopting healthy habits in the new year will get noticed. Kids are great imitators when they see parents and care givers doing good things for their bodies.
Eating healthier is not as hard as you think, especially when you enlist help from the frozen food and dairy aisles. Give these nutritional meal ideas a try:
- Whether for an on-the-go breakfast or a light snack, these Broccoli Power Punch Smoothies are just what you need to conquer the day. Plus, your kids will have no idea they’re
- With 21 grams of protein, these Veggie Egg White Flatbread ‘Wiches from AllWhites are both satisfying and light, and are perfect for lunch.
- Who says you can’t have steak when you’re trying to eat healthier? Healthy Choice’s Barbecue Seasoned Steak with Red Potatoes is a delicious, hearty dinner with only 3.5 grams of fat!
- Eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to cut out dessert. These Mango Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars are only 80 calories and contains 60% of your recommended daily vitamin C!
Pay it forward! Promote healthy lifestyles in your community by encouraging friends to visit TogetherCounts.com and enter on behalf of a local pre-school or elementary school in your area in need of a new playground and up to $30,000 in grant funding.
Do you know a Pre-K teacher? Let her know that she could enter to win up to $20,000 for her classroom. It’s easy to enter here.
Happy New Year!