Second Grade Summer Prep
Got summertime on the brain? Keep these three tips in mind for your child's healthiest summer ever.
What You Need To Know
School is almost out, and your child is gearing up for fun in the sun. Here are three tips that will keep this summer a happy and healthy one.
- Be safe around water. Make sure your child always swims with a buddy, and stay close by and attentive when they are in (or near) the water. Make sure a lifeguard is on duty, or that someone in range knows CPR.
- Quench their thirst with healthy drinks. Water is the best option, but other good choices include real fruit juice and chilled milk.
- Feed them nutritious snacks like fresh fruit kabobs, or cut up everyday sandwiches into fun shapes with a cookie cutter. At home, freeze yogurt in popsicle molds for a refreshing treat, or make an easy pizza with a flour tortilla or bagel, pasta sauce, and grated cheese.
How You Can Help
Learn CPR! The American Heart Association has an online tool to connect you with a course near you. Classes are reasonable, and well worth the investment.
Ditch the potato chips and stock up on healthy snacks you and your child can eat on the go. Whole wheat crackers in bunny shapes, string cheese, and fresh fruit are excellent to have on hand. Forgo the soda in favor of flavored vitamin waters.
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