We all want nothing more than to see our kids happy, healthy and successful, but figuring out how to put them on that path can be challenging. It’s easy to fall into a trap of feeling like you don’t know what to do next.

It doesn’t have to be difficult: success comes from good habits, and good habits come from you! Show your kids how you Eat Real and Live Real, and they’ll join in! Make family meals a priority, build time to be active with them and trust that these habits will follow them their entire lives.

Healthy Tips for Growing Real

  • Kids learn from you! Show your kids how to eat right and be active, and they will follow
  • Most kids get way too much sugar! Aim for 25g per day (see nutrition labels)
  • Kids can never have enough fruits and veggies – make fruit a snack habit with mandarin oranges, apples and other naturally sweet treats
  • Kids NEED lots of sleep: 8-10 hours per day
  • Kids who are active do better in school and in life – aim for 60 minutes of activity per day
  • Make nature time a part of your week – Grand Rapids’ 74 parks are just steps away

Resources for Growing Real