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Food and Fitness Focus

New: Catching Healthy Habits Game

Looking for new, fun ways to keep your kids active and learning? Print off our Catching Healthy Habits Game (similar to the origami fortune tellers from when you were a kid) and teach them new fruits and vegetables, exercises and healthy habits through play!

This healthy activity was recently featured at the Madison Children’s Museum Healthy Habits Week, sponsored by Dean & St. Mary’s.

Print the Healthy Habits Game

 

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Fitness Focus

3-2-1-0: Blast Off to a Healthier Family

Follow these easy-to-remember guidelines for making your kids and family healthier!

3 Meals Per Day

  • Eat at least 3 meals/day 
  • If you don’t like breakfast foods, try sandwiches and leftovers
  • Eat meals 4-5 hours apart

2 Hours or Less of Sedentary Activity Per Day

  • Cut back sedentary time by 30 minutes
  • Record your TV shows and skip commercials
  • Move during commercials: push ups, sit ups, stretching
  • Use exercise DVD’s or video games 
  • Go for a walk, bike ride, swim, hike

1 Hour or More of Physical Activity Each Day

  • Start slow: Add exercise 1 day a week, increase as you can
  • Walk to school/work/the store
  • Play active games with family rather than video games

0 Sweetened Beverages

  • Avoid beverages with added sugar
  • Dilute 100% juice with water
  • Drink water, skim or 1% milk, flavored beverages with less than 3 grams of sugar per serving

Family Meals as Often as Possible!

  • Include at least one family meal each day
  • Schedule specific days and times for family meals
  • Clear off the table for a family place to eat
  • Turn off all electronics
  • Encourage kids to help with meal planning, cooking, setting the table

Want to Learn More?
Visit bluekids.org for interactive games, healthy habit tracking sheets and more.
Read about how to spice up your kids’ exercise and the amount of physical activity Dean’s experts recommend for your kids.

Other Resources

Time for Kids & Channel 3

Dean is proud to partner with WISC-TV Channel 3 on this important initiative.

Visit the Time for Kids section on channel3000.com for more resources on keeping kids healthy!

Resource: Let's Move!

Let’s Move! is an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. It is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Visit the Let's Move! site for tips on ways you can make your children's future brighter.

Interactive Resources: Games and More

Dean's physicians recommend your kids try:

MyPyramid's Interactive Blast Off Game - Have fun while learning about the importance of healthy food choices and physical activity!

BlueKids.org - Learn about nutrition and exercise with these fun games.

GetSweaty.com - A fun site where you can win prizes and learn how to get fit.

Related Dean Services

Looking for assistance with your diet and eating habits? Check out the services of:

Mental Health Services

Comprehensive Weight Management Program

Pediatric Dietitian Services

Nutrition Services

Diabetes Management

Living Healthy Program - For Dean Health Plan members

Healthy Partners Program - For Dean Health Plan members