We still have plenty of Halloween candy left. Maybe not as much chocolate in those trick-or-treat bags as the other types of candy, but still, there’s quite a bit left. I have no problem letting my kids have candy or soda every once in a while. When I was growing up, we weren’t allowed to have any sugar at home. So when my brothers and I went to a friend’s house or anywhere where we could have it, we overindulged because we didn’t learn a balance.
For my own kids, we don’t have foods or sodas that are off-limits, but I’m a big supporter of moderation, which is probably why there’s still plenty of Halloween candy left! My boys are so active. They’re involved with karate, soccer, basketball, and running. They have so much going on that if I don’t write it down, I’d be bound to forget something (though, thankfully, never someone). When they are home, they’re often outside, shooting hoops, riding bikes, running, jumping on the trampoline, or throwing or kicking a ball around.
My boys like to move. It’s why it doesn’t bother me when we occasionally do something like head to a movie on a rainy day and enjoy some candy, popcorn, and a soda. We have a great balance right now in our house, but it can be hard to maintain that balance as kids get older.
“Coke, Dr Pepper and Pepsi understand that getting a balanced mix of foods, drinks and physical activities for your family isn’t always easy. That’s why they’re coming together for the first time ever to talk to teens about balancing what they eat and drink with what they do. With tools to help teens get active and information to help them think about when they’ve had too much, or maybe when it’s time for a treat—America’s beverage companies are supporting our efforts to find a balanced mix that works for our families.”
Mixify is all about balance. Its mission is to inspire teens to find a balanced mix of food, drinks and physical activities every day in ways that are totally unique to them because everyone, every family and every day is different. The idea for Mixify started when moms across the country told America’s leading beverage companies they wanted the companies’ support in educating their teens about balance, and that includes how they can fit all the foods and beverages they might enjoy, including things like soda and ice cream or other treats, and still achieve balanced lifestyles. Mixify was co-created with teens to make sure it would resonate with them, and includes features teens specifically asked for, like the opportunity to ask experts, like dietitians and personal trainers, for advice on how to fit balance into their busy lives.
Visit www.DeliveringChoices.org to learn about Mixify and all the other efforts America’s beverage companies are undertaking to help families achieve balance. To visit the Mixify website for teens, check out www.MyMixify.com.
What do you do to keep your family balanced? Tips?
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