Children learn by example. Healthy eating habits start at home and that’s why I provide healthy meals for my family. If a child grows up never incorporating healthy foods into their diet they are more inclined to become overweight and struggle with health issues. By forming this habit early, children will be more likely to choose a healthier lifestyle than those who don’t know any better.
Most of the time I take the boys with me to the grocery store. At this young age, everything is fun and there’s always a lesson to be learned. On our recent trip to Wal-Mart I picked up Jennie-O turkey sausage.
Jennie-O’s simple service project Champions for Kids encourages parents to make healthy meals for their children. Here’s what Jennie-O mentions about the project:
Children who do not eat a nutritious breakfast have a harder time focusing and staying awake in class, which can seriously affect their future educational and professional success. Starting their day with low-fat healthy protein like Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage is a great way to help kids grow and succeed inside and outside the classroom!
Cook a nutritious breakfast for children in your community (your child’s class, youth group, or sports team, for example), and let us know that you gave breakfast a wake-up call! Every time you cook a nutritious breakfast for children in your community, let us know at championsforkids.org/share so that we can celebrate your participation and count you towards our goal of mobilizing 20 million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids!
The site offers great recipe ideas and inspirational stories too. Choosing a healthier breakfast option like turkey bacon or turkey sausage gives kids a running start to their day. Here’s my lil guys enjoying their healthy breakfast: eggs, Jennie-O turkey sausage, and strawberries.
Giving back to our local community is something I also enjoy doing so I purchased a few extra packages of Jennie-O turkey sausage to donate to my husband’s school food pantry. By doing this, I hope to help families in need eat healthier too!
I want to encourage all of my readers to visit Jennie-O’s site and learn more about their simple service project.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Jennie-O #cbias #SocialFabric