My family spends a lot of time in the park no matter what the season. We also try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day.
I try to get everybody to get outside, go on walks, explore - gets interesting on hikes when we come across old buildings and outposts and kids want to go poking around! :/ and we try to make meals at home from fresh.
We love to ride bikes to our local Farmers Market where we pick up fresh fruits, veggies and bread for the week.
As working parents it's often hard to sit the family down for a meal together, so we try to make a point of it at least 2-3 times a week. This normally encourages trying new things and eating the same meal so mom doesn't have to cook twice!! Also getting outdoors for active play and getting the boys away from electronics:)
Choose a day of the week to keep all the electronics off. This works especially well in the summer and whenever it's nice out. Just completely unplug the TV, unplug the computer, lock the kids out of the TV room. And keep lots of sports equipment around for the kids to play with!
Even if we think we don't have time, we try to make the most out of weekends and days off by taking day trips to places we've never been, even if they sound boring. Even if we're just going the next town over -- getting out of our weekly routine makes a huge difference!
We try to prepare meals together as often as possible. We incorporate fresh fruits and veggies and explore new foods and recipes so that mealtime stays exciting!
We love walking to the local farmers market on Saturday mornings. We discuss the food that's seasonally available, and what we might cook together that evening. We're trying to make sure that our children are more connected to the food they eat than we were as kids.
We designate a once-a-week BIG cooking session, to continually replenish our stocks of frozen (but still homemade) food for those hectic work/school nights. We also try to include as much outdoors time as possible each week -- which for my family, has meant creating (and sticking to) fairly strict screen time limits. Moms and dads aren't exempt -- everyone should unplug each week!
We don't focus on calories, fat, etc, but rather having a colorful plate at each meal. Focusing our grocery shopping primarily on the perimeter of the grocery store keeps us away from too many processed food. We also walk as many places as we can while adding fun, family activities such as ice skating, sledding, swimming, biking, etc
We love to get out on family walks with the dog. It doesn't matter what the season-it's a great excuse to pack a healthy picnic and get a good workout in for everyone.
We cut up fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks to take on our outings. We spend a lot of time playing and walking at parks, the zoo, etc
I try to health up muffins or quick breads, by using apple sauce and other fruit puree in place of butter or oil. Low fat yogurt also works well. When the kids get hungry before dinner, I usually also give them fruit or veggies to munch on. My daughter really likes when I put fresh bananas or grapes in the freezer for a bit. It changes the texture and almost tastes like ices or ice cream.
drinking 3 glasses of Welch's juice a day helps us against colds and the nasty stomach bug !! we love to soak up natural Vitamin D from the sun( with sunscreen) eating healthy fruits and veggies !!
We make sure to socialize outside of our immediate family to keep us happy and sane--both altogether and separately.
hello mi and my family love local farmers market for fruits and vegetables, cooking fresh mos of de time. my girl don like to eat fresh fruit an i give her a lot of Welch's juice every day.
we eat lots of fruits and some veggies. We spend alot of time together
We try to incorporate healthy foods into our busy schedule. My kids like fresh fruits and veggies so I try to keep them on hand for snacks.
We eat as little processed food as we can, and spend lots of time reading together.
My teenage family Loves grapes fresh and they even freeze them in the summer they sure beat all those unhealthy "cheap freezer pops" . I also enjoy sharing treats at our School, at Church, and at my Preschool or when company needs a treat. Well that's when we breakout the Welch's Grape Juice, and a variety of other Welch's juice products!! Everyone Loves the Jello and I always bring home an empty container that's because I use Welch's Juice in ALL of my jello, yes it may cost a bit more but when you have any jello I prepare your child is not just eating flavored water that sets up your children and YOU are getting a bit of juice in every bit Thanks Welchs for all the goodness you do and share with all of us!!
I help my family by making sure when I go grocery shopping I leave out the things we dont need in our diet so they never come in our home
We buy healthy foods and drinks including Welch's grape juice and try to exercise.
I have a new family. Both my boyfriend and I are divorced and starting all over. Together we have two 17 year olds and a 12 year old living at home. Meal time and exercising together have been a perfect way for us to bring different pesonalities together. Meal time is a cooperative time.We plan meals together. We choose a healthy recipe then we all go grocery shopping together. We cook, eat, and clean-up together, which comes with a bonus, we are finished quicker which makes more time for us to spend together exercising at the gym or going for a walk in the woods.
I pack my kids lunches daily for school, I try to make sure they are getting all the food groups, we do alot of outside activities; biking, walking, softball/baseball and I show them how to plant our own garden with veggies/fruits.
My family always get vegetables and they love them and i don't have to ask them to.
My family participates in many athletic events. We try to model good healthy activities with biking, walking, playing in the yard and swimming. We make up fun activities together. We also eat lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, no fried foods, and fat free milk. cmcghee
Blow bubble and chase them, and we grow some veggies to snack on
We plan healthy meals together and then shop and prepare them as a family.
we cook together!
We plant veggies in our garden at home together.
We have a sit down meal at least 5 of the 7 days of the week. We eat local produce in as many meals as we can and love to go hiking as a family. Nature is our playground.
We really limit screen time (for kids and adults alike!) so we have more time to keep our brains healthy playing games or doing art projects together and our bodies healthy playing outside, growing veggies in our garden, and taking walks together.
We eat a ton of fruit & veggies!!!
I actually came across this on Pintrest. We absolutely try to avoid the stomach bug at all cost with 4 kids in the home. Who knew an "Old Wives Tale" and some Welch's grape juice could help! I'm a believer! http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/stomach-bug-prevention-trick-every-mom.html?m=1
My family are keep doing regular exercise no matter what the weather looks like. Another is to have pets, the little companions help us constantly be aware of the values of life and appreciate the life given to us.
we plant in our garden and spend lots of the time in the vineyard and in the field at weekends.I always cook the vegetables of the seasons and we eat lots of greens of the season. We make our own grape molasses !