Keep Your Kids Well-Nourished This Summer!

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

It’s summer, which means that school is out, the kids are home, and it’s now more important than ever to make sure that you’re keeping them nourished and well-fed. Nutritionist Shweta Mishra suggests foods and drinks to help keep your kids healthy and hydrated over the summer!

  • Water – A no-brainer when it comes to staying well hydrated!
  • Fruit smoothies – A fun, tasty way to keep their fruit and veggie intake high!
  • Coconut water – Besides being a nice alternative to plain water, its chock full of electrolytes!
  • Yogurt – Probiotics in yogurt keep their guts healthy!
  • Citrus – Provides a punch of vitamin C, and also has abdominal cooling properties.
  • Leafy greens – Full of vitamins, minerals, and most importantly, fiber.
  • Protein-rich foods – Gives kids a boost of energy and is vital for their growth and development.

So many of these foods are produced right here in Arizona! Check out your local grocery store for fresh, locally grown fruits, citrus, leafy greens, dairy products, as well as protein products like meat and eggs!

For more health-related articles, check out the Fill Your Plate blog!

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