STAR Goal #1
Eat 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a Day
What does a total of 5 servings look like?
3 servings of vegetables + 2 servings of fruit = 5
2 servings of vegetables + 3 servings of fruit = 5
Or any combination that equals 5!
A quick cheat sheet to measure your serving sizes!
1 cup of raw leafy vegetables (about the size of a small fist)
1/2 cup of other vegetables
1/2 cup of vegetable juice.
1 medium fruit (medium is defined as the size of a baseball)
1/2 cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit
1/2 cup juice
STAR Goal #2
Limit Screen Time to 2 Hours per day
What is screen time?
Screen time is when you are watching TV, using the computer, phone, or other touch screen devices for games or social media outside of school or homework. Our youth today spends an average of 7 hours of screen time a day!
Limit screen time to 2 hours OR cut down on screen time by at least 1 hour and incorporate physical activity, music, reading, or arts and crafts in it’s place!
STAR Goal #3
Exercise for 60 minutes a day
60 Minutes a day you must play and be active!
This goes for parents and kids! Remember that 60 minutes does not have to be done all at once, it can be done throughout the day and equal 60 minutes by bedtime!
Some examples of daily activity:
Day 1: 30 min bike ride + 15 min Active Wii Game + 15 min walk after dinner = 60
Day 2: 20 min flag football game + 20 minute KFIT Health DVD + 20 baseball pass = 60
Day 3: 40 min hike with family + 10 min bike ride after school + 10 min swim = 60
Be sure to keep track and hit a goal of 60 minutes everyday!
STAR Goal #4
Consume Zero Sugary Drinks
(water and low fat milk instead)
Why are sugary drinks bad?
Sugary drinks are considered one of the leading causes of weight gain for kids and adults these days! We are drinking our calories and storing that sugar as fat! If you set one goal this year, it should be to eliminate SODA from your home and your diet altogether! Avoid bottled drinks with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving! Most soda has about 32 grams per serving and other drinks like Gatorade are almost the same around 20grams per serving. WATCH OUT!!
- Natural fruit juices should be not be a daily habit and limited to 1 serving size of 8oz when consumed. Low fat milk is a much better choice because it has protein, fat, and vitamins kids need.
- Water is always your best option for continuous hydration throughout the day! Adding lemon, lime or orange slices will make it extra fun and delicious!
Be sure to improve your fluid intake but cut down on sugary drinks and eventually you can eliminate them altogether!