School Lunch Check List- B. Fit Long Island

Now that school is starting back up parents all over are racking their brains…”what should I pack for lunch?”

Here is a school lunch check list (with a few examples) to make sure you are sending your kid to school with a healthy lunch thanks to Erika Burdick of B. Fit Long Island.

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Making Healthy Counts…

We can all strive towards a healthier lifestyle and improve our entire families overall health.

Erika Burdick says, “Check out this chart. It is a great guideline if you don’t know where to start to with your family to get on a healthy living path. i love all of these and I stick to most of them except maybe the screen time.”

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Learn what your body is saying to you

As parents we all know that when hunger strikes, a tantrum can follow quickly!

Teach kids to get in tune with their body and learn cues from what their body is telling them.

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Breathing Exercises for Kids

At the end of the day it is great to de-stress and just breathe!

Breathing exercises are great for everyone in your family to incorporate into your Fit Fam routine.

Erika Burdick of B. Fit Long Island sent me this great link and I have been incorporating these great breathing techniques into our night time routine.

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Scholastic Summer Reading RV at Denton Avenue School

Today, we had such a fun time at Denton Avenue Elementary School in New Hyde Park.

The students got a chance to enjoy activities, receive prizes, speak with one of Scholastic’s wonderful authors and even meet some familiar characters from books we all know and love.

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Seen Enough Tobacco

ALBANY, N.Y. – Youth in this region have seen enough tobacco promotions. It’s time to protect them and put an end to youth smoking and other tobacco use. That’s the message Tobacco Free New York State is working hard to communicate to millions regionally and statewide with its “Seen Enough Tobacco” campaign.

With the goal of safeguarding children from the billions of dollars of hard-hitting tobacco promotions in places where they can see them, the campaign uses video, social media (#SeenEnoughTobacco), digital advertising and a “Jack and Jill (and Tobacco)” storybook that describes children’s encounters with tobacco promotions in convenience stores. Provocative images creatively combine cigarettes with common children’s items, like crayons, a birthday cake and a crib mobile, in scenarios intended to grab the attention of community members and parents and prompt their outrage. Viewers can learn what they can do to protect children from tobacco promotions and join more than 15,000 others throughout the state by pledging their support at the campaign’s website www.SeenEnoughTobacco.org.

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How many snacks do we eat each day?

My kids are always asking for a snack! As a result, I always have a snack.
Snacking is okay but, are we making the healthier snack choice? And, how often are we snacking?

As a parent we walk around the house we pass the counter and if there is a dish of cookies or chips we would put our hand in grab one or two and keep moving, without even thinking about it. Then, that one cookie turns into two, three or even four cookies. Imagine how many calories we are eating and not realizing it.

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