Although it does not start for almost one more month , according to most , summer has begun . It is important for children and adults to keep up healthy nutrition and physical activity habits during the summer months when schedules may not be structured .
Here are a few tips to help you and your child to keep up good nutrition and fitness habits while enjoying the break from school :
1 . Sign your child up for an organized sport or physical activity class such as soccer or swimming .
For young children , puick something that you and your child can do together . For older children , find something that encourages socialization .
2. Set your family activity time . Going to a park , riding a bike or even takiking a short walk in your neighborhood can easily be done once the temperature cools a little .
3 . Spice up your family's menus . This is the prefect time to let your children experiment with new recipes and to help them learn cooking skills . Choose age appropriate tasks to let them practice during the day , if home alone . Tasks such as planning the week's menu , making a grocery list or starting dinner can easily be done by older children.