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Keeping on the Go Kids Nourished

By Stephen R. Farris

Let's face it. Kids in today's society don't always have time to eat healthy like they should. They're up early trying to get ready for school, gathering homework -- or finishing -- from the night before and dashing out the door to make it to the bus stop on time. 

At school it's non-stop class after class. Usually midday, there's maybe a 30-minute window to grab a hot lunch; however, they don't always eat everything on their plate. Then it's back to class. The final bell rings for the day and back on the bus headed home. Once home they might watch some television, chat with friends on social media networks or catch up on their favorite video game. They might even grab a snack while doing this and chances are, it's not of the healthy variety.

There are ways to get your child eating healthy again despite the setbacks and obstacles they face on a daily basis.

Meal Prep

When grocery shopping, look more toward fresh fruits and vegetables. A good variety of fruit can be an energy boost for your kids in the mornings. It's quick and they can eat on the go. Same for when they get home. All that homework can drain energy, so why not a healthy fruit snacks to keep up their energy? With veggies and meats like chicken, turkey and fish, these can be made into meals and keep refrigerated or frozen during the week. Your kids can just grab one and zap it in the microwave for a quick dinner.

Picky, Picky, Picky

We all know kids can be picky eaters. Researchers suggest introducing and re-introducing your kids to a variety of different healthy foods. Their growing bodies need the minerals and nutrients, especially those found in green leafy vegetables. According to their findings, it may take 15-20 times before your kids begin to like certain things. 

It's Not Just Kids

We as adults are constantly on the go too. So it might be a good idea to take a look at everybody's schedule and pinpoint a time to make each day for a family meal at the table.

A busy schedule, combined with unhealthy eating can affect our digestive system as well. A visit to your local chiropractor can help with this problem. Talk with them about your lifestyle and eating habits. They can offer suggestions and begin treatments to get you back on the road to a healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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