By: Avera Mckenna Fitness Center Staff
March is National Nutrition Month®. The purpose of this month is to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Choose healthier options for your entire family even when you’re dining out with these tips from eatright.org:
Choose Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Choose a child-friendly restaurant that has a nutritious children’s menu that includes smaller portion sizes and meals designed to provide ample nourishment for smaller bodies. Many restaurants have menus available online so you can check out the options in advance.
Ask for cut up fruit for your children’s appetizer. It will keep them occupied and contribute to the one cup of fruit they need per day.
Simple is Best
Request that a child’s vegetables be made without added salt. Order a plain baked potato or sweet potato, mash and season lightly at the table.
Rethink the Sweets
Encourage fat-free milk, plain water or make your own special “soda” by mixing equal parts fruit juice and sparkling water when dining out.
For more family dining tips visit eatright.org
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