“Raising kids is easy!” Said no one ever. 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 5 ways you can help your child to learn the importance of eating healthy and being active.
These five ideas are in no way comprehensive, so share your own in the comments and make sure to scroll all the way down to find out about a 21 Day Fix contest in which you could win $5,000!
1. Exercise In Front of 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. @sweatandreign knows actions sometimes speak louder than words when it comes to good habits, so she got her family involved.
@mrsmcfella is sticking to her Beast workouts and taking care of her toddler — now that’s dedication!
2. Bring Your Kids to the Grocery Store
Healthy eating starts with the food you buy. @Ninapears is setting an example for her son by filling her cart with fruits and veggies. Looks like her kiddo is onboard. Literally!
3. Cook with Your Kids
While you may choose to go to restaurants or order takeout from time to time, nothing beats a home-cooked meal. 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her son, Dom, have fun in the kitchen making healthy meals and holiday treats.
4. Pack Healthy Lunches and Snacks
Healthy food helps kids perform their best in school and on the playground! That’s why Autumn packs healthy lunches for her son. Here’s an example of one of those featuring a sandwich made with all-natural organic turkey, provolone cheese, and mustard on Ezekiel toast, mixed organic berries, broccoli (with an orange container of ranch dressing, not pictured), and mixed almonds and cashews with coconut pieces covered in dark chocolate.
Note: Colorful 21 Day Fix containers are a convenient way to pack children’s lunches, but kids should not follow the meal plan or portion sizes.
5. Make Holidays Healthy
Holidays are about family and fun. Here are some fun, festive ideas you can make with your kids, including these spooky bananas and clementine pumpkins that are perfect for Halloween!
Photo by Amanda Meixner
Parents, here’s your chance to participate in our #FixFam Contest! Since the 21 Day Fix container system is so easy a kid could explain how to use them, we are asking you to have them do just that. For the next 4 weeks, We’ll pick 1 winner a week that will receive $1,000 and 1 GRAND PRIZE winner who will receive $3,000.
Here’s how to enter:
- Record a video of your kiddo explaining how easy the 21 Day Fix portion control system is to use and how the containers work.
- Upload to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
- Caption it and use #FixFam AND #Contest
- Enter by Monday, November 16
Click here to view contest rules.