Boys have unique health and nutrition needs and itís difficult as a mom to meet those needs on a busy schedule. Below are tips for helping your son get the nutrition he needs.
  • Breakfast: Add your favorite fruit to cereal or yogurt. Drink a glass of 100% juice.
  • Lunch: Pack a pita full of chopped veggies, have a salad, vegetable soup or fill a baggie with cut fruits and veggies to munch on.
  • Snacks: Fill ice cube trays with 100% juice (put in toothpicks) and enjoy the mini-popsicles in no time.
  • Dinner: Have two vegetables and a salad.

What's A Serving
The 5 A Day for Better Health Program defines one serving as:

  • 3/4 cup or 6 oz., 100% fruit or vegetable juice
  • cup raw, cooked, canned, or frozen fruit or vegetables
  • cup cooked, canned, or frozen peas or beans
  • 1 cup raw, leafy vegetables
  • 1 medium size fruit
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit

Health Benefits

  • Health benefits are gained by eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day and regular physical activity.
  • Eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day may reduce your risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Substitute fruits and vegetables for high calorie, low nutrient foods.
  • Regular physical activity helps decrease your risk for several chronic diseases, and also helps control your weight and reduce stress.