Week 5 Challenge: Prepare healthy snacks before they are needed, and have them available for after school and the weekend. Pack some in Ziploc bags and keep them in the car for quick snacks when you are stuck in traffic. Snacks should be protein and fiber packed, instead of refined sugar, fat, and salt packed.
Ideas for Changing Grazing/Snacking Habits: Have clear jars of seeds, such as pumpkin and sunflower with low or no added sugar, dried fruits, and raw nuts on the kitchen countertop. They are visually very attractive, and are easy for kids to access.
Exercise: If you are not able to go outside, find a safe place inside the house to toss a large ball to each other. If you live alone in your household, find a safe place on the wall and throw the ball against it. Ball can be purchased at dollar stores and grocery stores. They should be soft, so no one gets hurt. Make it fun! Ask each person who catches the ball to say a memory text. Additionally, do some squats, or any interval activity. Walk your kids to school, if possible, and park farther away from stores, allowing for quick walks.