Welcome to Healthy Kids Today

Eat Right - Be Active

Welcome to Healthy Kids Today

Poor Nutrition and decreasing amounts of physical activity have become a huge concern in all ages.  The Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right project is geared at promoting improved nutrition and increased amounts of physical activity.  The aim is in messaging, statements used by individuals to increase awareness of good nutrition and people being active and moving.

Another important piece to this puzzle is role modeling.  This means that persons involved "practice what they preach."  We need all persons involved to relay messages and keep a rough estimate as to how frequently they are used at home, school and daycare.

Our ultimate goal is to have families spend time together and increase their awareness of nutrition and exercise.  We hope that you find these activities easy to do and enjoyable.  We value your opinion and look forward working with you.

How Can You Be A Role Model?

How Can You Be A Role Model?

  Help children plan and prepare meals
  Have family meals on a regular basis.
  Demonstrate physical activity.
  Demonstrate positive ways of dealing with stress.
  Have a positive attitude about your own body.

Recent Articles

How Can You Be A Role Model?

Posted on: Mon, June 6, 2011

Eat Smart to Play Hard

Posted on: Tue, May 31, 2011

Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

  • Have regular family meals.
  • Cook more meals at home.
  • Get kids involved.  Have them help with food prep and grocery shopping.
  • Have a variety of healthy snacks available. 
  • Limit portion sizes.
  • Encourage kids to eat slowly.
  • Discourage eating meals and snacks while watching TV.
  • Try not to use food as a punishment or reward. 

Recipes

Tiny Pizzas

Posted on: Wed, March 7, 2012
Tiny Pizzas

Try these fun, easy to make pizzas for your next "family fun" night.

Farmers' Market Pasta Salad

Posted on: Mon, June 13, 2011
Farmers' Market Pasta Salad

Try this cool side dish on a hot summer day!

Zesty Roasted Vegetables

Posted on: Mon, June 13, 2011
Zesty Roasted Vegetables

These roasted vegetables will make a great side dish.  You could even make them on the grill!