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Do Not Let Academics and Healthy Eating Habits of Your Children Suffer this Summer with Healthy Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

June 4th, 2019 · No Comments

When summer rolls around and the kids are out of school, it’s time for everyone to kick back and relax, right? Sleep late, put the books to the back of the closet, and have free reign of the snacks in the refrigerator, freezer, and cupboard.

 

Wrong! Studies show that students who stash away the books over the summer months lose up to one month of school year learning (study by David M. Quinn and Morgan Polikoff). The same goes with snacks and unhealthy eating. Don’t let summer become a season of unhealthy eating habits. Instead, invest in fun and healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

You’ve invested a lot of time, effort, love, and money into making your kids a success, and that’s not just academically successful. You work hard to prepare healthy and balanced meals, pack nutritious lunches, and try to be creative with fun and healthy snacks during the school year. Don’t allow unhealthy eating habits just because it’s summer.

Follow a few simple tips to keep on track with studies and healthy eating this summer:

 

  1. Go for nutrition by following the food pyramid with enough servings of fruits, vegetables, protein, and grains.
  2. Understandably, the summer months are busy with sports, work, camps, and daycare. However, not all convenience foods are filled with sodium, fat, and calories. Foods such as apples and baby carrots with dips are fun, convenient, healthy, and nutritious.
  3. With a little bit of time and creativity, those brown bag lunches and snacks can be healthy and fun. If your family is young, make animal shapes or flowers out of their sandwich, fruits, or vegetables. Who could turn that down?
  4. Read and review. Who doesn’t want a break from the studies over the summer months? However, taking a few minutes each day to read with your child and review those math problems can keep them up-to-date with their academics so they aren’t so far behind when school starts again in the fall. If you’re traveling, take along some books to read in the car, have them read road signs, and add up the cost of items purchased in the store or restaurant to keep their reading and math skills sharp.

 

This summer, don’t let your child’s academic progress and healthy eating habits suffer. Take a few minutes each day to work with your child by reading, writing, and reviewing math calculations. Additionally, work with them to continue and achieve healthy eating habits.

 

Dippin’ Stix can help with sliced apples and dip and crisp baby carrots and dip. These snacks are not only affordable, nutritious, and healthy—they’re also fun with individual or family size packaging. What’s even better, Dippin’ Stix snacks are also available in vending machines for convenience. Check out the healthy snack options available from Dippin’ Stix today at a retailer near you, and don’t let your child’s academic progress and healthy eating suffer this summer!

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