Tips to Help Your Kids Learn Healthy Habits

Tips to Help Your Kids Learn Healthy Habits

“Raising kids is easy!” — said no one ever.

Yes, it’s hard, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. We know you work hard to be a role model for your kids.

You teach them how to make healthy choices, you show them the importance of being active, and much more.

Here are five ways you can help your child to learn the importance of eating healthy and being active.

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Learn Healthy Habits

1. Exercise With Your Kids

One of the many benefits of working out at home is that your kids can see you pushing yourself, getting sweaty, and reaching for goals.

Make eating healthy and being active a family affair with Double Time with Tony Horton on Beachbody On Demand.

Double Time includes 30 days of total-body workouts (all 35 minutes or less) that feel more like play and less like work.

Anyone at any fitness level (ages 8 and up) can do this partner-focused fitness and nutrition program.

“Some kids don’t want to exercise, so Double Time is a solution to make this easier because it makes exercise fun,” says Tony Horton. “The program brings the family together beyond just spending time at the dinner table or watching television; you’re actually doing something together. And it’s not a competition; you’re there to support and help each other.”

Help your kids learn healthy habits

2. Get Your Kids Involved

Healthy eating starts at home, so make sure to fill your kitchen with healthy foods and keep the essentials stocked.

Put healthy snacks on the counter and keep the not-so-healthy treats in the cupboard.

And yes, we know, taking the wee ones to the store can test anyone’s patience, but with a few smart grocery store survival tips, you can get in and out in a flash!

@Ninapears is setting an example for her son by filling her cart with fruits and veggies. Looks like her kiddo is onboard — literally!

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Learn Healthy Habits

3. Cook With Your Kids

Eating out and ordering takeout are fun treats every now and then, but nothing beats a home-cooked meal.

Ultimate Portion Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her son, Dom, have fun in the kitchen making healthy meals and snacks.

Autumn’s nutrition program, Ultimate Portion Fix, includes tips on how to make grocery shopping with your kids fun and educational.

She and son Dom read food labels together and turn grocery shopping into a fun foodie adventure.

And you don’t need to be a master chef to make healthy meals and snacks: All you need are some basic kitchen tools, the 411 on some common cooking methods, and healthy recipes — Ultimate Portion Fix includes the FIXATE Vol. 2 Cookbook plus a PDF of 75 Healthy Lunch Ideas for kids.

4. Make Healthy Lunches and Snacks

Healthy food can help kids perform their best in school and on the playground!

But every parent knows that getting kids to eat healthy foods can be a challenge. One way to get them onboard is to let them be a part of the process.

For a healthy, no-cook snack option, pack something easy and fun like a fruit-and-nuts snack box:


5. Make Holidays & Celebrations Healthy

Holidays and celebrations are about family, friends, and fun. OK, and eating, too.

Make your next get-together nutritious and delicious with treats that won’t leave you feeling guilty or fill your little ones with sugar. Try one (or all!) of these dessert ideas to get you started.

Vanilla Berry Coconut Popsicles

Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie (who needs cake when you can have PIE?!)

Chocolate Shakeology Pudding

Flourless Brownie Muffins

Dark Chocolate Superfood Bites

Baked Pumpkin Donuts With Maple Glaze

Get more healthy recipe ideas here.