The ABC’s of Creating Healthy Habits

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School is back in full swing and with all that homework comes the unhealthy options at school. I’m not just talking about the cafeteria either. I’m talking about all of the candy and junk food snacks your child is offered every day as well. Though our busy lifestyle can interfere with our efforts to eat a healthier diet, we are committed to giving our routine a refresh and creating healthy habits this school year.

Snack Preps

healthy habitsThis is exactly where healthy habits begin, nutrition! When it comes to Pinteresting lunches, you can go full blown Picasso and recreate a picturesque view of anything you can imagine. I think the tricky part is convincing your littles of the healthy snacks to include with their meals. The easiest way to solve this dilemma? Meal prep. Grab a box of snack ziploc bags and organizing tubs from the dollar store. Fill each little baggy up with different options for your littles to choose from. This way they can be a part of the process in packing their lunch or picking a snack after school and have a wide variety of options to choose from.

Outdoor Play

He could swing for hours 💙

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Healthy habits are also created by letting your little ones burn off energy. No, that’s not on any technology device, its stepping outside and getting their feet moving. This school year I’m making sure my boys are playing outside for a good solid hour. Doesn’t matter if its riding bikes or playing dodgeball, as long as they’re moving, they’re creating a healthy habit.

Bed Time

healthy habitsDid you know its recommended school aged children 6-13 years old should get 9-11 hours of sleep? Though homework can sometimes cloud our timeframe, we strive to keep a strict bed time enforced. No one likes waking up a cranky kiddo in the morning and having to fight to get them out of bed. Your little ones should wake up happy and ready to start their day if they’ve had enough sleep.

Daily Vitamins

healthy habitsAs much as we try to incorporate a healthy diet, sometimes our children still lack some of their daily nutritional needs. Incorporating a multivitamin daily is even easier than you think with Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies. They are not only great tasting, (yes, I tried them!) but come in all-natural fruit flavors that your kids will love from Orange to Cherry to Mixed Berry!

healthy habitsThese little yummy gummies do a great job and helping to fill key nutrient gaps in your child’s diet and aim to support their overall health.† They contain 12 essential nutrients including vitamins A, C, D, E, B vitamins and minerals like iodine and zinc. No worries about synthetic dyes, preservatives, or gluten either because you won’t find any in these gummies!

healthy habitsSince I am Vitamin D deficient and my oldest is pretty fair skinned, I decided to pick up the Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Vitamin D3 gummies as well at Target. Target offers a wide variety of the Nature Made® vitamins so I had lots to choose from for my littles. Also, its Target so any excuse to go in is all I need! Not to mention they are always rocking some kind of deal through the Cartwheel app!

Even though things may get hectic throughout the year, its never too late to start teaching your kid’s healthy habits for the school year. Choosing high-quality vitamins and supplements from Nature Made® is just one of the many options out there to get your family on track.


“† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.”



  1. August 29, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    We offer our kids tons of healthy food and we are outside playing all the time, but one thing we don’t do well is get to bed on time. It is most definitely one of our goals for the upcoming school year!
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  2. August 29, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    I am amazed by you meal and snack planning! Wow! I wish I could be this organized. I do take my vitamins though!

  3. August 29, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Healthy habits are so important to teach to young children. Since I am vitamin D deficient and know how that feels, I would definitely make sure my kids took supplements.
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  4. Rebecca Swenor
    August 30, 2016 / 5:57 am

    These are great tips to creating healthy tips for your little ones. I love the idea of having them involved with picking their own snack. Having the Nature Made vitamin gummies each day can a part of their routine is a great healthy habit for them to get into too. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  5. Nicole Etolen
    August 30, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Wow, I love the creativity and the organization skills! This is perfect for our little ones.

  6. August 30, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Creating healthy habits is very important and sometimes we fall short. I am working on using all of these tips to keep me on track.
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  7. August 31, 2016 / 5:29 am

    I love how you organized the snacks. Brilliant! And yes, vitamins are so important. We make sure we don’t miss taking one everyday.
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  8. Gabriel
    August 31, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Having healthy snacks premade is a great idea. IT really reduces the temptation to just reach for a bag of chips instead.

  9. August 31, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    These are great tips. My son just started high school this year and his days are soooo long. He used to stay up late, but he can’t even make it now, he is so tired. He is definitely not eating enough during the day, but his school doesn’t offer any bad snacks – which is great. But for him, not so great since he is such a picky eater.

  10. CourTneYlynne
    August 31, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    These vitamins sound great!!! Gummies are the only things I can get my daughter to take

  11. Sara
    August 31, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    These are great tips! I t is the time of year to start being diligent about good health. Adding vitamins is a great idea.

  12. September 1, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I have been buying Nature Made® Supplements for awhile now to help my body stay as healthy as possible. I try to eat a variety of nutritious food but I do have a weakness for the junk foods.

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