Kids can celebrate National Nutrition Month, too

Published 7:01 am Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kremer2March is National Nutrition Month and the team of Hy-Vee dietitians would like to focus on the kiddos.  With childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles on the rise, Hy-Vee has a developed a variety of programs to help busy families adopt healthier lifestyles.

People shy away from going to the gym for a number of reasons — no time, too tired, and high membership costs being the most common.  Hy-Vee KitsFit™ takes these genuine concerns and turns them into healthy solutions for the entire family.

In our January newsletter we introduced as a fun way to get your children, or the entire family, up and active during the cold month of January.  This month we are featuring Hy-Vee KidsFit Part 2, in case you need another push to get started!

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Hy-Vee KidsFit can be completed in as little as 20 minutes a day.  These free online videos led by our personal trainer, Daira, provide everything you need to help the entire family become more active. The five-week challenge and other training guides are included to keep fitness fresh. Nutritious recipes that are simple and tasty are also included.

Check out this family fun “Roll the Dice Challenge” using KidsFit videos and homemade dice.  See below for dice craft instructions.  For the pdf version, contact me, your Hy-Vee dietitian, at!

 Begin 4 Kids

While KidsFit is a fantastic do-it-yourself personal trainer for the entire family, consider adding our dietitian-led in-store programs as well:  “Begin 4 Kids.”

It’s a healthy lifestyle management program designed with the entire family in mind.

This is a four-week program with an emphasis on food groups, physical activity, and eating for good health. Each session is led by a registered dietitian and modified with a curriculum designed specifically to the age of your child or children.

Session 1

•Individual nutrition consult with dietitian

•Food for fuel

Session 2

•Nutrition store tour

Session 3

•Food for focus

Session 4

•Portions for you

For more information on Hy-Vee KidsFit and Hy-Vee Begin 4 Kids, contact me, your local Hy-Vee dietitian.

Nutty Rice Cake with Honey

Nutty Rice Cake with Honey

Nutty Rice Cake with Honey

Serves 1

 All you need

•1½ tbsp almond butter

•1 brown rice cake

•1/8 apple, thinly sliced

•½ tsp Hy-Vee honey

 All you do

1. Spread almond butter on rice cake, top with apple slices and drizzle with honey.

Source: Eating Well.

This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.