Carve Out Time for Activity
Start the morning out with a family walk and enjoy a family game of football, soccer, or any team sport before the big dinner! This is a great way to add some activity for a healthier holiday!
Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast
By starting the day with a healthy breakfast you can help prevent overeating throughout the day! Try eggs, fruit, and whole-wheat toast!
Eat Healthy Snacks
Plan ahead and keep smart options in the house. Fruit or nuts will help hold the family over until the turkey is ready!
Veggies and Portion Control
Thanksgiving dinner can be a learning opportunity to help your kids understand portion sizes. Try making a few different vegetables for your child to try out. Encourage them to fill half of their plate with a variety of vegetables! The other half of the plate should be split between protein (turkey!) and starches (yams, potatoes, and corn)! Also, the more color the better!
Get Everyone Involved in Clean Up
Family clean up time after dinner. Everyone can communicate, play some holiday music and be on their feet moving around. Have the kids help with gathering, washing, or drying dishes. This light activity will help fight fatigue after dinner!
Happy Thanksgiving! Healthy Kids = Happy Kids!