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Summer Foods – Keeping It Healthy And Fun









Nourishing Advice for a Healthy Family

Summer time is family time!  Our dietitians have summer time fun food suggestions to promote healthy families during summer vacation.  Their advice comes with lots of great ideas for family cookouts, summer recipes and grilling fruits and vegetables.  Don't let kids complain of boredom while they snack on junk food in front of the TV all day.  Get the kids and the family working together to create a summer vacation filled with healthy, tasty summer foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. 

For The Kids:  You can also find games, stories and activities for promoting healthy choices to children in the fun kids nutrition section.


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Promote A Healthy Summer With Healthy Eating Habits

Summer time is a great time for kids to enjoy the outside and play hard. However, getting your child to continue to eat healthy during summer vacation can be a challenge sometimes. Keep kids on the healthy eating track during summer vacation!

Have a Healthy Summer Barbecue!

Barbecues are a great way to enjoy the summer with friends and family, but can often consist of unhealthy food. This article offers healthy suggestions to enjoy your favorite barbecue foods!

Summer Time Thirst - Water Please

It's summertime and the children are thristy. They open the refrigerator and immediately reach for the juice or some other sugary drink. Wondering how to get them to reach for the water instead. Learn some easy to implement tips to help children make water their main drink of choice during summer with these tips.

Healthy Summer Outdoor Eating

Eating healthy while enjoying the great outdoors with your kids can be a challenge. With a busy schedule, it may seem easier to pack up the cooler, picnic basket, or children's day camp lunch box with pre-packaged foods. Enjoy family time outdoors with these healthy picnic ideas.

Making the Most of Fresh Summer Produce

While many fruits and vegetables are available year round in the grocery stores, options can be limited during the winter months for those who live in seasonal areas. It’s no surprise that many people take advantage summer produce through farmers markets and pick-your-own produce locations. Unfortunately, fresh produce spoils quickly which can lead to a loss of food and money. If you find yourself buying bulk or high amounts of fresh summer produce, here are some ways to make the most of it so it doesn’t go to waste.

How To Grill Fruits For A Sweet Family BBQ

Add a little sweet taste to this year's barbecue menu! Adding fruit to your grilling options is easier than you think. Enjoy the outdoors and add a little sweetness that is healthier and kids will love!

Fruits To Grill

Enjoy some of our family favorite fruits to grill. Ideas and tips for best fruits to grill for a healthier barbecue for the whole family.

Packing For a Healthy Picnic

Summer picnic foods are a classic part of the season, but unfortunately, many picnic baskets are packed with foods that are high in sugar, fat, and salt and low in important nutrients like fiber and protein which can leave your family feeling fatigued and uncomfortable. Read on to make the most out of your summer picnic!

Vegetables To Grill

Try some of our family's favorite vegetables to grill this summer! There are so many different vegetables that you can add to your barbecue menu for a healthy meal that helps children meet their serving requirements. Our dietitians share some cooking tips for grilling vegetables that the whole familiy will enjoy.

Grilling Vegetables

Grilling healthier food choices this summer by adding vegetables to your barbecue menu. Cooking outdoors with your kids and family is a great way to role model good nutrition with healthy food choices that are fun! Plan a healthier and creative barbecue this summer with grilled vegetables.

Enjoy July With Colorful Foods

July is the month of red, white, and blue! Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for health, and the more colorful your plate is, the healthier, and more appealing, it is! Here are some ways to include more red, white, and blue foods this July!

Lean Meat Grilling Tips

Grilling healthier meat choices this summer with your kids and family healthier meat choices. It's easy to make your family barbecue with healthier lean meat. Nine steps to healthy meats on the grill.

Practical Lunchbox Suggestions During Summertime

Healthy Summer Lunch Box for Kids- Easy, quick and healthy summer lunch box ideas for kids on the go.This article is full of fun ideas and easy healthy lunch tips for parents to keep kids eating healthy lunch foods while away from home during summer vacation.

Tasty Summer Lunch Foods For Kids

It's summer and kids are enjoying the hot weather and playing. They are hungry and ready for lunch every day around noon. Tasty food ideas for making healthy summer lunches for children.

Summer Vacation ...Gear up with Healthy Snacks for the Kids

Healthy Summer Snack for Kids- Easy, quick and healthy summer snacks for kids. 'Gearing up for Summer - full of fun ideas and easy healthy food tips for parents to keep kids eating healthy snacks during summer vacation.

Summer Outdoor Summer Healthy Snack Ideas

Headed to the outdoors for camping or a family picnic? This article has some healthy outdoor snacks and ideas on what to bring. Snacks that children will enjoy and meet the guidelines for the My Plate food guidelines.
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