During the summer months, kids put the thought of school on the back burner, but the same doesn’t have to go for eating smart and staying active! The USDA’s Summer Food, Summer Moves program has created a collection of free, downloadable resources to get kids and families excited about healthy eating and physical activity, during the summer break. The program provides fun, interactive activities for kids and shows parents that promoting a healthy lifestyle can be easy and beneficial for the whole family. It features colorful brochures, flyers, in addition to recipes, and parent guides. Summer meal site operators can provide these resources to families participating in their Summer Food Service programs, as well as selecting resources which can be used to facilitate fun activities and initiatives at their meal sites.
In the resource kit, Eat Smart to Play Hard, parents are encouraged to make four healthy moves to keep kids happy, healthy, and well fueled throughout the hot summer months.
Visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/summer-food-summer-moves to view all of the Summer Food, Summer Moves resources.
Additional Summer Health Resources:
Heather Hodson, Cornell University
Katherine Baildon, Cornell University