Recently, my kids have finished up their school year and we are beginning the Summer schedule…that is, the non-schedule-schedule. Mornings are relaxed, dishes pile up in the sink, and I putter around the yard trying to keep plants alive. Meals are a free-for-all until dinner. I do like the change of pace, but it is challenging to keep my kids active and encourage them to make healthy food choices.
As my boys grow up and become teens, I still like to remain a healthy influence on their lives. I try to provide endless amounts of fresh fruit and healthy snacks in the house. I also keep signing them up for camps to keep them occupied and engaged throughout the Summer. However, it is a new kind of balancing act. They definitely have more opinions and need to eat more because they are growing at such a fast pace. I often need to make extra trips to the store to keep up because they tend to eat everything in our house!
I welcome any ideas to keep these kids healthy and happy during the Summer. Please feel free to comment or share ideas. Thanks!