Dietary Tips to Ensure Your Family is Eating Healthy on the Go

Take time to plan nutritious meals and snacks for your family, even if you're on the go.

Q: How can I make healthy snacks for my family during an active sports season or summer?

A: A sound yet flexible nutrition plan is one of the greatest keys to success for your family. However, finding time to plan meals can be very difficult with on-the-go schedules. Your child’s nutrition directly affects their performance both on and off the field, as well as prevention of illness and injury. Look at your calendar and set aside time to plan nutritious meals and snacks for you and your family. Meal prepping helps to save time and maintain an overall healthy diet.

Setting aside 10 to 15 minutes on the weekend to plan meals and snacks for the week, along with planning your family calendar, can be beneficial. First, pick the meals and snacks you want to eat for the next week or two and create a grocery list—your kids can help! Next, designate a day on which you will prepare the food. You might roast a chicken, bake a casserole or make yogurt parfaits. Finally, package everything into portioned, portable meals so the next time you need to run out of the house, your food is ready to go.