Across the country, measures are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The biggest of these changes involves the closure of schools and businesses. Such sudden and drastic changes to everyday life can become overwhelming, especially with the kids home. Some ways to reduce the stress of being stuck at home is by having your kids get involved in the kitchen and learning about healthy living. If you want to help your kids have a more enjoyable experience during what can be a challenging time, check out these tips!
Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen
There are a lot of opportunities to get your kids to learn and experience something new during this time. In the world of Full Cart, we have plenty of recipes and plans to keep your littles busy, all while teaching them about cooking healthy meals at the same time! Check out THIS BLOG to find out how to get kids of all ages involved in the kitchen.
Staying Healthy While Staying Inside
Social distancing and staying at home has been a challenge for many, especially for parents who now have to homeschool their kids. However, this extra time that parents now have to spend with their children can be taken advantage of! Check out THIS BLOG to learn how to teach your kids about how to live a healthy lifestyle, even in quarantine.
Healthy Q&A: Topics to talk about with your kids
Help your kids understand that nutritious food helps fuel their bodies properly. Here are some commonly asked kid questions and how you can answer them:
Q: Why is it important to eat a healthy breakfast?
A: It is important to eat a healthy breakfast because it is the first meal of the day! Skipping breakfast can make you feel tired. In the morning, your body needs fuel for the day ahead.
Q: Why should I eat more vegetables?
A: Vegetables are packed with vitamins. They help keep your body and mind strong. (Fun fact: It usually takes 10 to 15 tries for a child to accept new food. That may seem like a lot of time, but you can spread out the attempts over a few months and give a small serving each time.)
Q: Why is it important to drink water?
A: Water keeps you happy, healthy, and hydrated. It’s important to have water throughout the day to help keep you energized! (Tip: add your child’s favorite fruit to the water to flavor it! We enjoy adding strawberries, raspberries, or oranges.)
Q: Why can’t I stay inside and sit on the couch all day?
A: It’s important to take advantage of the nicer weather! Plus, spending time outside makes us happier and keeps your heart strong and healthy.
Be sure to check back on our blog for more resources for you and your family during this time. If you’re in need of food assistance, Full Cart is here to help. Click HERE to learn more about our emergency assistance program and to apply.