Keep your kids healthy over the summer holidays
The summer holidays completely flip your kids’ (and your!) routine. These changes can really impact your kids’ nutrition. It’s easy to skip meals and miss out on some of the essential nutrients they need in their diets during the summer when rules are relaxed. That’s why it’s important to make healthy choices during the holidays.
PaediaSure Shake can help support your kids’ nutrition as they grow and develop. PaediaSure Shake is packed full of 26 vitamins and minerals, which can help to provide the nutrients they might miss out on over the summer or throughout the year.
Here are our top tips to keep your kids healthy this summer and support their growth and development!
1. Create a meal time routine
Providing your child with three balanced meals a day, with healthy snacks when necessary, will not only structure the day, but help your kids get enough vitamins and minerals every day.
2. Try and make plans for your kids that involve being active
Encouraging your kids to turn off the TV and other electronic devices and get outside to play will help to keep your pre-schoolers and schoolies healthy this summer. Keeping them active every day, whether it’s swimming or playing in the park or garden with friends is good for their growing bodies.
3. Keep them hydrated
Making sure your kids drink enough water will help them stay healthy and active this summer. Drinks like milk and smoothies are a good way to top up their nutrition. Why not try our Berry Sunrise Smoothie recipe out? With lots of fruit packed into one drink, you’re helping kids get their 5-a-day. PaediaSure Shake is a nutritious alternative, offering 26 vitamins and minerals that help your kids grow and thrive all year long.
4. Stick to summer bedtimes
Ensuring your schoolies or pre-schoolers get to bed at a reasonable time is still important over the summer. With less sleep, kids have less energy to do the things that keep them healthy, like playing in the park with their friends. A tired brain is more likely to make unhealthy choices, for example playing video games for hours on end. Keeping to a regular, reasonable bedtime will hopefully prevent this from happening.
5. Make the most of the great outdoors
Encourage your kids to play outside in the garden or park with their friends. Not only will they get vitamin D from the sunshine, it will help to keep them active and happy over the summer holidays. Why not spent a night time camping outside in the garden, as a special treat? You can use it as an excuse to teach your kids about the local wildlife that comes out at night!