Helpful Health Tips
Swansea Public Schools - Health Services
How to Eat Healthier:
Examples of ways to make meals healthier when eating at Fast-Food restaurants:
- Avoid mayo, special sauces and cheese
o These types of condiments add a lot of extra calories and fat.
- Order Fruit instead of Fries:
- Avoid Extra Cheese
- Avoid Pepperoni
o Instead choose vegetables or lean meats such as ham or chicken
- Choose thin crust pizza
o Choosing thin crust over regular crust can save about 100 calories per a slice
- Avoid Soda!
o Soda has a lot of extra sugar. Children should choose water or milk instead:
- Avoiding dipping sauces
o Some are high in calories, fat and sugar:
- A good breakfast cereal should have at least 2 grams of Fiber per a serving
- Go for whole grains whenever possible
- Cereals should be low in sugar.
o Consider naturally sweetening breakfast cereal by adding cup up fresh fruit for example bananas, strawberries, and peaches. This will also help make the meal more nutritionally balanced.
*Children who eat Breakfast have overall increased energy for the day, healthier nutrition, higher intake of vitamins, lower BMI, and enhanced academic achievement
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