Summer break is fast approaching for students, and some dieticians are warning more kids are gaining weight during this time off.
“People assume their kids are going to be out and more active – which sometimes is the case – but a lot of kids have more time to themselves,” Stephanie Hancock, a registered dietician with Kaiser Permanente, said. “They’re not in their routine, so they tend to wind up having more screen time, and they tend to be snacking more during that time.”
Kaiser Permanente has developed an easy-to-remember plan to help parents keep kids healthy and active over summer break. The “5-2-1-none” approach calls for the following each day: five servings of fruits or vegetables, two hours or less of screen time, one or more hour of physical activity, and zero sweetened beverages.