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Sep 5th 12:54:14 PM

September is HERE!

By Michael Leidig, Clinical Director, Center for Youth Wellness Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

And with it comes changes to everyone’s schedule and a few fun holidays.

School is back in session!! Remember to make sure to have healthy snacks like fruit, veggies, cheese, yogurt, nuts and whole grain crackers throughout the day. Proper nutrition is always important!

In honor of Grandparents Day this past weekend (Sunday, 9/7) try and follow their lead, skip the fast food and pack a lunch instead—they didn't eat out much back then. And don’t forget to add a fruit. Speaking of fruit, Johnny Appleseed Day is Friday 9/26. Eat a few apples or even plan an apple-picking trip with your family. It's a fun way to get active, get some fresh air, and stock your fridge with a super healthy food. And don’t forget to eat some super healthy veggies too. It's easier than it seems – add spinach or red peppers to scrambled eggs at breakfast or a sandwich at lunch.

Have a great September!

For more information on snacking, fruits/veggies, and eating at home with your family instead of fast food, click on these links for a free handout:

1. Healthy Snacking

2. Fruits/Veggies 

3. Family Meals 

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