Fit and Well Idaho: Healthy eating in the summer months

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:20 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — When heading out to a barbecue or pool party this summer, Doctor Andrew Jones at St. Luke’s is encouraging people to think healthy.

When packing your plate full of food this summer, make sure you pick more fruits and vegetables than anything else.

Try to enjoy one protein item, and then the rest with fruits and vegetables.

Jones says an easy way to encourage your children to eat healthy, is to cook your meals together or plant a garden.

“Whether it be a garden, the kids planting the garden, or preparing the food themselves, studies have actually shown that kids who make healthy foods are more likely to eat those healthy foods and are more likely to offer them to other people as well,” said Dr. Andrew Jones, a pediatrician at St. Luke’s.

It is important to stay hydrated, especially in the heat of the summer as well.

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