Create a Healthy Home
Dancing With the Stars host and mother of four, Brooke Burke, shares her tips for raising health-conscious kids:
1. Be a Role Model
“The best thing I can do for my children is to lead by example,” says Brooke. Carve out time each week to be active and opt for nutritious choices when planning meals. Doing so will show your kids that health is a priority.
2. Get Everyone Involved
Share the task of creating a healthy home by getting your youngsters involved. For big kids, ask for help with the grocery shopping or meal prep each week. For younger ones, try Brooke’s tip: “My children use a Brita for Kids Water Bottle that has a built-in filter. I make it their responsibility to refill their bottles throughout the day to stay hydrated.”
3. Stock Up
Provide your kids with the right choices by having a kitchen filled with wholesome foods. “I keep a snack bag handy filled with popcorn, dried seaweed, and nuts,” says Brooke.”Plus, I make sure to have a pitcher of water on the table at all times so my children aren’t tempted to reach for sugary substitutes when thirsty,” says Brooke.
Photo Credit: Brooke Burke-Charvet teamed up with Brita and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to encourage kids at a Pasadena elementary school to drink more water and fewer sugary drinks on October 17, 2012.
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