With temperatures dropping it is important to make sure you’re prepared to keep your kids healthy this winter! Besides making sure your kids are all bundled up on the outside, here are some tips for keeping them healthy on the inside!
Serve each meal with vegetables that are high in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is known for having immune system strengthening powers, so serving fruits and vegetables that are high in Vitamin C will help ward off those winter time sniffles. Great examples Vitamin C rich vegetables are bell peppers, dark leafy greens like kale and mustard greens, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. If you have a tough time getting your kids to eat the green stuff keep in mind, several fruits are also high in vitamin C like oranges, clementines, strawberries, kiwi and guava.
It is also important that kids remain active! As easy as it maybe stay curled up in front of the fire, it is important that children continue to get in at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. Encourage your children to build a fort, or put on fun music and have a dance contest. Even simple toys like hula hoops and jump ropes can be handy in keeping kids active while indoors (as long as space allows of course). Or you can do one of our personal favorites and COOK!