YMCA of Central Ohio

Bringing Healthy Habits Home

The Y is working to provide the healthiest environment possible for your children, and we also want to help you build a healthy home for your family.

Here are some tips:

  1. Eat as a family as frequently as possible. Turn off electronics and enjoy each other’s company.
  2. Make it easy for everyone to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables by offering two or three options. Mix and match fresh, frozen and canned.
  3. Let family members serve themselves during meals to increase understanding of portion sizes and health food choices.
  4. Get moving daily with moderate to vigorous activities! Play music and dance after dinner or take a family walk. Make physical activity part of your normal routines by walking or biking to work or school.
  5. Make water your first drink choice at meals.