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Childventures Celebrates World Health Day with Healthy Eating

Childventures is celebrating World Health Day by incorporating a nutritious diet plan into your children’s meals. Our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program ensures your children get the healthiest food options available. We understand that as a parent, one of your primary concerns is your child’s health.

Childventures considers a number of factors before serving your child a meal, and we plan our food options accordingly.

Summer Months and Outdoor Play

Playing outside means active kids!

As summer approaches, children become more active. Warmer weather encourages swimming, soccer games, and tag. This increased activity burns a child’s stored nutrients faster than in the winter months. This often means a bigger appetite in the summer than in the winter.

Growing Bodies

As children are constantly growing, they should be accumulating nutrients in preparation for growth spurts they may have. When provided with nutrient-rich foods and the responsibility of how much they eat, most children will consume the nutrients they need. This responsibility allows them to regulate when they are hungry and to stop when they are full. Losing this ability can result in over-eating and childhood obesity.

Staying Hydrated

Dehydration occurs when children expel more fluid than they take in. Water is fundamental to health as it is involved in nearly every body function. During warmer weather, children tend to lose more water, so it is important to put an emphasis on drinking water in the summer months.

High Energy

Young children have small stomachs and large energy levels. This means they should be eating small and frequent meals throughout the day. Regularly scheduled snacks and meals throughout the day provides a sense of security in the children and allows them to build healthy eating patterns for the future.

Forming Future Habits

At Childventures, we understand the way your child eats now shapes the way they will eat in the future. Our summer menus include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, and water. Our food is fresh to minimize preservatives and additives found in processed or pre-packaged foods. We hope that the food we provide your child will instill a sense of healthy food consumption for the future.

Balanced diets are the key to healthy eating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can celebrate World Health Day too by following these tips for providing healthy and nutritious meals for your child.

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    January 15, 2018
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    January 8, 2018
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    December 18, 2017
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    December 12, 2017
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    October 24, 2017
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