August is Kids Eat Right Month. Getting kids to eat the way they should and be active can be a very difficult part of parenting. Here are a few tips to help your child get started on the path to eating right:
Get active. Kids need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous active play every day. They do not usually get this at school, so making time for exercise and play after school is important. Get active as a family.
Enjoy meals together. Kids learn how to eat healthy by being involved in all the steps of the cooking process. Get kids involved in planning, preparing and cooking healthy meals together.
Make sure kids are eating breakfast. Making sure children have routine mealtimes helps set them up for a lifetime of good habits. Skipping breakfast has been correlated with obesity.
Teach children all foods can fit within a healthy diet. Exercise moderation in portions and the availability of high-fat, high-calorie, low-nutrient foods.
Words of Wisdom
Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
A proud grandpoppa G.