GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Maranda visits Dr. Fahner at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to talk about getting kids ready for back to school. He gives eight 'Healthy Counts' tips that will give kids a health routine they can count on.
Eight hours or more of sleep a night. Get your child on a proper school sleep schedule so they will feel rested and ready to take on the school day.
Seven breakfasts a week. It's the most important meal of the day, and will kick start your child's brain and metabolism for school.
Six home cooked meals a week. With the busy schedules we all have, aim to make a healthy and balanced dinner for most of the week.
Five servings of fruit and veggies a day. Make sure your child gets a good dose of nutrition through fruits and vegetables everyday.
Four positive self messages a day. Keep your child's self esteem and self worth high, they will perform better and feel confident to take risks during the school day.
Three servings of low fat dairy a day. Kids need Calcium and Vitamin D to keep their bones and teeth strong.
Two hours or less of screen time a day. Get your child out and about, social interactions are healthier than screen time.
One or more hours of physical activity a day. Keep your kid active! It's great for them and helps fight obesity.
Zero sugary drinks a day. Fill your child with nutrients not empty calories.
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